Introduction by Evan Snyderman
Woven Forms was published to accompany an exhibition of the same name organized by R & Company and Amini, which produced and showcased unique and limited-edition rugs designed by a curated selection of artists.
Woven Forms tells the comprehensive story behind the limited-edition carpets by Wendell Castle, Hun-Chung Lee, Rogan Gregory, Lluís Lleó, Dana Barnes, The Haas Brothers, Thaddeus Wolfe, Katie Stout, David Wiseman, and Renate Müller. The project breaks from the long-standing tradition of artists making carpets by printing a preexisting painting, drawing, or photograph on a rug. Instead, each artist has created a unique design that considers the form, material and process while simultaneously reflecting their individual styles. The carpets are all special editions produced at leading weaving factories in Nepal and India.
The Woven Forms catalog was designed by Lisa Steinmeyer, with photographs courtesy of Amini and Valentina Sommariva.