WORLD OF JD STARON
This year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair was held May 21st through 23rd at the Javits Center in New York, and it was a fantastic experience! JD Staron was awarded a 2023 ICFF Editors Award in the carpet and flooring category. We are so proud of our team's hard work to make this a second consecutive successful ICFF.
The ICFF Editors Awards are one of the design industry’s premier accolades. Entries are judged by editors from invited design media, who tour the trade fair floor and deliberate to determine the best of the best in categories spanning from accessories to outdoor furnishings to booth design.
We were ecstatic to unveil our latest collection, Pure. This assortment of organic designs is completely chemical-free, hand-knotted, and hand-washed. Lisbon, our newly revived handmade needlepoint collection, was represented with a modern graffiti-inspired rug that left a lasting impression. This is just a small glimpse of the amazing new collections on display.
The Peregrine collection is a fast production line of high-quality rugs designed for those seeking a stylish floor-covering solution. Peregrine is imbued using premium, durable yarns that withstand dirt and debris. With a diverse range of patterns, colors, and textures, there is something to suit every taste. We fashioned classic methods with 21st-century innovation to create an astonishing array of options.
Beautiful Natural Fibers Delivered at Lightning Speed!
These rugs are crafted quickly and efficiently without sacrificing attention to detail or the finished product's durability. With a 9’x12’ production in as little as eight weeks, this quality is curated for those working on a project with time restraints.
From Zero to Delivered In As Little as 8 Weeks.
Introducing Peregrine Collection
Needlepoint Has Been Around
Since the Dawn of Civilization
Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians used small, slanted stitches to sew together canvas tents. In 17th century Florence, needlepoint embroidery developed into upright flat stitches laid out in numerical patterns creating elaborate motifs called Bargello. This needlepoint style is similar to what we would see on contemporary fabrics and floor coverings. However, needlepoint embroidery is in decline due to the rise of fast fashion and the prohibitive costs of producing tedious, hand-stitched textiles.
Introducing Our Exclusive
Handmade Needlepoint Collection, Lisbon
We are reviving needlepoint embroidery here at JD Staron, using this nearly forgotten technique in the floor-covering industry; each rug is meticulously crafted, making a statement in any room. These rugs are designed and created with a mix of textures and colors, giving each rug a distinct personality with deep roots in history. This needlepoint technique allows for intricate details and precision, making these rugs one-of-a-kind works of art.
The Lisbon collection is a curated selection of unique, visually striking designs applied on carefully re-created historic textures handcrafted by skilled artisans.
Alpaca yarn is incredibly soft, lightweight, and hypoallergenic.
Alpaca yarn is a luxurious and versatile fiber that is perfect for creating cozy and warm items such as rugs. Alpaca yarn is made from the fleece of the alpaca, a domesticated South American mammal that produces one of the softest and warmest fibers in the world.
Using alpaca yarn to create rugs is a wonderful way to add a touch of elegance and warmth to any room in your home. Alpaca yarn is incredibly soft, lightweight, and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin. It is also durable and long-lasting, which means that your alpaca yarn rug will last for many years to come.
Alpacas create the warmest, most natural yarn in existence.
You can choose from various styles and designs when creating rugs out of alpaca yarn. An alpaca rug is perfect whether you prefer a traditional look or something more modern and contemporary. You can also choose from various colors, from soft and subtle shades to bold and vibrant hues.
One of the benefits of using alpaca yarn for rugs is that it is naturally insulating, which means that it will help to keep your home warm and cozy during the colder months. It is also naturally moisture-wicking, which will help keep your home dry and comfortable all year round.
If you are looking for a luxurious and stylish way to add warmth and comfort to your home, consider using alpaca yarn to create beautiful rugs. With their softness, durability, and natural insulation, alpaca rugs are an excellent investment you will enjoy for years.
Painter's Eye, Weavers's Hand
I started using oil paints when I was 15 years old. I love the smell of it, the textures I can create, and the richness of color in every brushstroke. Replicating oil-painted brushstrokes with woven textiles is no simple assignment. However, combining rich textures and colors on the heads of silk fibers may be the perfect match. In this work, I have chosen Tibetan hand-knotting as my medium. The varying levels of texture made by hand knotting the monochrome dyed shades of silk express the depth and sophistication of painted brushstrokes on a canvas.
