SUNSET IN PHUKET
Delighted with the ‘VENUS’ rug, Pam Weinstock came to Esti with an even greater challange: to work with her on a new rug – to transpose a multi-hued photograph of a Phuket sunset that Pam took during her honeymoon into a rug.
The big difference between ‘VENUS’ and ‘SUNSET’ was the subtlety and the considerably greater number of colours in the latter.
‘It is exciting to take something 2-dimensional and turn it into a
3-dimensional object, where look and feel become important, without losing the artistic element!’ says Pam. Esti’s challenge was therefore more demanding and the job took her 2 manufacturers and 13 months to complete.
The work involved visualizing and calculating the colour combinations to be used in each square inch of the rug to be able to portray a real sunset. ‘I only used 10 colours to achieve this look which is actually incredible when you see the finished result, as I didn’t want to go overboard with the cost involved in dying 60-70 different colours.
Through the skills of the weavers, the extensive communication back and forth with Esti’s studio and by combining the hues in different ways, the 10 colours magically became 27. ‘It was like doing a jigsaw puzzle and the letters of the alphabet were insufficient to label the different areas with the different colours’ she adds.