The new collection of rugs Garden of Eden designed by India Mahdavi takes Persian gardens as a source of inspiration, forming a connection with a tradition belonging both to Golran’s history as well as Mahdavi’s eclectic background. For Golran, India Mahdavi designed a collection distinguished by a pattern of smooth leaves. Gradually overlapping toward the centre, they seem swept up by the wind, carried by a gust travelling over the centuries-old tradition of Persian carpets.
The first “garden” is more classic, having a rectangular format, a generously framed central decoration, and zigzag edges to replace the fringes. The second is created by removing the central pattern from the initial design, to reveal a wild garden. The extraction of this piece creates a freer, all-over pattern, resulting in an irregularly shaped rug suited to the furnishing of less conventional spaces. By breaking out of the confines of shape and adding movement, India Mahdavi offers a new interpretation of carpets inspired by Eastern gardens.