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product focus Rugs the Right Way Arzu engages architectural star power for the Masters Collection 1 2 3 4 Commissioning made-to-order rug designs by world-renowned “Through back-and-forth investigations, we refined the graphics based architects is an exciting prospect, but throw in a good cause and the upon the constraints of traditional rug making while still maintaining collaboration gains even greater significance. Such is the case with the dynamism of the three-dimensional objects.” The multicolor Arzu Studio Hope’s Masters Collection, which is being offered to the explosion of puzzle pieces evokes a sense of piling. trade through Coalesse and, as with all Arzu projects, benefits Afghans Boldy-hued shapes are also prevalent in Arabesque 1 and 2 (3 while also employing Afghan women. For this line, the women artisans and 4, respectively) by Contract 2013 Legend Award winner Michael handknotted designs by Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Graves. His designs eliminate a horizon line to create a balanced Margaret McCurry, Robert A.M. Stern, and Stanley Tigerman. composition. “I do this with the intention that when a person walks into It’s fitting that Zaha Hadid—the first female to win a Pritzker a room and sees the rug from a number of viewpoints, they still feel the Architecture Prize—would donate time to a cause that empowers rug is oriented properly,” says Graves. women. Her ZH (1) rugs pose complex sketch-like forms on pink or black All of the rugs are composed of 100-percent wool, handmade on to depict changing perspective as one moves through time and space. steel looms, and utilize traditional techniques such as the use of natural Another Pritzker laureate, Frank Gehry, took a different approach. materials to create dyes. —Sheila Kim His vibrant Puzz (2) rug was a challenge in “how to translate a; three-dimensional object into a two-dimensional graphic,” says Gehry. reader service No. 220 36 april 2013

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