An antique rug can add instant character to a room, each mark of distress offering stories of those who have trodden across it. So imagine if you could have one of those antique rugs, a precious piece but with a modern urban twist to it! Don’t miss our selection of antique rugs with a modern twist by the brand Woven Accents in partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Cole Sternberg and LAXART. The pieces were painted by Sternberg to add artistic dimension.
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To print the rugs, Sternberg used anywhere from 100 to 500 screens and finished each piece with hand-painted details on a variety of textures, pile heights, and colors.
This Turkish rug from 1900 spent a day on the bank of the Los Angeles River, surrounded by a contrasting mixture of greenery and decaying industrial buildings.
For “Floatation Device,” Sternberg selected an 1890s Agra rug from India to submerge at the bottom of a Hollywood Hills swimming pool, a process that ended up transforming both the rug and its surrounding environment.
A Turkish antique Sivas took on new life from its 1910 creation after being draped over the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles. According to Christensen, “DTLA represents change, exciting creativity, and the grit that is needed to push forward and take risks.”
Using an antique European tapestry rug as his canvas, Sternberg transformed a traditional 1920s piece with a modern, urban edge by bringing it to a strip club on Sunset Boulevard.
These rugs all look the same but they are really unique and good quality, if you spend money one those you are buying some high quality stuff that will last forever!
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