Jan Kath is one of the world’s most in-demand designers of hand-knotted carpets. He purposely breaks with conventional styles and throws strict design rules overboard.
The man from Bochum doesn’t shy away from combining classic elements from the oriental carpet with contemporary, minimalist design. Another major theme of his current work involves the interpretation of photorealistic motifs in textile art, which Kath perfects together with his carpet weavers in the workshops in Kathmandu (Nepal).
Inspired by numerous trips to vibrant cities and not least by his native Ruhr region with its archaic industrial culture, Jan Kath quickly developed his distinctive signature which is absolutely style-defining.
His carpets have won many awards (Red Dot, Carpet Design Award, and many more) and are often exhibited in art and design museums (including the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Art Museum Riga Bourse, and the Beijing International Design Triennial).
Jan Kath is represented worldwide by select dealers and in 2011 he turned a long-planned vision for a series of mono-brand stores into reality.
Stores in Bochum – the creative heart of the Ruhr region – Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, New York, Munich, Vancouver and a Jan Kath store in Stuttgart have already opened. Further locations in Europe and on other continents are set to follow.
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