daybed Daydreamer by Jan Kath

JAN KATH: Back to the roots

DAMN° Magazine March 2016

Jan Kath presents his latest abstracts from the Erased Heritage and Artwork collections, in addition to his first venture into furniture, Daydreamer. The German designer is considered to be at the vanguard of modern carpet design, with interpretations that have developed an unmistakable signature. No two rugs are the same, as Jan Kath carpets are made of hand-combed and hand-spun Tibetan highland wool, Chinese silk, and stinging-nettle bres, and are produced using a traditional hand-woven process. His concepts have earned numerous accolades and are shown in museums that showcase art and design, such as the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art, the Beijing International Design Triennial, and the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich. Jan Kath is also an active supporter of the fairtrade label STEP, which seeks to improve the the working and living conditions of carpet weavers and fights against abusive child labour. It also promotes environmentally friendly production methods.

Jan Kath (b.1972) represents the third generation in a family of carpet dealers. Together with his father, he used to visit manufacturers in Iran and Nepal. These experiences trained his eye and awakened a fundamental understanding of colour combinations and proportions that he has since made his own.

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