May 22, 2018 | New York, NY |
India’s Modern Makers & Muses
India’s Modern Makers & Muses

Almost 300 guests gathered to celebrate the launch of a new limited-edition luxury carpet collection from OBEETEE by the Indian fashion duo Abraham & Thakore at ABC Carpet & Home. The launch event, titled “India’s Makers and Muses,” was also a celebration of ABC’s 30-year focus on Indian textiles, craft and innovation and its move from its iconic 6th floor to its exciting new incarnation on the 2nd floor.

Renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort presented her “Indian Summer” color trends, which, like the collection, emphasize the ingenuity of the human hand. Teas were served from House of Waris Tea & Spice Co., drinks and bites were by ABC Restaurants, and music was by The Human Experience.

“This collection proudly showcases India’s modern design sensibility, along with its rich traditions of weaving, washing and dying of rugs,” said Graham Head, vice chairman of ABC Carpet & Home. 

Other notable attendees included Elle Decor’s Whitney RobinsonFrank de Biasi; Tim Marshall, provost of The New School; designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia; Berluti’s Patrick OttomaniAslaug Magnusdottir, co-founder of Moda Operandi; James Truman; Vogue’s Sarah BrownAlexander VreelandJG Neukomm; Sana Rezwan Sait; Paulette Cole and Amy Ilias of ABC Carpet & Home; Rudra Chatterjee, OBEETEE chairman; Gaurav Sharma, OBEETEE managing director; Patricia Ben-Zvi, president, OBEETEE North America; and Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty, the Consul General of India in New York. 

Photos by Roey Yohai Photography.

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David Abraham, Richard Perl and Graham Head
David Abraham, Richard Perl and Graham Head
David Abraham, Richard Perl and Graham Head
Chloé Sos, Lidewij Edelkoort and Pascale Gatzen
Chloé Sos, Lidewij Edelkoort and Pascale Gatzen
Chloé Sos, Lidewij Edelkoort and Pascale Gatzen
Siddharth Kasliwal, Sana Rezwan Sait, Paul Austin and Christine Goppel
Siddharth Kasliwal, Sana Rezwan Sait, Paul Austin and Christine Goppel
Siddharth Kasliwal, Sana Rezwan Sait, Paul Austin and Christine Goppel
Vimal Kumar, David Sloan, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Gaurav Sharma
Vimal Kumar, David Sloan, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Gaurav Sharma
Vimal Kumar, David Sloan, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Gaurav Sharma
The attentive crowd listens to renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.
The attentive crowd listens to renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.
The attentive crowd listens to renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.
Alexander Vreeland, David Abraham, Ram Rahman, Alpana Bana, Melissa Feldman and Alice Gicolini
Alexander Vreeland, David Abraham, Ram Rahman, Alpana Bana, Melissa Feldman and Alice Gicolini
Alexander Vreeland, David Abraham, Ram Rahman, Alpana Bana, Melissa Feldman and Alice Gicolini
Philip Fimmano and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Philip Fimmano and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Philip Fimmano and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Steven Wagner and  Christopher Coleman
Steven Wagner and Christopher Coleman
Steven Wagner and Christopher Coleman
Amy Row and Carlos Ledesma
Amy Row and Carlos Ledesma
Amy Row and Carlos Ledesma
John Dimitriou, Nicole Asimomitis and Graham Head
John Dimitriou, Nicole Asimomitis and Graham Head
John Dimitriou, Nicole Asimomitis and Graham Head
Waris Ahluwalia, Amy Ilias and Paul Austin
Waris Ahluwalia, Amy Ilias and Paul Austin
Waris Ahluwalia, Amy Ilias and Paul Austin
Rudra Chatterjee, Tim Marshall, Janet Roitman and Shayne Doty
Rudra Chatterjee, Tim Marshall, Janet Roitman and Shayne Doty
Rudra Chatterjee, Tim Marshall, Janet Roitman and Shayne Doty
David Sloan and Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty
David Sloan and Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty
David Sloan and Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty
Paul Austin, Aslaug Magnusdottir and Waris Ahluwalia
Paul Austin, Aslaug Magnusdottir and Waris Ahluwalia
Paul Austin, Aslaug Magnusdottir and Waris Ahluwalia
Lidewij Edelkoort, like the collection itself, was inspired by India's great textile traditions for her latest color trends.
Lidewij Edelkoort, like the collection itself, was inspired by India's great textile traditions for her latest color trends.
Lidewij Edelkoort, like the collection itself, was inspired by India's great textile traditions for her latest color trends.
Jackie Cooperman and Carlos Ledesma
Jackie Cooperman and Carlos Ledesma
Jackie Cooperman and Carlos Ledesma
Michael Fienco, Shana Lloyd and Sourabh Sharma
Michael Fienco, Shana Lloyd and Sourabh Sharma
Michael Fienco, Shana Lloyd and Sourabh Sharma
Designer David Abraham praising OBEETEE's carpet weavers
Designer David Abraham praising OBEETEE's carpet weavers
Designer David Abraham praising OBEETEE's carpet weavers
Paulette Cole
Paulette Cole
Paulette Cole
Creativity reigned with a band appropriately called The Human Experience.
Creativity reigned with a band appropriately called The Human Experience.
Creativity reigned with a band appropriately called The Human Experience.
Shayne Doty, Lara Cocken, Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer
Shayne Doty, Lara Cocken, Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer
Shayne Doty, Lara Cocken, Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer
Wendy Landau, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Parker Larson
Wendy Landau, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Parker Larson
Wendy Landau, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Parker Larson
Shivam Punjya, Naina Shah, Sandy Dalal, Anshuma Lal, Tina Bhojwani, Punit Juneja and Malini Murjani
Shivam Punjya, Naina Shah, Sandy Dalal, Anshuma Lal, Tina Bhojwani, Punit Juneja and Malini Murjani
Shivam Punjya, Naina Shah, Sandy Dalal, Anshuma Lal, Tina Bhojwani, Punit Juneja and Malini Murjani
Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, Doni Jantzen, Will Bachman and Bill Ward
Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, Doni Jantzen, Will Bachman and Bill Ward
Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, Doni Jantzen, Will Bachman and Bill Ward
Rudra Chatterjee and Andrew Bodziak
Rudra Chatterjee and Andrew Bodziak
Rudra Chatterjee and Andrew Bodziak
Waris Ahluwalia, Sarah Brown, Paul Austin and Kavi Moltz
Waris Ahluwalia, Sarah Brown, Paul Austin and Kavi Moltz
Waris Ahluwalia, Sarah Brown, Paul Austin and Kavi Moltz
Rudra Chatterjee and David Howitt
Rudra Chatterjee and David Howitt
Rudra Chatterjee and David Howitt
A packed house listens attentively.
A packed house listens attentively.
A packed house listens attentively.
Jennifer Bradford-Davis and Jennifer Langue
Jennifer Bradford-Davis and Jennifer Langue
Jennifer Bradford-Davis and Jennifer Langue
Jean-Marc Sideratos and Deirdre D’Elia
Jean-Marc Sideratos and Deirdre D’Elia
Jean-Marc Sideratos and Deirdre D’Elia