April 14, 2015

Photo-realistic rugs by Moooi Carpets

Filed under: Design by Orangemaster @ 11:19 am


Breda-based Dutch design studio Moooi is launching a new company called Moooi Carpets with an inaugural collection of photo-realistic designs by Studio Job, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu (as shown above) and many more.

Moooi Carpets explains that it uses advanced technology to print designs directly onto carpet at a higher definition than ever before. Its printing plant will be able to print everything from rugs to full-width fitted carpet as well as one-off designs. “It’s the reinvention of the carpet,” says Moooi CEO Casper Vissers.

“The carpets are produced using a giant machine that measures 100 metres long. Its size allows it to print designs up to four metres wide in unlimited colours, without having to change the dye injectors in its Chromojet printer.”

(Link and photo: www.dezeen.com)

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April 5, 2014

Foam carpet by Nightshop

Filed under: Design by Branko Collin @ 9:38 pm


This carpet by Rotterdam-based designers Nightshop is made to look like a classic oriental carpet—from a distance—but when you look closer you’ll see it is actually made of foam.

foam-carpet-nightshop-2Mocoloco says the carpet (called Showdown) will be on display next week at Ventura Lambrate during the Milan Design Week.

Nightshop is the design studio of Ward van Gemert and Adriaan van der Ploeg. They are keen on “investigating the boundaries between good and bad taste”. I don’t know if this carpet will be for sale and for what price—why not find out for yourself by contacting the makers at intothenightshop.nl.

(Illustrations: Nightshop)

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December 16, 2012

Temporary carpet made of bottles

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 12:19 pm

We Make Carpets is an art project in which the artists use everyday objects to create temporary carpets. The carpet shown above was made of bottles and was displayed at the Taragalte Festival 2012 in M’hamid, Morocco.

The collective We Make Carpets consists of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg. Their base materials are “products that normally have no value once they have been used, such as plastic forks, plasters, paving tiles, pasta, cotton balls and pegs”.

(Photo: We Make Carpets)

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