Sep 16, 2019 | New York |
Obeetee x Parsons
Obeetee x Parsons

Over 100 guests gathered to celebrate the partnership between The New School’s Parsons School of Design and leading global handwoven rug brand Obeetee, the foundational partner of the school’s Textiles MFA program. The program, which launched this year, affords students the opportunity to work with the Obeetee team to explore new markets, develop colors and patterns, introduce sustainability techniques to the brand, and create and innovate new design concepts for the global luxury market. The event unveiled conceptual design work by the Parsons students at Obeetee’s showroom, showcasing the work to buyers, editors and top design professionals in town for New York Home Fashions Market Week.

Notable guests included Obeetee’s Rudra Chatterjee, chairman, Patricia Ben-Zvi, president of North America, and Paul Austin, board member; Burak Cakmak, dean of Parsons Fashion; fashion designer Kay Unger; and designers Madeline WeinribChristian Dunbar, David Duncan, Genevieve Gorder, Ford Huniford, Kristen McGinnis and Brian Sawyer.

“We’re so pleased to celebrate this partnership with The New School’s Parsons School of Design on this groundbreaking program,” said Chatterjee. “For both our organizations, our commitment to thoughtfully crafted and sustainable design practices has made each of us the leaders in our markets. This is a true marriage of equals, and we’re both excited to be collaborating this way and be sharing our unique expertise and heritage with the students—the next generation of global design leaders.”

Images by John Sanderson/AnnieWatt.com 

EVENT GALLERY
Tim Marshall and Paul Austin
Tim Marshall and Paul Austin
Tim Marshall and Paul Austin
Vimo Kumar, Jonathan Parkes, Genie Secoji and Laura Hayes Obiti
Vimo Kumar, Jonathan Parkes, Genie Secoji and Laura Hayes Obiti
Vimo Kumar, Jonathan Parkes, Genie Secoji and Laura Hayes Obiti
Alexis Coyle Carson, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Paul Austin
Alexis Coyle Carson, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Paul Austin
Alexis Coyle Carson, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Paul Austin
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger and Burak Cakmak
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger and Burak Cakmak
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger and Burak Cakmak
Lahar Pasad and Erin Beatty
Lahar Pasad and Erin Beatty
Lahar Pasad and Erin Beatty
Vanezza Cruz-Ruiz, Burak Cakmak, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Tiago Valente and Anette Millington
Vanezza Cruz-Ruiz, Burak Cakmak, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Tiago Valente and Anette Millington
Vanezza Cruz-Ruiz, Burak Cakmak, Patricia Ben-Zvi, Tiago Valente and Anette Millington
Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Genevieve Gorder
Genevieve Gorder
Genevieve Gorder
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Christian Dunbar, Genevieve Gorder and Patricia Ben-Zvi
Catherine Schwartz, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Cary Besse
Catherine Schwartz, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Cary Besse
Catherine Schwartz, Patricia Ben-Zvi and Cary Besse
Kay Unger and Rudra Chatterjee
Kay Unger and Rudra Chatterjee
Kay Unger and Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger, Burak Cakmak, Madeline Weinrib and Paul Austin
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger, Burak Cakmak, Madeline Weinrib and Paul Austin
Rudra Chatterjee, Kay Unger, Burak Cakmak, Madeline Weinrib and Paul Austin
Paul Austin, Madeline Weinrib, Haynes Robinson and Preeti Gopinath
Paul Austin, Madeline Weinrib, Haynes Robinson and Preeti Gopinath
Paul Austin, Madeline Weinrib, Haynes Robinson and Preeti Gopinath
Burak Cakmak and Anette Millington
Burak Cakmak and Anette Millington
Burak Cakmak and Anette Millington
Burak Cakmak, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Gaurav Sharma
Burak Cakmak, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Gaurav Sharma
Burak Cakmak, Kay Unger, Rudra Chatterjee and Gaurav Sharma
Parsons students
Parsons students
Parsons students
Louise Nicholson and Brian Sawyer
Louise Nicholson and Brian Sawyer
Louise Nicholson and Brian Sawyer
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Marissa Chu, Cassandra Past, Sharon Granko, Teddy Jeffs, Mariola Martinez, Caitlin Deluca, Alex Robertson and Gaurav Sharma
Marissa Chu, Cassandra Past, Sharon Granko, Teddy Jeffs, Mariola Martinez, Caitlin Deluca, Alex Robertson and Gaurav Sharma
Marissa Chu, Cassandra Past, Sharon Granko, Teddy Jeffs, Mariola Martinez, Caitlin Deluca, Alex Robertson and Gaurav Sharma
Tim Marshall, Paul Austin, Debbie Gibb and Alexis Coyle Carson
Tim Marshall, Paul Austin, Debbie Gibb and Alexis Coyle Carson
Tim Marshall, Paul Austin, Debbie Gibb and Alexis Coyle Carson
Gaurav Sharma, Lina Restrepa and Angelique O’Brien
Gaurav Sharma, Lina Restrepa and Angelique O’Brien
Gaurav Sharma, Lina Restrepa and Angelique O’Brien
Madeline Weinrib and Gaurav Sharma
Madeline Weinrib and Gaurav Sharma
Madeline Weinrib and Gaurav Sharma
Cary Besse and Tia Harari
Cary Besse and Tia Harari
Cary Besse and Tia Harari
Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee
Jacob Olmedo and Jeff Hannoosh
Jacob Olmedo and Jeff Hannoosh
Jacob Olmedo and Jeff Hannoosh
Brian Sawyer, Paul Austin and Graham Head
Brian Sawyer, Paul Austin and Graham Head
Brian Sawyer, Paul Austin and Graham Head
Burak Cakmak
Burak Cakmak
Burak Cakmak
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display
Obeetee rugs on display