Tradition meets Design

“Originality and naturalness are among the most important values of our modern time. We want to be authentic and genuine, we long to be at one with nature, we handpick the ingredients that go into our lives every day. These are desires we unite in THE FINEST. Carefully selected materials that reflect incomparable beauty because of their natural irregularity, only truly brought to life through the handwork of masters in their trade.”

Denis Türker Managing Director kymo GmbH

A sublime synergy between nature and artistic handwork

THE FINEST. Design excellence. Profound, professional handwork. The most exquisite materials offered by nature. Drawing on a tradition going back millennia, artistically hand-knotted, each carpet is an expression of individual character, a statement representing everything but rigid, modern mass production. The expression of originality.

The nuances of knotting

Creativity calls for cooperation... which is why our carpets pass through the hands of many and experienced experts in the making. This concept runs down the backbone of everything that goes into THE FINEST.

The carpetmakers capture the unique atmosphere of their surroundings – compositions of the rugged mountains of the Himalayas, the picturesque river landscapes of India and the tropical forests of Thailand. Mostly traditional, family-run enterprises, they have succeeded in remaining true to our respect for nature and attention to detail. For generations, many fathers passed on the secrets of their handwork to their sons. Even today, a whole host of experienced master craftsmen continue to weave each carpet completely by hand, turning to exactly the same tools as their ancestors.

Special in subtle ways

Handwork. In every twist and turn. From carefully spinning the yarn to chain-stitching every edge on every carpet. The life and soul of THE FINEST. As is every yarn, born of nature, each with its unique touch and feel. Each with its different thickness, feel and lustre. Skilfully spun by the spinner, sometimes looser, sometimes tighter, carefully permitting the chosen pigments to permeate each chosen fibre.

The product: a vivid manifestation of colour, each unique in its subtle differences. A one-off, one-of-a-kind example of THE FINEST.

Enchanted by each knot

The hallmark of perfection. Behold a carpet sporting a label that says THE FINEST and you know that every carefully crafted knot was merely an elemental ingredient of something much mightier. Tying each knot took superlative dexterity, the keenest eye and – perhaps most importantly – patience, the prudence and consideration of the worker who knotted this work of art.

Handknotting is indeed a unique art form that above all needs one key ingredient: time. It takes 125 hours to weave 155 thousand knots and produce just a single square metre of the finest carpet. Each painstakingly conceived, the designs of deliberation. The finer the yarn and the more intricate and tighter the knot, the more refined and more artistic the resulting pattern.

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A treasure trove of mother nature

The epitome of luxury. Gloriously soft yet strong and hard-wearing, superbly shiny and pleasantly uniform – come hot or cold. Because only Mother Nature knows how to deal with its innate diversity. And few will disagree that silk, mohair and merino wool are such treasures of nature, meriting their role as the underlying motivation behind THE FINEST concept.

The almost endless strands of Chinese Mulberry silk are believed to be the finest fibres that can be woven by the human hand. With its luxurious lustre, this silk has been the object of fascination of emperors and kings since time immemorial. Originating from the Angora goats of South Africa, the mohair in our carpets is also very different – compared to sheep's wool, it is much finer, offering unique shine and making it ideal for regulating warmth and moisture. The wool of the merino is the ultimate in premium sheep’s wool and the fibres in our carpets hail from the eternally green pastures of New Zealand. This wool is so wonderfully soft to the touch and its matt composition so subtle and understated, it’s spellbinding.

All of our premium yarns are delicately spun and dyed by hand. As a result, they will contain small, natural irregularities – an intrinsic ingredient of the unique heart and soul of each carpet.

Materials

Exclusive but unostentatious. The concept behind these carpets are summed up by the finest materials and careful handiwork. A statement of luxury.

Silk 155

Silk 155

Elegant, intense, simply fascinating. THE FINEST silk 155. Made with pure Chinese Mulberry silk, knotted for hour after hour, the epitome of luxury. Silk enjoys an age-old tradition in classic knotted carpets, but THE FINEST does things differently. Gone are the patterns, leaving the carpet wonderfully straightforward and unpretentious. Silk is one of the most luxurious fibres used in textile production, adored for its incomparably soft touch, yet exquisitely strong. With its intrinsic elegance and multifaceted sheen, THE FINEST silk 155 is an enticing treasure trove of abundant detail and fine colour nuances. Just a single square metre of carpet contains around 155 thousand tight knots, magically crafted in Nepalese technique to offer a genuine work of art. THE FINEST at its most immaculate.

155.000 knots / m2 handknotted

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Mohair 155

Mohair 155

Velvety soft, gracefully shiny and magnificently vibrant. THE FINEST mohair 155. Hardly to be surpassed, the sophisticated yarn of Angora goat hair is one of the most valuable and exclusive wool fibres offered by nature. The premium spun wool is dyed by hand in our workshops using only a careful selection of pigments. Each square metre of carpet contains 155 thousand knots, a unique masterpiece created with Nepalese technique, captivating with its diversity of rich colour. Each hue unfolds its individual and inimitable identity as it dries in the warm sunlight. THE FINEST in its eternity of nuances.

