Producks design studio collaborates with Jaipur Rugs on the new Scales Rug
July 2016: Award-winning design studio PRODUCKS, founded by designers Yoav Avinoam and Gil Sheffi, unveil their first collaboration with hand-woven carpet manufacturer Jaipur Rugs, the Scales Rug. Inspired by the traditional patterns of oriental carpet design, the rug melds classic aesthetics together with design innovation to craft a unique wool felt rug.
The conception began over 2 years ago, investigating new production methods of carpet making. The rug is constructed by overlapping natural wool felt scales, producing a distinctive carpet surface.
"Our journey started with a meeting with Yogesh Chaudhary the CEO of Jaipur Rugs, in which we were officially introduced to the rug industry and the traditional manufacturing processes. We wanted to explore the technology, craft and typology and take it to a completely different place. To this regard, we were lucky to have Jaipur rugs support on such an unconventional approach to their usual methods." – Gil Sheffi, Co-Founder and Designer at Producks
"The entire process from concept to the actual product creation went very smoothly. Upon receipt of the prototype, we noticed it had changed very little from the initial sketch - it was warm, inviting and still felt very personal."- Yoav Avinoam, Co-Founder and Designer at Producks
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About PRODUCKS design studio - Yoav Avinoam (1980) and Gil Sheffi (1982), have met at the Bezalel academy for art and design in 2005, and have been working together for 5 years now, starting as interns at Tarazi studio, which later led to the opening of Producks design studio. Their work is a constant dialogue between physical and philosophical world, a constant search for the balance between manufacturing techniques, materials, cultural context and identity. Today, Yoav and Gil are working with Caesarstone, Artisan, Jtlv and other manufacturers, they keep an open mind while experimenting on design in their workshop, which, is the heart of their design methodology. In 2012 a solo exhibition called `Recent work` was curated by Anat Sabag at the "One" design gallery, showing their work since 2008. They won several design awards and took part in exhibitions around the world. Their works has been in exhibitions around the world and can be found in the design museum Holon`s permanent collection. www.pro-ducks.com
About Jaipur Rugs - Jaipur Rugs Co. is India’s largest manufacturer of hand-woven floor coverings. Based in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the company works with village artisans throughout India and has a presence in over 45 countries. Jaipur’s story begins in a small town in Rajasthan with company founder Nand Kishore Chaudhary (NKC), two looms and nine local weavers. NKC was determined from a young age to do something meaningful with his life. As he observed the local weavers, he fell in love with the process of carpet making. Almost 40 years later, NKC has built a multimillion-dollar company that employs thousands of people from across the spectrum. A vast network of 40,000 artisans from 600 villages in six states across India produces quality handcrafted wool, wool-silk, pure silk and contemporary carpets. It was always NKC’s dream to provide a sustainable living to these talented artisans. As such, Jaipur Rugs Foundation (JRF), which provides further training and education, health care and developmental training to the thousands of rural artisans that work diligently to weave our carpets. Jaipur Rugs is an award-winning company, with accolades ranging from design awards to social service recognitions including NASSCOM’s Social Innovation Honors 2014, IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards and the Times of India Social Impact Award 2012. www.jaipurrugsco.com