In times where traveling is uncertain, the home décor brand brings the silk route & other travel inspirations homes
December 17, 2021: Indian interior designer, Raseel Gujral, spent her days in lockdown travelling through the silk route in her mind to recreate a series of mystical designs as part of Casa Paradox and Casa Pop Winter 21-22Collection.
Unveiling a luxurious line of wallpaper and soft furnishings with Art Deco influences, Ms. Gujral’s mystical travels started from the middle east where she got inspired by the geometrics of Serapi carpets and went on to create a Serai range. From the culture-filled silk route, she travelled all the way to the Himalayan belt to Tibet to interpret her Sherpa Collection, an ode to Tibet and its lovely people. Finally, her heart landed into the world of here and now with Gatsby, realizing that inspiration through bold lined modernism.
“When the roads are blocked and the world shut-in, creative minds travel through their thoughts, firmly entrenched in their armchair. Even if Covid-19 locks us in, the mind is free to fly to lands far away,” said Ms. Gujral.
The Serai is a vibrant collection of cushions, rugs and wallpapers. Woven in the rugged mountains of Northwest Persia, Serapi rugs follow a distinctly Heriz region style, with finer knotting and more large-scale, spaciously placed designs. They combine design elements borrowed from many traditions. The bold geometric designs are connected to the tribal Caucasian traditions across the Aras River to the north and the elegant court carpets of Tabriz to the west.
The Sherpa collection is deeply influenced by the majestic dragon, the white tiger and Buddhist iconography as seen in Tangkha art. Ms. Gujral captures the mystique of monasteries through animal prints, flora-fauna inspired design and oriental iconography.
Gatsby, a finale of sorts to this travel story ends with a party as glitzy sequins come alive in the smart linear art deco style. The collection takes golden, silver, onyx and pewter shades to present an art deco era in a Manhattan home.