Warp & Weft introduces AquaSlk, a sustainable fiber used for weaving beautiful carpets that embodies our brand’s identity. AquaSlk is a luxurious and highly durable fiber crafted from plastic ocean waste, representing our commitment to both style and sustainability.
AquaSlk fiber is water-resistant, stain-resistant, and flame-retardant, making this able to withstand extreme conditions while drying quickly, retaining color fastness, and cleaning easily. Because of its soft hand, AquaSlk is well-suited for boutique hospitality, commercial, and residential projects.
Michael Gabellini, Partner and Creative Director at Gabellini Sheppard, has long admired Warp & Weft's commitment to design and quality construction, making them an ideal partner to realize this creative vision. “With this collaboration, we want the ‘Aerial Series’ to celebrate our common love for evocative imagery and natural forms,” says Gabellini. “Rugs are more than just functional; they bring life into a space by unifying the interior architecture and adding warmth, texture, and materiality. We want to provide carpets that will not only be beautiful but will encourage a deeper connection with the surrounding environment.”
The design of the rugs themselves draws inspiration from nature, depicting the ephemeral beauty of water and atmospheric light. ‘The carpets in the ‘Aerial Series’ are meant to enrich their surrounding environments, and by extension, the lives of the residents of the spaces they inhabit,” shares Tomoko Hirose. Deceptively calm yet technically complex, the ‘Aerial Series’ evokes a sublime intrinsic beauty through the use of natural materials, form, and variegated texture.
“The ‘Aerial Series’ pushed us to go further than we’d ever gone in the past,” said Michael Mandapati, President of Warp & Weft, highlighting the collection’s distinctive characteristics. “The combination of the weave, the dye techniques, and the finishing process is completely unique to this collection and unlike anything else. Having appreciated Gabellini Sheppard’s work for many years, I was excited to collaborate on this series and I’m looking forward to launching the ‘Aerial Series.’”
Canadian design studio Yabu Pushelberg has created the Moxy and AC Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to encapsulate a variety of references to the surrounding city.
The two hotels were placed side by side within a Gensler-designed building in central Los Angeles, with Yabu Pushelberg carrying out the design for both hotels.
The designers used a variety of LA-oriented references across both hotels, referencing local artist culture, streetlife, the desert, as well as the imagery of movies from Hollywood.
Warp & Weft is making a return to BDNY this year!
Find us at booth #455
Register here and use our code EXIV821770 for a free trade fair pass.
Show Hours at the Javits Center
10am - 5pm
In mid-May, design took center stage across the entirety of New York City as thousands of creatives gathered for ten days to celebrate NYCxDESIGN. In its tenth year, the festival included hundreds of events across all five boroughs, the largest of which was ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan. This anchor event of NYCxDESIGN brought the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and WantedDesign—two of the city’s largest design organizations—together under one roof for a buzzing, three-day exhibition of products and projects from both emerging and established designers. Here are AN Interior’s picks from the show:
A number of notable architects debuted products at ICFF, including a rug collaboration between Deborah Berke Partners and Warp & Weft that took home the ICFF Editors Award for Carpet & Flooring...
For the first time since its debut, Deborah Berke Partners x Warp & Weft's Light & Shadow collection will be showcased at this year's ICFF show under Warp & Weft. The Light & Shadow collection contains the Dawn, Midday, and Dusk series, all three representing the motif of the way light and shadow interacts with architectural structures throughout the course of the day.
Warp & Weft is thrilled to be a nominee in Best of Year 2021! Dusk is the third and final installment in the Light & Shadow collection by Deborah Berke Partners, which was inspired by how natural light animates architecture and interiors.
Voting is open from now until October 11 and you can vote once per day. Please vote!
Hospitality Design HD magazine announces the finalists of the 16th annual HD Awards, which honor some of the year’s best and most innovative achievements in both project and product design around the globe. The breadth of the industry was showcased in the 730 projects and 310 products submitted across nearly 40 combined categories. As the industry continues to navigate a new reality amid COVID-19's impact, this year above all others, the HD Awards provides an opportunity to honor, celebrate, and recognize the amazing work achieved by the people who continue to make hospitality great—from designers, architects, owners, developers, operators, and manufacturing partners.
