WEST OF THE SUN Carpet
The essence of Japanese tradition is transformed into Lara Bohinc’s signature style with the hand tufted rug, West of the Sun. This rug is of the highest quality pure wool with an element of linen to create playful geometric shapes where the graphic language of opposing circles and curves is more explicit and bolder than East of the Moon. The asymmetric shape is a reminder of nature’s ability to find its own way. The boundaries are stretched, allowing lines to flow along the perimeter of the rug. The color scheme of the two rugs are earth and rust, and dove and rose, respectively.
Kasthall Catalog 2021
A mark of Lara Bohinc’s work is versatility. Having studied Industrial Design at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts, followed by MA in Metalwork and Jewelry at Royal College of Art London, Lara Bohinc MBE is a passionate believer in the universality of good design and looks to bridge the divide across different mediums of furniture, objects, jewelry, and textiles.
Bohinc’s ability to create work with iconic beauty is rooted in her familiarity with materials and manufacturing approaches. While maintaining a deep respect for the traditional principles of her craft, she has also drawn on her knowledge of industrial techniques, fusing modernity of style with function, to achieve a contemporary elegance. All of this builds on her signature style of mixing contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine.
Bohinc exhibited at Fuori Salone in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She has also exhibited with Fumi Gallery at PAD London, Nomad 2018 (Monte Carlo and St. Moritz) and The Salon New York.