OB­JECT OF DE­SIRE – KO KO RUGBY OMAR KHAN

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The de­signer’s ex­per­tise in 3-D and graph­i­cal el­e­ments stem from his de­gree in an­i­ma­tion and graphic de­sign from Par­sons School of De­sign in New York.

BIO

Cov­eted for its ethe­real and lush mo­tifs ref­er­enc­ing his­tor­i­cal sym­bols, each Omar Khan rug is a vis­ual and sen­so­rial mas­ter­piece. New Zealand wool is dyed in rich hues and – to bring Omar’s in­tri­cate de­sign to life with a lay­ered and 3-D ef­fect – is hand-tufted and carved. The Koko rug, for in­stance, is a Ro­coco-in­spired de­sign awash in a blue and gold pal­ette.

Omar’s ex­pres­sive de­signs are a re­flec­tion of his own mul­ti­fac­eted up­bring­ing; the Sin­ga­pore-born Omar has a Dutch, Chi­nese and Egyp­tian lin­eage and grew up in sev­eral coun­tries in Asia, as well as the US. Koko is an ex­clu­sive piece in the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween lux­ury re­tail site Wright & Smith and Omar Khan. To cre­ate Koko’s flo­ral and sym­met­ri­cal mo­tif, 14 tonal colours – in­clud­ing a blue tint that is ex­clu­sive to Wright & Smith – were used. The de­signer’s pen­chant for and ex­per­tise in 3-D and graph­i­cal el­e­ments stem from his de­gree in an­i­ma­tion and graphic de­sign from Par­sons School of De­sign in New York. These 100-per-cent New Zealand wool rugs of­ten con­tain bam­boo, too, which cre­ate tex­ture.

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