The discerning jurors at The Architects Newspaper published the winners of their 2020 Best of Products Awards, assessing each product type—in more categories than ever—on multiple bases including aesthetics, performance, ease of installation, and value. The Dawn Collection by Deborah Berke Partners x Warp & Weft has proudly been announced winner in the Textiles category.
“These patterns are so subtle in their gradation and choice of colors, and so sophisticated and unique with their figuration. They will enhance a broad range of furniture ensembles and spaces.” — Jejon Yeung
As a complement to Warp & Weft’s hand-knotted rug collections, Curated Broadloom extends the company’s commitment of unsurpassed design and quality into the realm of machine-made broadloom. Exceptional durability coupled with short lead times, this collection features a range of textures and materials—New Zealand Wool, Lucent Nylon, Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene, and Silk—all of which can be made to order in specific dimensions for residential and commercial projects.
Dawn is the first series of rugs in the Light & Shadow Collection. It was inspired by the values that inform Deborah Berke Partners' architecture and interiors: a commitment to creating place-specific designs that are sensitive to climate and culture. In its architectural practice, the firm uses natural light as a building material, and is always attentive to how light changes over the course of the day and with the turning of the seasons. Dawn abstracts the light, shadows, patterns, and reflections in some of the studio's most iconic projects to create sophisticated, graphic compositions of form and color, enriched with texture and lush materiality.
Hand-knotted in Nepal, Dawn showcases Warp & Weft's unwavering commitment to fine craft, superior construction, and the highest quality materials. The remaining two series in the Light & Shadow collection, Midday and Dusk, will be introduced throughtout 2020.
Dawn rugs are available to order as well as made to custom size and colors.
Now in its 10th year, Boutique Design New York, aka BDNY, turned out trends targeted to the hospitality design market. Standouts included rugs celebrating the Bauhaus centennial, a sofa inspired by a failed marriage proposal, and eye-popping graphic patterns including over-scaled popcorn kernels on wallpaper. Products by more than 750 manufacturers skewed residential in spirit while proving up to the challenge of hard-wearing hospitality environments and were viewed by over 8,000 architects, designers, and specifiers. Here are 13 highlights...
Last Thursday, the Design NJ team spent the day at the 2019 Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City. Design NJ is a proud media sponsor of this show, and we’re always thrilled to see the latest and greatest products on display and the energy and enthusiasm of attendees. This year was no different. Here are a few things that caught our attention...
Warp & Weft released GRID, an interpretation of Yabu Pushelberg’s drawings, in three phases beginning last fall; the final installment debuted at ICFF in May. The collection’s 12 designs reference features of the urban landscape with lines, planes, rectilinear shapes, and pops of color that accent the subdued palette. Combining flat weaving and hand-knotted textures allowed Warp & Weft to capture the detail and subtle dimensionality of the original drawings...
Made custom to fit the space of this home, our very own Twilight Circle is featured in this beautiful remodeling of a Bridgehampton home.
Rising from a desolate, rocky landscape in Joshua Tree, California, is a three-bedroom house made of shipping containers. Designed by architect James Whitaker for a client in the film industry, the residence sits on a 90-acre mountainside plot of land where stormwater created a gully. The shipping containers are oriented to maximize views and provide privacy, where needed, and solar panels on the roof of the garage power the building. This futuristic, space-age home sparks our search for edgy pieces fit for desert life.
The finalists for DOMOTEX's Carpet Design Award have been chosen...
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City
Sunday, November 12
10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, November 13
10:00am - 5:00pm
Register with our special code: Warp2062
(Non exhibiting manufacturers, CEU conference sessions and networking events are not included)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Warp & Weft has teamed up with Yabu Pushelberg to create GRID, a collection of beautifully crafted and textured flatweaves that has been featured at this year's Boutique and Design Trade Show.
GRID is inspired by the geometric and rigid shapes of urban landscapes. The underlying result creates a soft look, full of depth and sophistication, allowing it to adapt into any space.
GRID contains a total of twelve new designs, four of which have been featured and we're excited to unveil the rest in the upcoming year!
Tangent, Axis, Stria, and Planar are available now in custom sizes and colors.
Warp & Weft will be at ICFF at booth 2027!
From 5/21 - 5/24, we'll be showcasing our new twilight rugs. Save the date!
Warp & Weft is showcasing a new selection of flatweaves and hand-knotted rugs!
