At InterfaceFLORâ€™s Aware House, designers were given 18 â€“ 30 sqm of space and a tool box of yarn, fluff, unbacked carpet & cloth backing.
January 29th, 2010
InterfaceFLOR’s new facility “Aware House” in the United States, is an impressive space, housing a number of installations where carpet comes to life, designed to promote the creative use of carpet.
For Aware House’s first public showing, top US design firms were given 18 – 30 square metres of space and a tool box of yarn, carpet fluff, unbacked carpet, cloth backing and carpet tiles. They were invited to take up the challenge to create an installation made of carpet and carpet derived materials, and were given no restrictions. In conjunction with Interior Design, the first Idea Lab project was born.
Above: Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design. Materials – Nylon yarn, spools, wooden spinning wheels, crocheted bags, acrylic panels and fishbowls.
Design concept: Duo toned image of a naked woman (on LHS) playing a cat’s cradle. The lights are the end of the story.
Above: 2Michaels. Materials – Carpet tiles, unbacked carpet, nylon yarn, spools, vintage furniture.
Design concept: A sitting room with cloth covered vintage Bauhaus furniture and organic wood tones throughout.
Above: D.B.Kim. Materials – Carpet tile, unbacked carpet, spools.
Design concept: Carpet as the industrial material for all surfaces – the ceiling, the floor, the bed and bedhead and feature walls.
Above: Slade Architecture. Materials – Carpet tiles, mirror, plywood.
Design concept: A kaleidoscope of flowers made from carpet tiles, plywood and cleverly positioned mirrors. In Spanish, the translation for “flor” is flower.
Above: Bluarch Architecture. Materials – Carpet tile, nylon yarn.
Design concept: A previously inhabited landscape now abandoned.
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