For over fifteen years, Joseph Carini Carpets have been designed in New York, woven in Nepal, and inspired by the world in between. Founded in 1997 by Joe Carini and Aurelie Lang, the emphasis of the company is focused on exploring the use of unusual natural dyes., natural fibers, and authentic traditional weaving techniques. Joseph Carini began working with Tibetan and Nepalese carpets in 1991 and so has had a long history with the design revolution which took place in this field over the last two decades. Previous to that he was an expert in the antique carpet world, dealing mostly in collectible tribal rugs. His infatuation with rare and unusual rugs lead him to an in-depth study of the use of colors, specialized natural dyes, design etymologies and weaving techniques. The lost knowledge he was able to accumulate and apply to his work makes Joseph Carini Carpets one of the last of the modern rug makers in the world to use authentic Tibetan knotting techniques as well as creating dyes from scratch. The colors we use are connected with healing plants and rooted in Ayurvedic science. How color effects our emotional and physical life are questions which have informed our work from the beginning. By preserving traditional processes and fusing them with visionary design, Joe hopes to bring the magic from the past into the contemporary world in which we live.
The three core principles that Joseph Carini Carpets strives to uphold: To rival the quality of the best carpets of past epochs; to benefit our client, our weavers, our dye masters, and not harm the environment in the process; and to create woven art.
Our design sensibility is informed by nature, patterns, symbolism, fashion, tradition and our client's objectives. We are inspired by variations within repetitions, the contemporary, and the urban artistic milieu of New York City. Our fascination with the world, design, and pop culture, brings us closer to understanding the gap between the past and the present. We strive to stay true to our vision, and this requires going the extra mile to make something of value.
We're art and design people, nature people, passionate, playful, thoughtful, and curious. Joseph Carini Carpets has designed rugs based on: storm clouds, city nights, children's drawings, animal prints and jazzy art deco geometry.
Rugs are our canvas.
Some carpets emit chemicals as toxins loosen from the pile, but Joseph Carini Carpets takes organic living one step further with silk and wool carpets that are toxic free. Along with our craftsmanship and design our carpets come with certification by the non-profit organization GoodWeave. The GoodWeave standard we work by requires producers and exporters to ensure no child labor is used in the production of rugs. Along with the GoodWeave organization Joseph Carini Carpets takes part in giving back to Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, and Doctors without Borders, among other charitable organizations.