Mumbai-based architect Padmini Pandey has curated a special collection of carpets, which has been designed by nine designers (including herself) from nine countries. The One Love carpet collection manufactured by Hands carpets reflects the power of unity among humanity.
This collection offers 10 handmade carpets by design gurus; Pamela Caspani from Australia, Regina Davila from Guatemala, Padmini Pandey from India, Sheena Poerwantoro from Indonesia, Luisa Scanu from Italy, Karla Celorio from Mexico, Katia Santillan S. from Peru, Svetlana Selivanona from Russia and Tuna Meier from Turkey. They all are bringing their local cultures and artistic influences to reimagine common elements of the environment.
Apart from creating a united stand through design, a part of the proceeds from each sale will go to Project Mala, which is dedicated to educating children residing in and around the carpet-making centres in India. For every carpet that is sold, one underprivileged child’s primary education will be sponsored for a year.
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“We as architects and designers, have the power to shape and mould societies. We must exercise this power of design to contribute to society’s welfare. When creativity is used in the case of adversities, it empowers the concept of humanity, rising above all odds and one love is born” said Pandey.
“This tenacity to not just survive, but to evolve in the face of adversity is inherently human. One Love is a reflection of the resilient human spirit that is driven by pure artistic instinct,” says Ravi Patodia, Managing Director, Hands.
Here are the 10 carpets, the designers and their muses:
Heart of Queensland by Pamela Caspani, Australia
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Pamela Caspani has been a Senior Designer on projects like the Belgrade Waterfront and Sava Promenade at CallisonRTKL, London. Now, she works with the local government of Victoria, Australia, on various urban projects.
This piece has been hand-tufted in 100 per cent bamboo silk. It features intricate, geometric coral patterns underwater. The design is inspired by the many layers of Heart Reef’s beautiful landscape, which is a part of the Great Barrier Reef.
Gobekli Tepe Echoes by Tuna Meier, Turkey
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Tuna Meier, a packaging and event designer, is known for developing corporate identity and packaging designs for a dermo-cosmetic brand. Her carpet represents Gobeklitepe, a famous historic site housing world’s oldest temple (10,000 BC) and the origin of human civilisation when the sky and sea were unified. This work is hand-tufted in wool and bamboo silk.
Atilan Dawn by Regina Davila, Guatemala
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Regina Davila’s studio, Interni Arquitectos focuses on concept creation, architectural design, interior specifications and design, technical development and construction.
Her carpet carries forward the natural beauty found at Lake Atitlán—the mountains, the lake itself and the sky’s reflection in the lake. This work is hand-tufted in 100 per cent bamboo silk.
Tulum Wave by Karla Celorio, Mexico
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Karla Celorio is the Founder of Atmosphera Design Studio and HC28, an interior design firm and furniture showroom respectively. She works mostly on luxurious residences, corporate spaces and restaurants. Celerio’s carpet depicts Mexico’s natural paradise—beaches, underground sea caves, mountains and volcanoes.
Rainbow of Cusco by Katia Santillan S, Peru
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Katia Santillan S. is an architect and interior designer. She teaches interior design at Uiversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, along with a group of experimental and artistic creation courses.
The mountain ranges of Andes has been a primary inspiration for this intricate wool and bamboo silk work. This piece pays homage to the iconic Peruvian landmark, the Rainbow Mountain.
Tuscan Romance by Luis Scanu, Italy
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Since 2011, Luis Scanu has been working with Amarchitettura Studio. She focuses on private apartments, offices and commercial space projects in Milan. This work is a manifestation of geometric traditional Italian architecture and a beautiful sunset over vineyards made with wool and bamboo silk.
Archipelago by Sheena Poerwantoro, Indonesia
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Sheena Poerwantoro is known for her creative work with Serena Sparks Creative Studio.
In this work. she depicts an ironic diversity and union at the same time through the medium of a fingerprint.
Poerwantor has woven Indonesia’s diverse culture into the bamboo silk and wool carpet through the pattern of a vast archipelago and using the colours of the sea and the sky.
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River chants of Banaras by Padmini Pandey, India
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Padmini Pandey runs an award-winning studio specialising in master planning, architecture, interior and lighting design, in Mumbai with a design collaboration in Milan.
This carpet design captures the confluence of holy river Ganga and the divinity of the Hindu deity, Shiva. Banaras’s spirituality and positivity is reflected in this design, crafted in wool and bamboo silk.
Siberian Frost by Svetlana Selivanova, Russia
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Svetlana Selivanova is an interior designer who focuses on living spaces. One of her projects in Moscow was nominated for Best Russian Project 2019 award. She currently works with Sinta Architects. Being from a country with extremely cold weather, Selivanova’s carpet design depicts the dramatic clash of water’s warmth and frigid Russian air. This work is crafted in 100 per cent bamboo silk.
One Love World by Padmini, Katia, Sheena and Regina
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The tenth carpet is born out of a partnership between four designers. This carpet is a reflection of all the nine designers and their unique cultures. It is a union that connects and empowers the entire world. The round carpet is crafted out of botanical silk.

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