Spacecrafted by Jan Kath

Spacecrafted by Jan Kath

New for 2014, the Spacecrafted collection by German rug designer Jan Kath is inspired by the vivid colors and images from the Hubble telescope.



Jan Kath’s hand-knotted Spacecrafted rugs are replicas of high-resolution photographs of space.

Made in Kathmandu from Chinese silk and hand-carded and handspun Tibetan highland wool, the rugs are crafted by a team of specialist weavers. Each rug has more than 150-200 knots per square inch and uses a palette of up to 60 colors.


"For years I had wanted to use the images of this awe-inspiring stellar spectacle in my textile work," says Kath. "But only now, with 15 years' experience and a huge pool of expertise, are we technically in a position to produce these images in the highest resolution. The result is photorealistic and quality of this kind has never before been achieved on the market."



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About the manufacturer: German rug designer Jan Kath creates contemporary hand-woven rug designs using traditional materials like hand-combed Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. His designs display a synergy between contemporary minimalism and old world craft. Kath has stores in both Berlin and New York, and has received numerous design awards including the Best Rug Design Award at the prestigious Wallpaper* Design awards 2011.

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