The ARTIST COLLECTION
CODY HOYT + LORA Appleton
kinder MODERN is thrilled to present our first collection of artist driven rugs. Lora Appleton, principal designer and kM founder, launched the Artist Rug Collection with renowned American ceramicist, Cody Hoyt. Appleton, known for award-winning geometric rugs and innovative child design, worked to skillfully interpret Hoyt’s renowned ceramic patterns as an incredible collection of bespoke luxury rugs. Made from 100% hand-tufted New Zealand wool and featuring light cutting and carving that accentuates the patterns’ subtle details and preserves their serene flow, these exceptional pieces transform the humble carpet into true art for the floor.
Before transitioning to ceramics, Brooklyn-based Cody Hoyt trained as a printmaker and a painter. His process-based approach leads to fascinating and beautiful explorations in material, pattern, and color, most recently in clay. He has had two solo shows at Patrick Parrish gallery in New York City and also has been featured at the Collective design fair and Design Miami among others. Hoyt prides himself on his non-traditional process and takes inspiration from a wide range of art, design, and literature. As specialists in creating distinct designs that transition from functional pieces to heirloom objets d’art, kinder MODERN is thrilled to offer this engaging collection and exceptional transformation of his work.
Appleton was particularly interested in the ways in which Hoyt’s patterns transcended material; she knew they would be just as powerful in the hand tufted wool as they are in the original clay. The complex creative process necessary to facilitate this transformation began by working with Hoyt's archive of scanned vessels and re-working the shapes and design elements to create new forms for the floor.