Silk Carpets. Design: Helmut Scheufele
A tribute to the beauty of Africa's natural treasures
Solid mountain ranges, seemingly endless desert landscapes, colorful lakes: Africa is rich in landscapes, and hidden treasures. Minerals, crystals and precious stones have developed over millions of years in the depths of the Earth, hundreds of kilometers under its surface. They are natural works of art: fascinating, shimmering and precious – elegant valuables that reflect and absorb light in a unique way.
These natural African treasures were the inspiration behind the silk carpets by Walter Knoll. Only one of the most valuable materials on Earth could be used to express the beauty of the precious stones shaped by the elemental forces of Earth: silk. With their wonderful shimmer and soft-to-the-touch feel, the fibers of this fine fabric give life to carpets featuring patterns of incomparable harmony and elegance.