Iwan Maktabi and David/Nicolas teaming up came out of a simple question: “Why don’t they make carpets like this anymore?”
During one of their visits to Iwan Maktabi’s Flagship store, the Lebanese design duo was awestruck at the sight of antique Zieglar and Agra carpets.
What captivated them most is the textures of these carpets,the simplicity and elegance of their designs, and their rarity.
After sketches, trials and errors, the limited edition Orientations collections was born. A vast field of hand-carded wool with three dimensional figures found in Oriental carpets and in common with the duo’s design language, reminiscent of constellations in the night sky.
With a simple gaze, they’ll orient you North, South, East or West.
The carpets are a mélange of ancient, contemporary and futuristic elements woven into timeless aesthetics!