22957 Thu, 10/20/2011 - 11:22am
ATLANTA–Surya has teamed up with designer Mike Farrell to develop a licensed collection of rugs. Known for his playfulness and humor, Farrell will create designs for Surya that are edgy and young, the company said.
“We are more than excited to bring Mike Farrell on as an addition to our growing list of world-class designers,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “Farrell’s imagination and innovation is exactly what we are looking for as we move the company into the future and position ourselves as trend spotters on the leading edge of the industry.”
Farrell became interested in design early on, having visited Argentina at a young age for a Mormon mission trip and the Bohemian style and culture of the country still drives many of his designs today. His career journey began in New York City in 1991, where he worked with textile and decor companies. In the past, his designs have included “graffiti” and “faces” patterns that merge his innovation and unusual way of thinking about design, the company said.
“Every installation I have done, and every line and collection I have designed comes from my heart, which is young and full of hope and adventures of the imagination,” said Farrell. “Surya’s first line of rugs by me will be very different and bring out the child within the adult, that place we must go to be creative and individual.”