Produced by Niki Dankner
Photography by Manuel Rodriguez
Prop Style by Michelle Wong
Text by Julia Millay Walsh
"It was a sailing trip to Nantucket that inspired Sophie Aschauer to make her first handwoven mat out of recycled marine rope. Soon enough, in 2011 her brand, SerpentSea, set sail. 'In the beginning I only made the mats for myself and didn’t think it would turn into a business,' she tells us. 'I used to work in an art gallery, and a co-worker told me she was looking for a doormat.' Sophie brought in all her mats the following morning and within five minutes had sold them all to various colleagues. 'That’s when it dawned on me that I could turn it into a business.'
We visited the Australia native and new mom, who resides in New York with her husband, Paul Sevigny, at her studio on the Lower East Side for a peek into her process and a tour of her favorite local spots."
Read the full story here: https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/serpentsea-rope-mats/