155.000 knots / m2 handknotted

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Mohair 95

Mohair 95

Exquisite and so different. THE FINEST mohair 95. As often, less is more – less rotating when spinning the yarn equates to more volume, an invitation to the colour pigments to use more space to reveal their true character. Also, by its very nature, the thicker yarn furnishes fewer knots, with the Persian knotting methods underscoring the individual character of each carpet. The result is an unmistakable roughness that could scarcely be more original. This is counterbalanced with an intense shimmer, rounding off the look to perfection. The ultimate in full-bodied luxury, captured in 95 thousand knots.

95.000 knots / m2 handknotted

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New Zealand Wool 155

New Zealand Wool 155

Subtle but in no way inconspicuous. THE FINEST new zealand wool 155 elevates sheep's wool to a new level. In keeping with THE FINEST, the pure New Zealand wool – the ultimate in quality – is spun, dyed and then knotted by hand 155 thousand times per square metre to create a wonderfully straightforward and in every way exclusive carpet. In essence the wool is matt, but in this high quality it unveils its delicate sheen, making it clear to the beholder that this a carpet of sophistication, from start to finish.

155.000 knots / m2 handknotted

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Merino Plain

Merino Plain

No shine, no compromise. THE FINEST merino plain is confirmation that the best has no need to be ostentatious. Inner values matter. The premium wool of the Merino sheep is so amazingly soft to the touch, it is an invitation to sink into its velvety surface. Everything is made by hand out of respect for its natural character, resulting in a product that is somehow restrained… as nature intended. Tufted by hand, the result is a highly compact surface, highlighting to perfection the original volume and outstanding elasticity of the material. THE FINEST merino plain.

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Designs

Premium yarn. Meticulous, delicate handwork. Fascinating designs.
THE FINEST brings together the most exquisite natural materials in a masterful melange of art, tradition and craftsmanship. The finest New Zealand wool and lustrous silk – married in a multitude of delicately plied Nepalese knots. The interplay between matt wool and shiny silk creating contrast, capturing the imagination and unfolding in depth with every shift in light, or mysteriously withdrawing.

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Ornamental Garden

Wool & Silk 155

Design by Katharina Tannous

ORNAMENTAL GARDEN is a modern-day interpretation of classic composition in hand-knotted oriental carpets. A blossom becomes an ornament, the abstract embodiment of the tiniest elements, realigned and reunited, overlapping and intersecting, a transition into a translation of our times. This is a metamorphosis with a difference, worthy of the designs of Royal landscape architecture.

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“The value of a garden in the Orient is not just a reflection of precious water, the foundation of all life, but also a love of clarity and geometry. An intricately planned ornamental garden is an invitation to relax, luxuriating in its beauty. Just like its role models in the real world, ORNAMENTAL GARDEN beseeches the beholder to linger and meander, to trace the geometric order as each line reinvents its composition, branches off and opens up unexplored paths.”

Katharina Tannous Design & Product Development kymo GmbH

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Illuminate

Wool & Silk 155

Design by Eva Langhans

ILLUMINATE, from THE FINEST, is evidence that monochrome colour schemes can indeed be dynamic, especially by inviting light onto the stage. Light is not just about brightness, it can also play a pivotal role in shaping a design by teasing out its potential to add drama. The lustrous matt of New Zealand wool gently reproduces light reflections, a mirror to its soft touch and feel; yet it also provides a contrast to the serene shimmer of pure silk, consummated in a fragile pattern and constantly appearing to shift with the changing perspective of the beholder.

Illuminate detail
“The starting point for this design was music, from a technical perspective. When I’m working on a design, I’m strongly influenced by abstractness. I see dissolving images of a turntable and the linear controls of a mixing console, disseminating into a lattice of a thousand stars. Each element is fragmented but then recomposed in a new context, conscious of the visual imagery of traditional carpet patterns, building a bridge between hi-tech electronics and the masters of the ancient art of knotting.”

Eva Langhans Creative Director kymo GmbH

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Hybrid Effect

Wool Plain

Design by Katharina Tannous

Opposites in harmony. HYBRID EFFECT from THE FINEST collection is a blend of the impressions created by technology and soft, natural materials. The finest New Zealand wool tufted by hand into a compact surface; futuristic elements almost reminiscent of stars, masterfully carved out of space. Add light and shadow and the carpet reveals its relief. The result: a singularly special look and feel, a transition to the third dimension.

Hybrid Effect detail
“As a trained designer of jewellery, I'm fascinated by intricate designs and working with sculptures. Carving materials allows me to re-explore this facet of art. Using this technique allows you to take a carpet, which has comparatively little depth or volume, and work a relief into it. What started out as an even surface changes into a topographic ornament, which only reminds you of its original idea, a metal mesh, when viewed from a distance.”

Katharina Tannous Design & Product Development kymo GmbH

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Buyers Information for The Finest

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Sonja McSharry

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The Finest collection book

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