Roccantica Black & White
During a summer trip to Umbria, Fort Street Studio Co-Principal and Co-Creative Director Janis Provisor was exploring an interest in the simplistic beauty of a line drawing. Using a tiny brush, she kept the lines small and confined movement to her wrists, to create lines that conveyed the actual act of drawing with a brush. With ever the artists’ eye, Co-Principal and Co-Creative Director Brad Davis suggested she stop her automatic drawings before filling up the page. The final drawing was transferred into a carpet pattern and woven into Roccantica, so named for the city where the couple had spent their summer drawing, listening to pop music, and surveying the medieval splendor of the Borgo.
This contemporary rug design is interpreted in wild Dandong silk according to time treasured Persian hand-knotting techniques. Color-precise yarn dyeing enables the weavers to execute the studio’s painterly designs with watercolor bleeds and the illusion of three-dimensional, geometric texture. Wild Dandong silk is especially plush and durable, and when hand-cut provides the carpets with a sophisticated suede-like finish that subtly enhances the design’s modern, unique, and evocative motifs.
100% hand-knotted wild silk pile. 100% cotton warp & weft. 120 knots per line. 15 strands per knot. 5/16” pile height.