Stepevi, Juan Montoya and a starry sky

The American interior designer's new Moonlight collection channels constellations, planets and the cosmos in an attempt to trap the meaning of the universe in an everyday object

Moon Island, in wool and viscose, Pebble Gray & Titanium Gray & Angora Gray & Ecru & Crystal Gray & Navy Blue

LunaStellarMoon IslandMoon RocksJuan Montoya has drawn inspiration from the sky above for his latest collection of carpets for Stepevi, which was unveiled last week at Maison & Objet 2018. The result is an unmitigated success: four interpretations of the lunar landscape in textile form make up the Moonlight collection, with all carpets made from high-quality wool and viscose.

“The fascination of the starry sky in the countryside was my inspiration for this carpet collection,” explains Montoya. “The moon was the driving force with its asymmetrical form and scintillating expression. It always intrigued me and continually put my imagination in a cosmic state.” The carpets feature the starry sky and the moon in a conceptual design made up of round, abstract shapes layered on fabric. The colours have a contemporary feel to them, creating a range of combinations and contrasts between light and dark shades of grey and blue, bright red and ecru.

The collection provides further confirmation of the Turkish company’s ability to create ultra-modern products while employing techniques that respect the long, artisanal traditions of carpet manufacturing. Contemporary, sophisticated and extremely sensual, the carpets draw the gaze to patterns, asymmetrical motifs and juxtaposed layers.

Moon Rocks, with or without border, in the Pebble Gray & Red Wood, Pebble Gray & Navy Blue, Pebble Gray & Pebble Gray and Pebble Gray & Titanium Gray versions
Moon Rocks, with or without border, in the Pebble Gray & Red Wood, Pebble Gray & Navy Blue, Pebble Gray & Pebble Gray and Pebble Gray & Titanium Gray versions
Luna, in viscose, in the Pebble Gray & Red Wood or Pebble Gray & Titanium Gray versions
Stellar, in viscose, in the Ecru & Navy Blue & Ink Blue & Crystal Gray or Pebble Gray & Navy Blue & Ink Blue & Titanium Gray versions