Bent Chair’s new collection of rugs uses knots and tufts from Turkey to Tibet
It’s at a 50,000 sq ft unit in Ambala, Haryana that contemporary furniture brand Bent Chair brings together technology and design to create bespoke home décor pieces. Right from furnishing needs to exquisite upholstery to spectacular furniture to quirky dining range, Bent Chair has everything at all their 12 stores across India. In addition to their Ambala unit, four facilities have been set up for polishing, carving, weaving and painting of Bent Chair products, which uses technology that no other furniture manufacturing unit is currently using in India, like Plasma Vapor Deposition. Launched in February in Teynampet, the décor brand now has a new rug collection that brings hand knotted rugs and hand tufted rugs to Chennai.
Warp & weft
“With the launch of this new range, we have tried to evoke the history and prominence of rugs,” explains 30-year-old Natasha Jain, CEO and co-founder. “It is our commemorative to the art that traces back to 18th century, and an attempt by Bent Chair Heirloom Rugs Studio artists to bring to life the glory of gold embossing on linen.” The hand knotted rugs are the cream of the crop when it comes to area rugs and carpets, she informs us. The vertical warp threads are tied on the loom, which eventually become the fringe of the rug. These are further categorised into Persian knotted rugs that traces back to the 18th century-style bookbinding technique, that are then gold embossed on linen. Then there are the Turkish knotted rugs that are symmetrical in nature. These can be identified by the two small bumps within one knot on the back of the rug. Tibetian knotted rugs are Oriental rugs that take over the traditional pattern with the help of soft wool yarns, and are knotted by Bent Chair’s skilled artisans.
The collection of 60 rugs have traditional motifs in complementary colours, old-world styling and modish hues. “To break the monotony of usual rectangular shaped rugs, we have them in different shapes and sizes and can be customised too,” says Natasha. Watch out for their abstract-shaped rugs that are artistic with a modern contemporary design, in sober tones. Some of these rugs can go up to a whopping nine lakhs rupees! Ever since the inception of the brand, Bent Chair has been keen to come up with an exquisite range of rugs. They launched five rugs in December in order to examine the customer's feedback.“We then unveiled the complete collection of 60 rugs this month,” explains Natasha, who along with her industrialist father, Neeraj Jain started the brand. In the past, they have been roped in for the interiors of high-end brands like Lord of the Drinks (all outlets) and also collaborated with designer Rocky S for a collection last year.
Starts at `4,000.
Available at the store.