Inspired by the traditional nomadic rugs which would illustrate a myth or poem through their design, self-professed modern nomad Anna Carin McNamara, has created a contemporary version, drawing on the stories of her own childhood for a collection of floor coverings.
Reflecting on memories of her youth spent on a farm in the south of Sweden, from picking wild berries to harvesting oats, Anna Carin has created a collection of hand-knotted floor rugs that epitomise the creative fusion of diverse cultures coming together.
An accomplished interior designer with a body of work spanning Europe to South-East Asia and Australia, Anna Carin’s childhood memories have hewn a unique narrative for her rugs. Each design in The Forsa Collection recounts a childhood memory, each one abstracted and renewed, now resplendent in wool and silk.
Anna Carin’s clean, pared-back, Scandinavian aesthetic is further enhanced by the use of traditional, Nepalese hand knotting techniques. The time-honoured tradition of hand knotting Tibetan wool with silk collides in a hushed palette of colours, synonymous to the Australian interior.
Perfect for hospitality and commercial spaces or in the home, The Forsa Collection rugs find their origins in a very humble and personal time and place.
The Forsa Collection will be officially launched this week. For more information.
Anna is super talented and this is genuinely reflected in her amazing collection. Loving the Swedish influence! Well done.
Jen Bishop says
Thanks for the comment! Jen
Excellent article that I need to pass onto a drapery client! I have asked a rug expert the same question. Their answer was “hand knotted rugs as large as you can afford”. 🙂