Ice Plate + Folded Plate

New York, NY

This series of hand-knotted rugs was designed as part of an exhibition Tibetan Modern, Architects Collection, curated by Diane Elson of Elson + Co. benefit for Tibet House in New York City.

Defined by its profound geological formation of mountain and high plateau, Tibetan landscape with its natural forces uniquely dominate and subsume the tenuous yet rigorous cultural life. The rugs for this collection mark its topology over time. Uplifted rock, windswept snow and flowing ice are the natural causes that define the condensed cultural landscapes of each rug. Forces of erosion and shifting plate tectonics are emerging patterns revealing incidents of chance parallel to the hand-weaving process.

Design Team:
Loom studio (Ralph Nelson, and Raveevarn Choksombatchai)

Honors and Exhibitions:
Tibetan Modern, a group show featured two custom rugs Ice Plate and Folded Plate, Tibet House; New York, New York, Oct 7–30, Limn Gallery; San Francisco, Nov 19–Dec 31—1999

Tibetan Modern, a group show featured two custom rugs Ice Plate and Folded Plate, Tibet House; New York, the Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago, Feb 14 – Apr 01—2000

Folded Plate and Ice Plate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Dec 03 – 05—2006

Selected Product Design 2000, by Abitare magazine, Folded Plate, Tibetan Modern, The Architects Collection for Elson & Company,—2000

Unfolding House drawings and Ice Plate and Folded Plate, two Tibetan rugs were selected by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection—2000

Press:
Tibetan Modern, The New York Times—30/09/1999
Designs from the U.S, Folded Plate; hand-knotted rug, Abitare magazine 01—01/01/2000