The carpet series Real Nepal addresses traditional weaving techniques in highest 100 knot quality. Consisting of pure new wool and finest silk, the Nepal carpets are produced manually under fair working conditions (step) – ‘Made in Nepal’ has evolved into a statement which sets the marked products apart from cheap manufacturings in India. On a trip through the South Asian country side and its diverse and beautiful landscape, the idea arose to create a Nepal carpet with the image of mountains from above. The visual phenomenon of high mountain ranges is impacted especially by light and shadow. Just as is the case with a mountain, the carpet, as well, changes its appearance depending on light and perspective. When the surrounding light changes, so does the carpet.
The design is based on a satellite image of the Annapurna massif. The carpet consists of only one color, yet by using two different reflective materials, the Real Nepals evolve into imposing and almost three-dimensional floor covers. Their true beauty can be experienced when circling the carpets, walking along their edges, experiencing how the simple design generates vivid and seemingly snow covered mountain ranges only by way of light reflections.