Fort Street Studio Launches Wong Chuk Hang Showroom
The luxury rug company, known for their painterly creations, reveals a lavish return to their roots
Husband-and-wife duo Janis Provisor and Brad Davis are the brains behind luxury carpet atelier Fort Street Studio (FSS) – a project that has its roots in Asia.
Provisor and Davis began working as artists in China, making woodblock prints in Hangzhou; they left, but the mainland was always at the back of their minds. In 1993, the opportunity to return arose to return to Hangzhou, where they would paint for several years. Silk carpet-making came to Davis on a whim, resulting eventually in the establishment of FSS in 1996 in Hong Kong, where they stayed for eight and a half years before returning to New York, where they opened a showroom. They would later also open in Los Angeles.
On May 7, the pair opened an impressive 5,000 square foot showroom in One Island South in the Wong Chuk Hang district; it’s an opening that has the feeling of a homecoming, considering the company settled in the city nearly 20 years ago.
FSS is known for their rather unconventional but no less beautiful wild-silk carpets that eschew traditional designs, preferring a more watercolour-like and painterly look. As a result, their luxurious rugs are more fabric artworks than carpeting, with exquisite colour gradations and beautiful, organic shapes and shades.
The new studio is open weekdays from 10am to 6pm.
Fort Street Studio, Suite 901-906, 9/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 2889-5150