Fort Street Studio’s most recent introduction is the hand-knotted carpet design Roadway.
Co-Principal and Co-Creative Director Janis Provisor created the original painting that inspired this design while working with partner Brad Davis in the medieval town of Roccantica in the mountains outside of Rome. The journeys up and down winding streets to their studio on a hill inspired the textural background achieved via two weaving styles while the roadway like motif simulates the winding routes explored in the stick-shift car they drove there all summer.
Mixing in silk with the wool adds a glisten and shimmer to the overall effect – reminiscent of damp cobblestones.
The design is interpreted in a blend of hand processed, high-altitude wool and cultivated silk, using time treasured Tibetan hand-knotting techniques. Meticulous dyeing of the yarns produce complexity and depth of color which enrich the overall aspect of the carpet.