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Raw Edges for Golran

4/16/2014
The Palazzo Clerici with its ancient grandeur is a high-contrast stage for the carpet "Lake" by Raw Edges. Photo © Martina Metzner
A mirror, a carpet and a thousand possibilities. For Persian carpet specialist Golran, Israeli designer pair Yeal Mer and Shay Alkalay, who make up Raw Edges, have dreamed up knotted floor coverings that are as adaptable as a chameleon. Based on the works by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam (like Victor Vasarely in the 1960s and 70s he enriched and revolutionized the art world with his relief-like Op Art pieces), the models in the “Lake Collection” are designed such that, depending on the angle from which they are viewed, different patterns and colors can be discerned. The carpet is characterized by relief-like lines that reveal a wide array of shapes, yet without detracting from its comfort. In Milan this spectacle could be admired in the Triennale, at the Salone and in a room of Palazzo Clerici, whose venerable solemnity formed a fascinating contrast to “Lake”, and created a wonderful setting for it. (mm)
The Israeli designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay - together they are Raw Edges - developed a knotted ground cover for the Persian rug specialists Golran. Photo © Golran

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