The price of handmade rugs can be very high for that the craftsmen weave them day by day, which lasts for years, and outline delicate patterns, which is actually art at all. Hand knotted pieces always own a unique beauty, so that we don’t want to put it on the ground to trample, it is not difficult to understand on this point.
In this case, it is a better way to put it on the table.
Dutch designer Ruben van Megen is inspired by the portraits of the 17th century aristocrats to have the idea of putting the carpet on the table to design the café 6116 series table.
From Dutch Tradition
In fact, some traditional cafés in the Netherlands are popular in placing the carpet directly on the table. Designers have sublimated this form into one design, which is a way of applying traditional ideas to make the works have a certain cultural meaning. In addition, the Persian carpet used in the work is a famous Iranian handicraft. Its weaving and production history can be traced back to 2,500 years ago. Its main feature is the use of pure natural dyes, extracted from plants and ores, and processed by special processes. Long-lasting; coupled with its sophisticated and exquisite hand-woven patterns, Persian carpets have become a rare art treasure.
In the café 6116 series, the designer is based on carpets, thoroughly cleans the old carpets owned by the guests, and then tailors the appropriate table for them. Even after some processing and beautification, there are still different traces on the carpet as a witness to life. However, not everyone has a Persian carpet, so it is also a viable option to buy a new carpet for desktop use.
With the Persian carpet as the tabletop, there is probably no more luxury than this. The most special thing is that there are not two Persian rugs in the same pattern in the world, so it is very collectible. It is undoubtedly a commodity, both a work of art and a cultural heritage. An Iranian, authentic craft Persian carpet can last for more than 100 years and increase value over time.
The pattern on the Persian rug is called “Paisley” and originated from the Babylonian, and is inseparable from the Persian and Indian cultures. Persian carpets became popular in the 17th century in the Safavid dynasty, known as the “Golden Age.” At that time, the Persian Emperor Shah Abbas the Great ruled Iran, Zhen and textile industry, Persian technology exported to Europe, its aesthetics even became a symbol of the prosperity of generations, and affected the “Dutch Golden Age” Artist’s creation.
After the 1960s, the Paisley pattern was once again explosive, and the names of the fashion leaders such as David Bowie, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were all Paisley fans. In recent years, Persian rugs have returned to the trend. Fashion brands such as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Etro have also used Paisley designs to design their costumes. The Houston Art Museum in Germany has just finished this year’s “Beautiful Gifts: Masterpieces from Persia” (Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands) exhibition.
If they don’t own a Persian carpet, the designer also works with several carpet trading companies to allow buyers to find a suitable carpet; of course, customers can also handle their own carpets.
There are two types of table styles – the dining table and the coffee table, which are designed with a slim frame and focus on the treasure of the table with light weight. The frame is available in two material styles, a matte anthracite with a little shell color, and a hand-polished brass with a high-gloss finish, depending on whether the user pursues a low-key modern or luxurious feel.