rugs made from bottles, sponges, candy and cups by we make carpets
 
rugs made from bottles, sponges, candy and cups by we make carpets rugs made from bottles, sponges, candy and cups by we make carpets
dec 16, 2012

rugs made from bottles, sponges, candy and cups by we make carpets

‘bottle carpet’, 2012, moroccoimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

dutch trio marcia nolte, stijn van der vleuten and bob waardenburg are the force behind we make carpets – an initiative exploring and pushing the boundaries of traditional floor coverings. through the language of craft and in combination with present-day techniques, the collective fabricate various interpretations of a centuries-old medium – using an array of materials to assemble patterns and motifs reflecting the 21st century. from a distance, the structure appears to be a decorative carpet, however, on closer inspection a carefully arranged assortment of everyday items reveal themselves as the building blocks of each piece – transforming the way to perceive objects through a contemporary ‘weaving’ of materials. the latest works use chocolate bars, sponges, disposable cups and even recycled bottles for an installation in morocco for the 2012 taragalte festival in m’hamid.

 

 

image courtesy we make carpets

 

 

detail of the recycled bottlesimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

image courtesy we make carpets

 

 

‘sponge carpet’photo © ruud balkimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

everyday objects are arranged in a visual display of patterningphoto © ruud balkimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

‘disposable carpet’photo © amy kouwenhovenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

plastic cups and cutlery make up the floor piecephoto © amy kouwenhovenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

photo © amy kouwenhovenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

‘candybar carpet’ photo © ine van den elsenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

the artwork was displayed in an abandoned factoryphoto © ine van den elsenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

 

photo © ine van den elsenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

photo © ine van den elsenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

photo © ine van den elsenimage courtesy we make carpets

 

 

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