The loom is the future of carpet design, writes Rachael Paskett
Posted September 25, 2018 10:57:46While most people are busy enjoying the holidays, Rachaele Paskets, the co-founder of loom.com, has been busy planning the next big thing.
With the help of his brother, a carpet-maker and a small team of volunteers, Pasketts has been working on loom design for almost two years, from the ground up.
Paskets’ team includes a designer, a craftsman and a craftswoman, and the loom itself is handcrafted using an array of woodworking techniques.
The design process has been extremely time-consuming, and he’s currently working on the final version of the looms, which will be ready for the holidays.
“We are doing everything from hand-welding the loaves, to hand-sculpting the legs, to cutting out the fabric and the frame,” Paskes said.
“It’s a very collaborative process, and I think it’s very rewarding to work on something you love.”
It’s about having fun, and being able to have fun with your project, which is what we want to do with this.
“Paskett’s loom has already become one of the most-trending products on the market, with over 30,000 people signing up for pre-orders.
While the product has attracted praise from the likes of GQ, Vogue and the Daily Mail, Pasks own company has yet to gain a foothold in the furniture industry.”
In my experience, there’s no shortage of product that’s getting traction,” Pasks said.”
There’s nothing like a beautiful loom, or an excellent craftsmanship product to get people talking about something they really want to buy.
“I think loom will be the next huge product, but I think the big thing is getting people talking to each other, so I’m very excited about that.”
The loomPasketts’ team of craftsmen are working on a new design called the Pasket.
It features a design based on the original design from the 1800s, and includes a “featured” “spacer” which is the back of the sofa that makes it easier to sit on.
The designer is also working on adding extra storage for the lofts, as well as a “vintage” look to the interior.
The project is in the planning stages, and is currently undergoing finalization, with plans to open to the public in 2019.
For more information, visit loomblog.com.