Unspoken Words: 4 New Rug Designs By Brian O’Hara For Erik Lindström

Enhancing the foundation of their Artisan Collection, Erik Lindström has announced a new collaboration of four new patterns with Los Angeles art phenom Brian O’Hara. Rounding out the hand-knotted collection are Kalima, Ananda, Evol and Masar.


Brian O’Hara has always been drawn to words. A dyslexic that loves to write backwards, he creates intricate, layered patterns using one meaningful word (love, trust, etc.) or phrase, turning his talent into a means of communicating messages of positivity.


Brian has utilized his 20+ years of experience in fashion, interiors (Madeline Stuart) and brand direction to build a compelling portfolio of numerous large-scale projects in the form of murals, paintings, prints, packaging and private commissions.

For Lindström, he applied his method to the medium of hand-knotted rugs, using color, texture and pile variants to create bespoke patterns of organized chaos.


Says founder & creative director, Erik Lindström, “Brian’s ability to accurately blend chaos with composition allows for an easy translation from artwork to compelling rug patterns. His creations speak louder than just design, as deciphering each design makes for a captivating experience and a larger role than just a rug.”


Made in Nepal and available worldwide, each of Brian’s rugs are sold in-stock in 8×10, 9×12 and 10×14 sizes in the attached colorways. Like all of Erik Lindström’s rugs, each are also available in custom sizes, materials and colors.

For more from Erik Lindström, be sure to take a look inside his California home here.

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