This article originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Architectural Digest
Artist Shanan Campanaro frequently relies on her skills as a painter to create the wallpaper, fabrics, pillows, and other decorative products made by her Brooklyn design studio, Eskayel. She’d never tried her hand at rugs, however, until she partnered with the renowned carpet firm Doris Leslie Blau. Together they have launched a collection of nine Eskayel rugs, which are based on Campanaro’s watercolors and are handwoven in Nepal, India, and China using techniques that capture the designs’ painterly quality. “Shanan brings a vital young approach to the world of rugs,” says Nader Bolour, president of Doris Leslie Blau, which was founded in New York in 1964. “When we first saw her wallpaper, we knew the patterns would translate into rugs that were really special. The result is a mysterious and sensual collection with uniquely different textures and colors.”
This article originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.