Japanese abstractions n°8 rug by thomas dariel dimensions: d 170 x w 240 cm materials: new zealand wool and viscose. Also available in other colors, designs, and dimensions. Japanese abstractions is a collection of nine pieces, all designed around the concept of the imaginary trip to japan of the dadaist and feminist artist sophie taeuber arp. Each rug is a combination of geometric shapes and traditional japanese patterns, a result of the unexpected yet poetic encounter between pure abstraction and cultural influences, between west and east. Thomas dariel thomas dariel is the founder and leading designer behind the shanghai-based interior design agency dariel studio. As a great-grandson of a french furniture designer, grandson of a jazz musician, and son of an architect, he has always drawn his strength and inspiration from his family heritage. French designer by training and tireless traveler, he came to china in 2006 to launch his own interior design studio at the age of 24. Dariel has since earned the praise of the interior design industry. He has received several awards, among them selection for best international interior designer – 2012 andrew martin awards, awarded top 100 talents in architecture and design – 2019, 2017, 2015 and 2013 ad magazine, top 40 young design talents under 40 – 2013 perspective 40 under 40, top 10 best designer in china – vantage magazine 2016. In 2017, thomas dariel has been elected the young design talent of the year by edida china awards, design talent of the year by trends and the person of the year by trends home magazines. Dariel draws his creativity from the different worlds of design, fashion, gastronomy, visual arts and luxury. His design philosophy is driven by his passion for breaking traditional codes and clichés which creates a new language for each design. By confronting heritage and cutting-edge innovations, combining french design heritage with eastern cultural influence, thomas dariel’s open approach unfolds original perspectives. Thomas dariel is recognized for his very personal creative style and his habit to push boundaries, to provoke and surprise. A singular signature that he has extended with success to product design, signing with – among others – cappellini and moroso. In 2016 and while pursuing his interior design activity, dariel decided to revive a childhood’s dream by launching his own brand of furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories, maison dada. Express bio / achievements 2020: boisbuchet “sell the best of you” workshop summer 2020 2019: ad 100 china 2019 top 100 talents in architecture and design boisbuchet workshop summer 2019 as tutor in august 2019 crossover design with leblon delienne to create sparkling mickey 2017: edida- the young designtalent of the year ad 100 china 2017 award crossover design talent of the year award by trends magazine the person of the year by trends home magazine 2016: dariel studio and maison dada establishment of french offices in paris maison dada opening of the first showroom in shanghai vantage media awards best 10 designer in china residence media awards top 100 best designer in china 2015: ad 100 china 2015 top 100 talents in architecture and design maison dada establishment of the brand and design of the first collection 2013: ad 100 china top 100 talents in architecture and design perspective’s 40 under 40 top young design talents under 40 in asia 2012: andrew martin interior design awards selected for best international design 2010: 10th modern decoration international award best designer of the year 2008: 8th modern decoration international award best designer of the year 2006: dariel studio establishment of the interior design studio in shanghai 2003 ecole de design nantes atlantique 1982: thomas dariel birth, education and chilhood in paris. Different colors are available;.