Curated by Padmini Pandey in collaboration with Hands, the One Love collection of carpets weave a story that’s relevant globally
JUN 8, 2020 | By Krisha Godani
Nine creatives from nine countries with nine different inspirations and philosophies have come together to weave a narrative in the form of floor coverings, inspired by humanity’s unified stand against the sweeping impact of this worldwide pandemic. This collection of 10 carpets, curated by architect Padmini Pandey of Atelier Padmini Pandey in collaboration with Hands, is a story of a world without boundaries. It symbolises the coming together of distinct local cultures, unique artistic influences and individuality as one.
The aim is to showcase the extraordinary testament of the human creative spirit and the power of design “where humanity is the only religion, unified by the sky and the sea,” summarises Pandey. Each of the nine designers has created one carpet each, while the tenth carpet represents the coming together of the nine hands, rising above common barriers and in harmonious synchrony, shaping a new world—the “One Love World”.
We absolutely love that part of the proceeds from the collection’s sales will go to Project Mala, a special programme dedicated to children’s education. The sale of each carpet will sponsor one year of primary education for one underprivileged child from a carpet making centre of India.
Read on about the nine maestros that have literally woven a magical series…
Katia Santillán S
Experiencing a mesmerising sunset over Italian vineyards is on the wishlist of many, so Scanu brought this experience to life by hand tufting in wool and bamboo silk a carpet that’s defined by simplified geometries of traditional Italian architecture.
As a country, Russia is known to see water more often in the form of ice, where humanity emerges when faced with challenges. And Selivanova’s design depicts this glorious harmony of the water’s warmth against Russia’s frigid cold wind, resulting in a beautiful blend of patterns created by hand tufting in 100 percent bamboo silk.
Padmini Pandey, Katia Santillán S, Sheena Poerwantoro and Regina Davila
created the One Love World carpet
Humanity exists beyond the physical realm. It is united by the force of love and this carpet captures the essence of all nine designers and their unique cultures. It reflects humanity’s fortitude and connects and empowers the entire world. The carpet is hand tufted in 100 percent botanical silk.