“A rug – in itself is a magical object, but for us, it is also a symbol of cultural heritage and a chance to explore both paths.” - Rooms Design
Rugs are deeply rooted in Georgian culture and have been an inseparable part of everyday life for centuries. This is the story about the old Georgian rugs that were made by the local women in the villages high-up into the Caucasus Mountains, where you can touch the starry sky, where you can become one with the universe and the universe becomes one with you. It is a story of a primitive expression for the feelings invoked by the wilderness, in it's beauty and the mystery of its invisible energy illustrated in the simple lines, words, and numbers… Reinterpreting authentic Georgian Rug motifs, Rooms Design fuse design and history into this small-curated selection of rugs. “A rug – in itself is a magical object, but for us, it is also a symbol of cultural heritage and a chance to explore both paths.” – Rooms Studio
LIONS AT NIGHT: Drawing inspiration from celestial maps, this is a play between duality and singularity. Two lions, two moons and constellations become one with each another. The lions themselves are sitting on a magic carpet calmly staring at you – as if they have appeared to you in a dream, while constellations are acting as invisible guides for your journey, a journey into the night - a place of stillness and infinite wisdom.
TWO DEER: Reinterpreting authentic Georgian Rug motifs – deer are a tribute to naivety and primitive forms. We also wanted to capture the moment of invisible connections between the two deer, nature and ourselves. By sensing the presence of something else, we created a pattern that carries traces of magical powers. Exaggerated horns touching the stars symbolize our connection to nature and tapping into the unknown and the mysterious.
DEER AT NIGHT: Inspired by starry skies and the infinite nature of space, we continue our theme of traveling in time by going back to our roots by using authentic rug motifs from our past and into the future by using the most recognizable Sci-fI object: the UFO. This playfulness adds absurdity to the artwork and it loses its sense of time.