Jan Kath, born 1972 in Bochum Germany, is from the third generation of a family of carpet dealers. Together with his father he used to visit manufacturers in Iran and Nepal. These experiences trained his eye and awakened a fundamental understanding of color combinations and proportions. At the same time, Kath never wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents. Kath is an autodidact. In order to find his own way, he traveled through Asia when he was 20 years old. During this trip, he wound up, more or less accidentally, in Nepal were he started to work as a quality controller. His “connection with the world of carpets” was reestablished. Later, Kath took control of the manufacturing process and began to produce his own designs.