JAN KATH IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SHOUGHT-AFTER DESIGNERA OF HAND-KNOTTED CARPETS. HE DELIBERATELY BREAK WITH CONVENTIONAL STYLES AND THROW STRICT DESIGN RULES OVERBOARD. The man from Bochum does not hesitate to combine classic oriental carpet elements with contemporary, minimalist design. Another major theme in his current work is the interpretation of photorealistic motifs in textile art, which Kath perfects with his carpet weavers in the workshops in Kathmandu (Nepal). INSPIRED BY NUMEROUS JOURNEYS TO DYNAMIC CITIES AND ABOVE ALL BY HIS NATIVE REGION OF THE RUHR WITH ITS ARCHAIC INDUSTRIAL CULTURE, JAN KATH QUICKLY DEVELOPED HIS DISTINCTIVE SIGNATURE WHICH ABSOLUTELY DEFINES THE STYLE. His carpets have won numerous awards (Red Dot, Carpet Design Award, and many others) and are often exhibited in art and design museums (including the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, the Stock Exchange Art Museum in Riga, and the Beijing International Design Triennial).