"WE ARE ARTISTS AND WEAVERS AT HEART"
- Jakub Staron -
We grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn's waterfront. The place is rich in history, energy, and style, we bring all these elements to our work. Williamsburg is a place that molded newly arrived immigrants, working hard designing & creating goods by hand and taking great pride in their labors. We want to revive the spirit of real craftsmen and the pride that comes along with that. We are New Yorkers, it means we dream big and work hard, and at the same time, we are conscious of our place in the world and humbled by it.
We make our carpets with passion and pride and no matter what we stand by our work. In order to create the most remarkable collection of rugs, carpets and fabrics ever attempted. We dream of combining creativity, skill, and talent throughout the globe. We source the most unusual materials and combined them with the most innovative weaves in order to create fabrics for the most discerning interior designers and architects.
Life is inspiring, fashion is inspiring, art is inspiring, but when you get to a small village in Nepal and you see the yarns and the colors in your hands there is nothing more inspiring than that. You just want to weave and weave. In our work, we try to combine the traditions and history of arts and weaving, with contemporary sensibility and fashion trends.
We believe there are no limits to creativity, beauty, and craftsmanship. We want to bring this passion to the world of textiles and interiors.
ACT OF CREATION
I have been weaving since I can remember. I started studying textile-making in high school. Eventually, it became my life long passion and an inseparable part of who I am today. My dream always was to introduce artistry and creativity to commercial weaving. I guess, I have succeeded, because J.D. Staron has become synonymous with invention and creativity in luxury carpets.
Now I would like to bring the approach of limitless creativity to the field of hand-made fabrics. Along with the artistry, I want to revive the spirit of real craftsman ship and the pride that comes along with it. I want to make our fabrics with passion and pride, and produce textiles that are among the best in the world.
We are American designers, we are French textile experts, we are artisans in Nepal. We all share a dream of combining all our knowledge and experience to create the most remarkable collection of fabrics ever attempted.
We work with the most experienced weavers, in some of the most remote communities of the world. They weave our fabrics with passion and pride. We are old friends and partners, a family of craftsmen. We spend a lot of time together, and whether some of us are weavers, or designers, or managers, we all have one goal in mind – to make the finest and most creative fabrics possible. Together, we also try to introduce our work to new generations, so the craftsmanship of weaving is not lost forever.
Aloe, angora, wool, alpaca, row silk, linen mohair, jute – these are some of the finest natural materials. We find the best examples of these fibers and pair them with the most creative and experienced craftsmen. Then we use those fine materials and ancient methods of hand weaving, to create works of modern craftsmanship. Most of our fabrics are made by hand. We work with real craftsmen, people who make their livelihood by taking pride in making beautiful things. Our partnership is based on real friendships and a bond that works to our mutual benefit.
We are convinced that the professional design community will respond to this level of exquisite craftsmanship, and they will see how it can be an element of the finest projects. It is rare that this sort of handwork appears in a commercial setting. We are glad that we can help to make it happen – for the weavers, and for the design professionals.
CONSCIOUS OF THE WORLD
We love our beautiful planet. We are very conscious of the environmental problems we all face. We try very hard to play our part in preservation and conservation of resources. Most of our products are made by hand with minimal usage of resources and fuels. By directing personal involvement, we ensure our partners operate with the highest ethical standards. We are supportive of the communities we work with and we give back, and we support education and development programs when and where possible.