Texture and Color
This design simulates hand-painted brushstrokes with hand-spun silk for a stunning finished product; swirling, swarming shades of silk brushstrokes overlap to create a lively and expressive surface. Combined with the depth of hand-knotted textures, the richness of silk invites warmth into the space and looks as beautiful as a modern master's oil painting.
I began weaving as a teenager, just as a stepping stone to becoming a painter. At some point, weaving completely overtook my desire to paint. Now I see what I do as painting in 3 dimensions. Like any painter, I have profound respect for old masterpieces.
Throughout my college years, I had a job restoring antique carpets. Not only did I learn a great deal from this experience, but I grew an intimate appreciation for antiques. This collection is my homage to ancient masters weavers and their techniques. Combining old weaving techniques and oxidations that simulate the effects of passing time, we can emulate antique rugs with some of my favorite graphic patterns and painterly designs.
As an artist and weaver, connecting modernity with history is one of the most thrilling aspects of my work.
As technology and artificial intelligence becomes increasingly common in daily life, we find ourselves further removed from our organic reality. This dynamic inspired a fascinating experiment juxtaposing nature and technology in art.
The idea for this artistic flooring piece comes from digitized images of red blood cells. In the past, making a carpet or tapestry like this would only be possible by hand. Now we can feed digital images to a robot capable of producing beautiful and textural works of art entirely out of natural yarns.
OF NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY
The natural mohair and eucalyptus fibers create lush carpets with perfectly detailed red blood cells. The carpet is finished by experienced weavers that clip loose threads, giving it a human touch.
Red blood cells are symbolic of all the organic shapes found in nature, even inside us! By programming a robot to tuft a carpet made of digitized images of red blood cells, we combine nature, art, technology, and human achievements results are absolutely gorgeous.
Introducing the MOST PLANET
FRIENDLY RUGS IN THE
HUMAN POWERED PURITY
In a world challenged by global warming and rising sea levels, J.D. Staron has taken action; by creating the world’s most eco-friendly collection of rugs. At the forefront of extreme environmentalism, founder Jakub Staron has created a product that is completely chemical-free, hand-woven and hand-washed without compromising the tactile and pleasing sensory experience that rugs produce.
WEAVING is one of humankind’s oldest skills and has played a critical role in every ancient society. J.D. Staron has embraced the classical roots of the trade by employing techniques free of chemicals and external power sources. Returning to the original form of weaving has allowed us to produce a sustainable and planet-friendly collection.
PURE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
J.D. Staron yarn comes from free-grazing sheep. It is hand-clipped, hand-washed, and hand-spun. We don’t use chemicals, dye, or soap. Our rugs are entirely hand-knotted to perfection with naturally processed yarns. To finish the process and soften the pile, we rewash them in pure water and organic oil from neem plants.
“We all rise together.”
This is the ethos that led 2019 to the formation of Interior Collab - a community-focused online platform created by Interior Designers for Interior Designers. Its primary goal is to provide its members with a supportive, ethical, and transparent network that empowers designers, fosters creativity, and gives them the tools for growth.
Recognizing shared values, JD Staron – a leading maker of bespoke rugs for over 20 years under the creative leadership of Jakub and Gosia Staron – proudly signed on as Interior Collab’s first Vendor Partner in 2021.
We are excited to present the first collaboration project based on designs submitted by members of Interior Collab that tell a story about the transition between light and shadows, Introducing Interior Collab x JD Staron, Capsule I: Shadow Play.
Tufted, Axminister, Axminister with Over-Tuft, and Printed textures seamlessly transitioned throughout our colorful, multi-quality rug to show the range of our abilities. Inspired by modern graffiti, the unique shape and varying pile heights were employed to create a stunning structure of intertwined organic shapes rising from the floor and reaching all the way to the top of the booth. Realistic spraypainted brushstrokes playfully danced across the tactile surfaces.
A Carpet To Remember
JD Staron is known for its creative explorations, so despite BDNY’s focus on the ostensibly mundane hospitality industry, we were determined to vault ourselves into the forefront of this highly competitive event. To showcase our ingenuity, owner and creative director Jakub Staron conceived a three-dimensional carpet reminiscent of a mighty tree trunk sprouting from the earth using an array of carpeting qualities.
