A collaboration with Australian architect and interior designer Brooke Aitken, Tsar Carpet’s Passage collection of hand-tufted rugs commemorates seasonal change and the passing of time. Based on a series of sketches Aitken made in response to a dream, each of the six patterns in the Passage collection reflects the natural fluctuations in light, from day to day and season to season.
Representing moonlight flooding through tree canopies, Night is hand-tufted using New Zealand wool and depicts a tonal shift of blues; meanwhile, Day (also made from New Zealand wool) is rendered in brilliant oranges, reds and yellows that nod to the vibrancy of the morning sky.
Geometric florals and stripes in varying thicknesses give Spring (fabricated with New Zealand wool and Tencel) the impression of a field of flowers underfoot, while waves washing over the shore inspired Summer (also made of New Zealand wool and Tencel), which features a subtle shimmer.
The more earthy of the series, Autumn translates a bed of fallen leaves into an irregularly shaped rug with bold horizontal striping (made of New Zealand wool and Tencel); with Winter, stark, black, bare branches are translated into an irregular grid interspersed with broken lines.