Mauricio and Sebastián Lara, who design projects as Eos Mexico, present "Sima Pashtun," a rug design that translates a traditional pattern into a technologically-enabled optical illusion. The visually striking result is the rug equivalent of a mash-up, combining global influences and ancient allusion in a contemporary design.
While the weaving technique originated in Tibet some 3000 years old, the Odabashian Trading Corp. executed the Lara brothers' design earlier this year for a current exhibition at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City.
The press release invites us to "consider all the below references, origins and concepts that are 'woven' on to ONE piece of design for each rug and the location of where it will be exhibited:"
-The company is originally from Mexico City
-The founder was an Armenian immigrant who grew up in Istanbul
-The rug is woven in India by Nepalese craftsmen
-The materials are from New Zealand, Egypt and India
-The designers are from Mexico
-The technique is from Tibet, developed 3000 years ago.
-The museum houses the collection of a german immigrant