Thursday, March 16th
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M Design trade & VIP
Friday-Saturday, March 17th-18th
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M All ticket holders
Sunday, March 19th
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M All ticket holders
Receive a complimentary ticket with the promo code: "WARPANDWEFT" by the end of the day, March 15
See you there!
Warp & Weft will be at Architectural Digest's 2016 design show this week!
Come see us from March 17th - March 20th
Located on Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Ave
We've expanded our space! Come visit the 12th floor in the D&D building on 3rd Ave.
Warp & Weft seeks a highly organized, personable, and design-focused Showroom Assistant. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting clients, directing client inquiries, assisting Sales Associates, inventorying samples and rugs, and completing various showroom ad-hoc projects (product tearsheets, image library, samples display, merchandise photography etc). There is room for growth in this position for the right candidate.
- Proactiveness and willingness to take initiative
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Positive and outgoing demeanor
- Ability to multi-task
- High proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop
- Background or interest in Interior Design preferred
- Passion for color and education in color theory is a plus
Please forward resume and a brief cover letter to email@example.com
Please come see our latest collections!
We are pleased to announce Warp & Weft's new showroom located in the D&D Building! Visit us on the 12th floor in suite 1203.
It is with great pleasure we announce Warp & Weft is the Winner of the Best of Year Awards 2012 by Interior Design Magazine in the carpet/rugs category!
The design that has earned us this honorable title is Kaleidoscope - our earlier exciting collaboration with FIT textile design student Charlotte Rodiere.
"The Bulb" - a trophy for the winner, has always been like an "Oscar" to us in the interior design world. We are so grateful for the journey that brought us to this result and thank everyone who shares our vision of beauty and quality!
Look forward to the new heights!
We are thrilled to announce the five finalists of "Contemporary Creations": A Rug Design Competition for upper division Textile/Surface Design Program students at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Pictured left to right: Stephanie Gales (4th place), Michelle Parascandolo (5th place), Carolina Mandia (3rd place), Michael Mandapati (owner of Warp & Weft), Deborah Hernandez ("Rug Design" class professor at FIT), Charlotte Rodiere (2nd place) and Denize Sofia Maaloe (1st place). © 2011 Amanda Silvana Coen
Third annual BDNY show is approaching and we are excited to unveil the Tsubaki Color Wheel Collection of hand-tufted samples that was developed exclusively for the show.
Warp & Weft is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Contemporary Creations – A Rug Design Competition for The Fashion Institute of Technology’s upper division Textile/Surface Design Program students as part of their “Custom Rug and Carpet Design” class taught by instructor / rug designer Deborah Hernandez. The submitted work will satisfy the students’ first project requirement for the Fall 2011 semester. Contestants, who will submit a contemporary design in an open medium, are being given total freedom in expressing ideas for pattern and colors.
Find out about our new Highlands Collection in the article "Rugs Inspired by the Kimono" by Rima Suqi from the Thursday, June 23rd issue of the New York Times.
We had a fantastic time at the ICFF 2011 and wanted to thank everybody who stopped by our booth and marveled at the showcased "Echelon - Gilt" (right) and "Mum - Gilt" (left) rugs. For those who didn’t get a chance to visit, we are happy to officially introduce our hand-tufted Organica Collection, which has received a phenomenal response at the show!
Every rug is made to custom specifications and the lead times are close to instant gratification – five weeks for an 8’x10’. Most designs are implemented in semi-worsted Merino wool and twisted silk and feature a variety of textures and pile heights to create sophisticated surface that is both visually exciting and incredibly soft on the touch.
To view the collection, please click here.
"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is finally out and we can all marvel at the beautiful interiors of the main characters’ homes.
Gordon Gekko has always had an impeccable taste for beautiful objects...
Warp & Weft is pleased to celebrate with David Jameson Architects Inc the design awards won for the Warp & Weft gallery in the Washington Design Center. The recognition includes the Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture by the Northern Virginia AIA and the Award of Merit: Interior Design from the Inform Awards.
Warp & Weft would like to thank everyone who took part in the annual GoodWeave™ Rug Raffle, and donated thereby to the GoodWeave Campaign to End Child Labor. The winning ticket was drawn at the GoodWeave's holiday luncheon on December 16th by our Washington DC gallery manager Ilyssa Gross who was happy to announce that the beautiful Riviera Caramel rug now belongs to winning ticketholder Katie Fox.
