Country State Development
Located at the Country State Development offices on Castlereagh Street in the Sydney CBD are Korda Design’s Monet-inspired bespoke rugs.
In collaboration with Chada Design, Korda Design was initially commissioned to create a single rug based on Monet’s Water Lillies series. Our head designer, Simone, created three concept designs for this rug and upon seeing them, the client went on to commission Korda to bring all three designs to life.
Claude Monet was born in 1840 and is best known as one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement. Impressionism is characterised by the quick application of paint in short brushstrokes to capture the essence of natural light. Painters often did not leave time for their paint to dry before applying a subsequent layer, but rather embraced the intermingling effect of the colours produced by this.
Some of Monet’s most famous works are his Water Lilies series, inspired by the gardens and ponds of his Giverny residence. These paintings depict the flowers and their reflections on the water, using a variety of colours to represent the areas of light and shade. The Water Lilies series are famed for their pastel hues and the stylistic move toward a more abstract representation of light and the flora.
Korda’s head designer, Simone, interpreted Monet’s works to create a bespoke design for the client, whilst remaining true to the elements of the Impressionist painter’s artworks. These bespoke rugs are hand-tufted with cotton viscose and New Zealand wool, combining over 30 unique colours apiece.