Jakub working on the project model
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the talented and creative duo behind Very Gay Paint. We love their unique Very Gay aesthetic: their designs, deftly combining retro motifs, geometric shapes, bold sweeping lines, and landscapes, all are clean and playful. With our technical expertise, we have translated VGP’s vision into a beautiful collection of rugs that will bring color, levity, playfulness, and unbridled joy into your spaces.
“While we’ve long specialized in murals on the vertical plane, at Very Gay Paint, we believe that the floor is the gayest wall of the home, and we find it to be grossly under-celebrated. That’s why we’ve spent the past year interviewing floors around the world. Hearing their unique stories has allowed us to gauge their needs in a way we never could anticipate, and we’ve found a persisting undercurrent from each floor we spoke to. The floors are, predictably, gay. All of them. More unpredictably, however, we found that many floors are frustrated at having been left cold and bald for, sometimes, their entire lifespan. Cold and bald is no way to leave a floor. That’s why we’ve launched this incredible collaboration with JD Staron to provide incredible wigs (they keep insisting we call them rugs?) for floors. These rugs celebrate the warm, rich tones of hairstyles we know and love, with graphic tributes to their waves and curls. We hope your gay floors love their gay wigs. We are doing god’s work here.” – Very Gay Paint
The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has been functioning since 1973. Members of the club decided to fundraise for underprivileged New York City children by creating the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Fast forward to 2022, and they are running events in New York, Palm Beach & Dallas. Thousands of vogue designers who influence global fashion have taken part in this cause. JD Staron is proud to have been part of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 3rd annual show house in Dallas, Texas.
Photography by: Nathan Schroeder
Designer: PROJECT AZ
Our wonderful carpet perfectly accentuates a wellness room designed by Ahmad AbouZanat from PROJECT AZ, that breaks away from the norm. Energetic and vivid colors adorn the entire space, ensuring a tranquil aura.
This is just a small glimpse of some of the projects created by talented designers.
Visit Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse to view all the participants in this year's showhouse.
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair
ICFF 2022 was such an exciting event to be a part of. We were able to showcase so many different projects. JDS x VGP collection of area rugs features the clean and playful geometric motifs created by Very Gay Paint, a popular mural studio founded by LA comedians Nicholas Sheppard and Jenson Titus.
Not only did we have our new Brushstroke and Glow, but we also had our collaboration with Interior Collab, which are so happy they were able to see their concepts come to life.
This year's ICFF was really a memorable one!
Interior Collab with Jakub Staron and Scott Maltzman.
Scott Maltzman from our NY Showroom, Jakub Staron, Molly Maffei from our LA Showroom
HELLO NEW YORK!
With showrooms in Los Angeles, Paris, and half a dozen other cities across the US, it is only fitting that we are back in Manhattan. Plus being so close to Brooklyn where it all began 18 years ago.
We are New Yorkers, which means we dream big and work hard. We love our city and we think it is the most vibrant, and inspiring place on the planet.
"Brave, creative, and relentless...it's just us."
-Jakub Staron, December 2020
I have to admit turning an empty shell into this beautiful and functional showroom has been a challenge. Working on a construction project during COVID time is most certainly not easy.
Our new location in New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue is beautiful, inviting, and filled with creativity and creative energy.
Our new showroom will not only feature samples of over 10,000 different designs and textures, but it will also have a designated design studio allowing architects and designers to work directly with our artists to create custom rugs and carpets for the most discerning clientele all around the world.
New York Design Center
JD Staron - NY Showroom
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 510
New York, NY 10016
A NEW BABY
An addition to the JD Staron family, a LA flagship.
Our lovely LA showroom is located in the renowned Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.
Our new showroom is definitely something to be proud of. Beautiful bright, and spacious space I have designed. It's a perfect backdrop for over 10,000 samples of our most popular creations.
The most impressive space and has the most amazing crew!
Molly Maffei, Aida Aghabegian, and Bill Gillis are the most welcoming talented professional team one could possibly wish for. Their dedication and hands-on attitude can turn even the most complex projects into a pleasant creative adventure.