COVER reported earlier this week on Odabashian’s collaboration with leading Mexican architects, graphic and industrial designers and artists to created a limited edition rug collection. As Jaime Odabachian explained to your scribe, one of the objectives was “to promote the coming of age’ of Mexican architecture and interior design and Odabashian’s role in this history throughout the past 90 years”.
Odabashian independently commissioned eighteen Mexican practices to design twenty-one rugs for the collection. Hand knotted in 100 line Nepalese weave using semiworsted New Zealand wool and silk, the collection has a unique postscript – Kickstarter.
Odabashian’s creative leadership includes social media 2.0. The design and production of The Franz Mayer Museum exhibition for this collection was funded in large part by the world’s foremost crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter. The funding page video is still available at Kickstarter. DJ