Since 2009, BravinLee editions has been producing hand-knotted rugs based on designs by contemporary artists. BravinLee editions seeks to explore and experiment with other ways in which fine art and fine art imagery can be utilized as the basis for a design platform.
Much like fine art prints, the rugs are created in limited editions of fifteen with two artist's proofs. These high-quality creations display rich texture and subtle color variations, adding a new dimension to the oeuvre of the artist while simultaneously paying tribute to the crafting traditions of these weavers, who are artists in their own right. It is hoped that through this project, contemporary art will find its way into the homes of a larger audience beyond the world of commercial art galleries.
see the results of the Goldsmith/Ashbery Collaboration here
Photo above: BravinLee program's Carolina Mandia and artist, Walter Robinson
Carolina Mandía holds degrees in Fashion Design, Textile Surface Design and a Master's degree in Art Market from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has extensive experience designing textiles for the home as well as hand-knotted rugs. In addition to developing editions for BravinLee Editions, she works designing prints for Ralph Lauren accessories as well as the MoMA, and The Metropolitan Museum.
Mandia is a member of ICI Independent Curators International, the American Alliance of Museums, and the Hajji Baba Rug Society of New York. In 2017 she joined the curatorial team at VAEFF, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival in Tribeca, NYC.