Birch Grey Shag
Fort Street Studio’s Co-Principles and Co-Creative Directors Brad Davis and Janis Provisor have always loved shag carpets, being children of the 1950s, so it came as no surprise they endeavored to create one of the most luxurious shags in existence. Shag carpets of the past were usually made of low-grade wool or synthetics, but Davis wondered if it was possible to create a thick shag yarn with a tight twist in silk that would stand up stand up to the heat and pressure of the drying process. Working alongside Fort Street Studio’s trusted factory manager, who was an expert in making different types of yarn, Davis set out executing samples in a variety of pile heights. They found a long shag most successful, and Fort Street Studio’s first wild silk Shag carpet was made – casual but with the softness and luxury of the Studio’s first grade Dandong silk. While easier to weave at 60-knots a foot, the style uses an inordinate amount of silk, so as a result these shags have only been manufactured in limited quantities.