LA Artist Makes Creative Rugs With An Intricately Woven Story

View all 5 Photos

taidgh-opneill-rugs-los-angeles-gessato-1

Taidgh O’Neill is not your average artist who is focused on one medium or working in one main area of artistic expression. With a multidisciplinary background that includes woodworking, photography, construction, and historic restoration, the artist creates intriguing works which go above the norm. His fragmented furniture pieces reference LA’s landscape while his lighting designs explore shape and form in conceptual pieces that look like modern artworks. This captivating collection of rugs maintains the distinct approach to manufacturing and design that flows through the artist’s work. Starting with an architectural structure made in a 3D rendering program, O’Neill then adds the element of light, replicating the intensity and various sunlight hues typical of a certain season. Rotating the scene, the artist achieves the desired shadow effect before exporting the work as a 2D image in Photoshop, where he adds colors. But the rugs’ journey is just beginning. The images are sent to India, along with precise color tone instructions. Here, artisans use reclaimed silk from sari production to weave the rugs and bring the artist’s vision to life. Spanning various techniques and continents, this rug collection has a beautiful story interwoven in its colorful geometric designs. Images courtesy of Taidgh O’Neill.

taidgh-opneill-rugs-los-angeles-gessato-3

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

  • San Cristobal Hotel In Mexico

    A dream getaway for those who love peace, quiet and seeing breathtaking views every day,…

More for you

  • Magma Collection By Ferréol Babin

    French designer Ferréol Babin studied space design and architecture before realizing that he loved designing…

  • BeoLab 50 Speaker By Bang & Olufsen

    Blending innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, the latest product from Bang & Olufsen continues the…

  • Yemenite Totem

    Taking inspiration from the Jewish Yemenite culture, this distinctive design brings together tradition and modern…

  • The AnZa Concrete Coffee Machine

    Over the years, home coffee machines have evolved into increasingly more sophisticated systems. In terms…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons