As a writer and an occasional disciple of Oulipo, I'm a great fan of the forced constraint. This device promotes creativity in art through restriction, thus encouraging innovative problem solving-the most famous involves an entire novel written without the letter e. Textile manufacturer Warp & Weft has their own take with Tsubaki, an entire collection featuring a simple floral pattern.
Warp & Weft's Tsubaki Shows How Different Fibers Turn a Simple Daisy Into a Cornucopia of Shapes and Shades
In fact, Tsubaki is Japanese for "Camellia"-each rug in the new collection offers this simple daisy-like flower as the textile's central motif, yet in its use of different colors, pile heights, and fabrics, the design displays tremendous variegation.
"The eye is invited to dance over the delicious variety of color shown and notice the textural details-silk reflects the light and wool absorbs it." That salient fact explains how Tsubaki's 18 different colors (everything from Lemon Drop to Magenta, Sable to Forest Green) are each able to illuminate and cast a spell, to imbue every variation of Tsubaki with a distinctive identity and inescapable allure.
For specifying information, contact Warp & Weft at 212-481-4949, or visit the NY showroom at 145 Madison Ave.
About the Manufacturer: Warp & Weft began in 2001 as a premier showroom for hand-woven, antique oriental carpets. Beginning in 2005, they began to create beautiful textiles as well: "All the rugs in the Warp & Weft Modern Collection are made from the purest Himalayan wool and Indian mulberry silk."