Enter for a chance to win the handwoven wool & silk Riviera Caramel rug certified child-labor-free by GoodWeave and donated by Warp & Weft.
All proceeds benefit RugMark, the organization behind the GoodWeave program to stop child servitude in South Asia's handmade rug industry, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Riviera Caramel, measuring 8' x 10' with a retail value of $10,800, is part of Warp & Weft's Modern & Custom Collection designed primarily by Michael Mandapati. Hand woven in Nepal and made from pure Tibetan wool and Indian mulberry silk, the design echoes differing images from nature, from topographical maps to tree bark.
Raffle tickets are $25 each, 5 for $100, or 12 for $200. For a gift of $500 you'll earn 32 chances to win and for a $1,000 contribution, your name will be entered 70 times. The deadline to enter the raffle online is December 10th at 5:00 pm. You need not be present at the drawing to win.
Buy your raffle tickets online at www.GoodWeave.org/raffle If you prefer, you may mail a check made out to RugMark, the organization implementing the GoodWeave certification program, with "2009 raffle" in the memo line to 2001 S Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009.
Warp & Weft joins a nationwide effort, led by GoodWeave™, to eliminate child labor from the handmade rug industry. Warp & Weft works closely with rug importers whose products are certified child-labor-free by the GoodWeave label.
Renowned architectural photographer Paul Warchol spent the day in Warp & Weft's gallery in the Washington Design Center photographing the newly designed space.
Warp & Weft would like to extend the invitation to all our clients and visitors to our Champagne Reception on October 23rd 2008 from 5 to 7 - we hope to see you all there in Suite 621!
Please RSVP to 202 554 4949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Warp & Weft is pleased to announce our expansion into the Washington market with the opening of our new gallery designed by architect David Jameson. Located in the heart of D.C., the Washington Design Center is the region's largest resource for high-end home furnishings and décor. Serving the top architects and interior designers in the business, Warp & Weft is excited about our new presence in Washington's design industry. We look forward to seeing you all at the opening in September 2008.
Welcome to our newly designed website. Designed for better user-friendly navigation, you will be able to breeze through our website to enjoy the images – including a new "Installations" page that will display our rugs in actual clients' homes and offices all over the world. This section will be updated continuously as we acquire new images from our clients as well as publications where these projects were published.
This May, the 19th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will be held at the Javits Convention Center in New York. Because of all the wonderful responses received from our participation in 2006, Warp & Weft will be launching beautiful new designs again this year at the ICFF. Designers and Architects are urged to attend this premier event where some spectacular new and avant-garde home products will be debuting. The show will also be open to the public on the final day of the exhibition.
Open to the Trade Only:
Saturday, May 19 – Monday, May 21
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open to General Public:
Tuesday, May 22
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Warp & Weft Booth #1948
Warp & Weft is proud to announce its contribution to the 34th Annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House, with a custom commissioned rug by renowned architect Campion Platt of Campion Platt Architect, PC in New York. The custom Veranda rug in Cement was incorporated into Campion Platt's "Mr. Wu's Lab," a small alcove space furnished with minimal and architectural lines for a modern lab-like office. The tone-on-tone design of the Veranda – Cement complemented the overall decor in off-whites, offset by soft pink lights that subtly illuminated the space.
The 18th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is North America's premier event for contemporary design, drawing the most diverse assemblage of design professionals and general public alike to a spectacular display of the latest, avant-garde and gotta-have home products. The 145,000 square feet of Javits Convention center will be abound with more than 21,000 designers, architects, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and students during the four days of the Fair, making this event truly the design community's most-visited Mecca of the year.
Warp & Weft is a proud contributor in the 2006 ICFF show and is planning an impressive display for their hand-woven modern Tibetan rugs. As a first time exhibitor, Warp & Weft is set to bring fresh originality to the carpet and rug industry with innovative, statemental pieces to showcase their Modern Collection, the brainchild of the company's president, Michael Mandapati. The booth will be exhibiting in a beautiful gallery setting, showcasing full size design carpets as well as samples in all shades of color.
Open to the Trade Only:
Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 22
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open to General Public:
Tuesday, May 23
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Warp & Weft Booth #1248
Warp & Weft Modern Collection Catalogs arrived from Milan, featuring 80 pages of beautiful Modern Tibetan rugs in full color and detail. Please order online or email for more information on how to receive a copy.
Warp & Weft Modern Collection will be introduced in Fall 2004.