As a carpet designer, Zoë Luyendijk follows her heart. Inspired by the beauty of nature, the timelessness of myth and the works of other artists, Zoë generates unique designs.
Zoë’s home and studio are an hour’s drive north of Vancouver. She lives in a cottage in the woods, up a narrow lane, beside a lake, off the radar and far from the epicentres of design. Zoe Luyendijk Studio offers hand-knotted carpets, hand-made by highly skilled artisans in the Kathmandu Valley. The finished artwork is then translated into full-size graphs, which the weavers follow. The sheer size of the task accomplished by the weavers is only hinted at when looking at a carpet knot by knot. The hand of the artisan is revealed at the end of the lengthy process. Zoe is a true maxilamist and loves the interplay of colour and different fibers. The result is decadent layers of texture and colour that give the carpets a dimension and level of detail, unlike any others.