Karen Michelle Evans Beauty Hand-knotted Rug
Beauty Hand-knotted Rug is Iron Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Furniture Design Award Category.
Beauty Hand-knotted Rug

Beauty is a 2500mm by 3000mm rug in Tibetan knot, handwoven with the highest quality of 100% handspun silks. Bold, strong colors of contrasting tones of golds, oranges and purple enhances the features of the woman. Textures are introduced to add a third dimension to the face. The long silk yarns are flattened or raised as they form shadows across the face give further depth to the design. Using innovated new techniques of twisted silk yarns with long threads and flat looped knots, a modern abstract pattern is created when viewed closely.

Beauty Hand-knotted Rug
Karen Michelle Evans Beauty
Karen Michelle Evans Hand-knotted Rug
Karen Michelle Evans design
Karen Michelle Evans design
Karen Michelle Evans

Michelle studied interior design in the UK and obtained a BA honours degree in 3D design. Michelle was quickly recognised by the hotel and hospitality industry for her talent and interpretation of 3 dimensional spatial designs. Having lived and worked all over the world from Brunei, Zimbabwe, Los Angeles, Europe, Qatar and Dubai.

Ayka Design

Ayka design is the brainchild of Karen Michelle Evans, award winning Interior designer who won the 2013 Best Interior Designer in the Commercial Interior Awards in Dubai. Michelle set up her own boutique rug company, Ayka Design in 2013 and launched its first collections to the design world in Domotex 2014, winning the Best Studio Artist and Best Innovation in the Carpet Design Awards 2015. As a designer, Michelle's approach behind the design of each individual rug is its story. It inspires her to be bold and not to be afraid of current trends. This strength creates the soul in each rug which is far beyond one single element of the designer's journey. The design is interpreted from a different perspective, as it is not just a rug, it is art itself. The rug’s journey starts from an inspiration, to paper, to colour, to the loom and finally, to the many hands that will patiently create it slowly and meticulously over the ensuing months.