Adorn your walls with carpet
Hunting high and low for the right artwork to go on your wall with little success? It may be time to get your thinking out of the box and onto a luxuriously designed, print-on-demand carpet by Moooi. The design company recently launched its new arm that uses state-of-the-art print technology to create extreme definition prints onto high quality carpeting, broadloom or woven. Since the machine is massive, carpet size and shape is no object, enabling Moooi to print high definition graphics that are truly jaw-dropping. The company has collaborated with a range of talented designers including Maison Christian Lacroix, artists Broersen & Lukacs, and industrial designer Ross Lovegrove amongst several others. The results are bold, inspiring works of art that not only easy on the eye, but also offer an acoustic dappening in its immediate environment that an artwork behind a piece of glass or on a hard surface could not achieve. 'I think in many environments, whether it be a restaurant or at home, acoustic dappening is very important,' explains Lovegrove. The printer, which offers a range of 648 colours and a very accurate colour match, represents an exciting new frontier in design possibility. 'For designers and architects, [it] brings a new kind of freedom, really,' says Lovegrove in an interview with DeZeen recently. While Moooi Carpets themselves are not yet in South Africa, you will be able to order through three dealers in the country, namely, Crema Design in Woodstock, Edge Interiors in Hout Bay and Streamlight in Illovo. Watch the three-minute video by DeZeen below and feast your eyes on Moooi Carpets’ amazing prints from a variety of designers over here.