Expositions



Personal Structures, Venice

For Personal Structures hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice, Zakaria Rugs approaches the exhibition theme of ‘reflections’ by collaborating with international artists to transmit cultural dialogues on handmade rugs. Each piece explores the relationship the artist holds with artisanal practice and proposes reflection towards the symbolism of the rug. Moreover, the artists are invited to contemplate the rug as a new medium for expression and innovation, translating their visual language while exploring materiality, the haptic sense and the rug’s spatial properties. For the Personal Structures exhibition, Zakaria Rugs presents the work of Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Frédérique Gagnon, Fred Heinsohn, Lamas Burgariotti, and Frances McBain at Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy from the 23rd of April until the 27th of November.  ...

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Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad. Zakaria Rugs was part of Sectie C and exhibited 4 rugs to the Dutch Creative Community. 

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Paris Design Week

  Zakaria Rugs is part of the BOON_ROOM collection as of September 2021. BOON_ROOM will present Zakaria Rugs at the Paris Design Week, which starts on the 3rd of September, starting with a press event on the 8th September, 8.30am - 7pm. Their 700 square meter space will feature the rugs E la nave va, Saana, and Off Axis. BOON_ROOM is a luxury boutique gallery dedicated to curating art, design, and fashion. Located in the heart of Paris, the BOON_ROOM’s collections consist of the works of carefully selected, established, and emerging creative talents around the world. Aiming to challenge the senses by bringing these three disciplines together, BOON_ROOM has become one of the most respected and admired collections of contemporary design.   BOON_ROOM ...

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Amsterdam Fashion Week

On the 2nd and 3rd of September 2021 THE HUB, a temporary concept store where fashion, art, and design brands come together, hosted by Amsterdam Fashion Week 2021. With a curated collection of local brands - from fashion to art and from jewellery to interior - THE HUB established a unique experience for fashion and design lovers.  We showcased ‘Off Axis’ and ‘Saana’.'Off Axis' was designed by Gabrielė Adomaitytė, the head of design at Zakaria Rugs. Its design originated in a time when the Adomaitytė focused on the semiotics of medical scans and x-rays. In this work, the scientific methods of processing visual data are carefully balanced with the delicate softness and intimacy of the human body. The latter rug was designed by Saana Mirzaie, a...

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Venice Art Projects

Philip Rosenberger founded Zakaria Rugs in 2019 in Amsterdam. It was created to be a platform that allows different cultures and dialogues to interact with the appreciation for hand-made rugs and contemporary art. The combination of art with the skills of traditional craftsmen is the essence of Zakaria Rugs, which opposes the unsustainable mass-production that has become normalized in our fast-paced world. To counter unthoughtful, out-of-scale consumption, Rosenberger wanted Zakaria Rugs to put justice, awareness for handcraft and the value of nature at the center of production. The designs of the rugs are created by artists, most influentially Gabrielė Adomaitytė, the head of design at Zakaria Rugs.  Adomaitytė is the designer behind the ‘Off Axis’ rug — one of the six...

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