5.5 designers: karpett for tarkett
5.5 designers: karpett for tarkett 5.5 designers: karpett for tarkett
nov 04, 2011

5.5 designers: karpett for tarkett


paris-based  research and design consultancy firm 5.5 designers have produced ‘karpett’, a ground covering in response to flooring company tarkett and project design agency’s prompt, ‘the ground upside down’. the concept adheres to 5.5 designers’ creative aesthetic of humor, economy and simplicity. when contained, the multipurpose roll-up ground covering is a bench with back rest detail. the work becomes a comfortable ground covering in its extended form to be used  in any way the owner sees fit.

‘karpett’ seen as a plush area for playall images © c. clier / courtesy of the designers

the piece provides added comfort for resting on solid ground

the piece in an unrolled, plain view

‘karpett’ piece in its contained form

side view of the work

‘karpet’ as seen in bench form

conceptual image

  • Clever design, I like it !

    Bull says:
  • nice idea, but as with a lot of design ‘function follows form’, looks uncomfortable on every level.

    SJS says:

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