- Art & Design
The Scandinavian design studio Nordic Knots, together with ARJÉ, designed a collection of rugs that explores the meaning of finding a home. This collection embraces different styles, such as the vibrant history of the Mediterranean and the sharp, understated style of Northern Europe. Yet the friendship between the brands and the similarity of their vision has created a partnership in which they both find a home together.
Nordic Knots was founded by a Swedish couple living in New York, Liza Laserow and Fabian Berglund, together with Fabian's brother Felix. Together, they had the idea of offering the understated, well-made fabrics of their home to a new global audience. Thus Nordic Knots was born out of the Scandinavian tradition of functional design with a minimalist aesthetic.
ARJÉ was founded by Bessie Afnaim and Oliver Corral, the couple with roots in the UK and Spain respectively. Together they created a brand that has evolved over the past year from fashion to interiors. Meanwhile, they have launched ARJÉ HOME, bringing together fashion, art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, kitchen and design under one roof.
They looked at old, organic motifs to complete their unique symbolism, which represents the ARJÉ eye and the knot of Nordic Knots.
As carpets play a major role in making an empty space feel like a home, they looked for a home for this collection. Nicholas Préaud, a 3D artist based in Paris, designed the ARJÉ x Nordic Knots Home, a dream world that, like the carpets, brings together the two worlds of the brands. The result is an imaginary place that does not exist in reality, where the idyllic Sweden meets the rough and warm earth of southern Spain. In addition to the clean, Scandinavian minimalism present in the architecture and colour palette, the rustic richness of the Mediterranean is reflected in the choice of materials, details and objects. For the carpets, they were inspired by the warmth and movement of light, and the play of touch and texture. The shape was influenced by the abstract perspective of Cubism. They also looked at old, organic motifs to complete their unique symbolism, which represents the ARJÉ eye and the knot of Nordic Knots. The feeling of home means something different to everyone and is not always tangible. For some people this feeling comes from friendship or love, for ARJÉ and Nordic Knot this feeling comes from objects or environments that appeal to all the senses. That is why they created this collection together, which for them means comfort. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Visualisations by Nicholas Préaud