an inspiration: weaving culture into interiors
Posted in interiors, stores, sydney, tibet June 27th, 2008 by piablog


“A TibetSydney hand-weave isn’t a rug; it’s a story. A story where one becomes part of the narrative… Here it becomes a calm controversy of textures, palette and meanings between the occidental and oriental, futurism and antiquity, noise and contemplation, skin and intellect…”



I have found I have become so fascinated in the art of weaving – it is such an art, and just the sight of a loom makes me a little giddy. The TibetSydney showroom in Queens St, Woollahra is not only an inspiration for it’s weaved creations, but is also an interior masterpiece, created by famed architect Donavon Hill


I first learnt about TibetSydney in Vogue Living, and I remember drooling over the images and carefully digesting every single word…




And I remember thinking, how does something so ‘everyday’ like a rug, become so evocative, so rich and layered, so full of depth. And I thought – it is culture. It is influences. It is one’s personal experiences and attachments as an artist that is interweaved into each piece, creating and weaving stories into each creation.

This is something I hope to achieve in my own work, in whatever medium it takes. The idea of weaving one’s cultural experiences and intimate moments into an everyday artefact makes an interior sparkle with life.


Click here to read the story narrative of the TibetSydney rugs, and the inspiration of the designs.

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  1. sofia says

    so true what you said and you said it beautifully… this rugs are gorgeous, its vibrant colors, its designs, it embraces perfectly the space.

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  2. katiecrackernuts says

    My mum still has a loom and we were talking the other week about the kind of weaving she wanted to do in the 1970s, and maybe get back to. We were talking about it because we’d been to Sturt’s weaving rooms …

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  3. nadia says

    these are lovely- you made me think of the word “Layers” and how great it is to have layers and how they do intertwine in different ways and how we have them and nature has them and together the possibilities become endless…

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  4. danielle says

    These rugs are gorgeous!!

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  5. diane says

    Thanks for information and making us aware of their beauty

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  6. lynne says

    gorgeous shots – and yes, there is magic in the art of weaving. i have been drawn to woven tribal textiles all my life. i like some modern weavings too.

    June 30th, 2008 | #

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