WHOA - Latest Collaboration with Artist and all round creative genius SJ Hockett
We know there are lots of choices out there for people who love all things rugs but at The Knot Collective our guiding principle is how far we can push the medium of turning a rug into a piece of art- for the wall or for the floor.
Our latest collaboration does just that. SJ Hockett approached us after we exhibited at the Design Manchester festival this year challenging The Knot Collective to realise his screen print work into a rug. Steve's creative output is currently across screen printing, digital, art direction and motion graphics but rugs were an unknown for him and an exciting exploration for us.
Collaboration is key for The Knot Collective when it comes to helping inform a rug design, weave, texture, size and colour. We worked closely with Steve to help realise his well known WHOA screen print into a new canvas- ruggage!
Allot of SJ Hockett's work uses a fantastic bubble gum pink - the exact reference being that gross but equally satisfying slime from Ghost Busters films. But for this rug we needed to translate his epic WHOA screen print and keep that bold contrast of black and white. An hour long colour session using our extensive colour poms of over 14,000 colours meant Steve had a overwhelming choice and 7 variations of black and white later we got the perfect balance.
The end result is a rug that really does encapsulate how art informs a rug and a rug informs art. The fantastic guys at Siop Shop, Manchester's newest and coolest cafe and hangout, exhibited a range of Steve's work with the WHOA rug sitting nicely centre stage alongside the rest his amazing work. This sold on the night but you can now buy this statement piece through our website for a limited time only.
Watch out for future collabs with the fantastic SJ Hockett and check out the links below to learn more on the amazing doughnut kings of Manchester Siop Shop and the SJ Hockett exhibition as featured on the lifestyle blog Haarkon - photo credits by Haarkon.co.uk