tom dixon carpet series for ege reflects london's industrial landscapes
tom dixon carpet series for ege reflects london’s industrial landscapes
blur: the distorted city reflections in transient bits of water
all images courtesy of ege carpets
london is the departure point for tom dixon‘s ege carpet collection. perhaps not the prettiest, nor the most glamorous, but certainly one of the most characterful cities in the world. the ‘industrial landscape’ collection interprets the gritty backdrops of railways, tunnels, factories, workshops and warehouses. materials so prevalent that they make a huge impact. cracked paving stones and brick blocks make up the crumbling industrial landscape while the massive tidal river thames splits the city in two, and new reflective glass towers begin to dominate the skyline.
‘we have created a deconstructed brick pattern, a pattern inspired by the railway lines of london and one that refers to the thames and the grey muddy water of the river,’ explains designer tom dixon. ‘we also have a pattern that has more to do with down market aesthetics in the form of crazy paving. so, the collection is a series of patterns and textures that come naturally from the building process or the erosion process.’
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the collection features seven designs available as carpet tiles and broadloom creating different expressions within each design theme. they can be mixed or combined with other ege collections to get a truly unique flooring solution for one room or projects with several spaces.
‘industrial landscape’ is tom dixon’s first carpet collection comprising tiles and broadloom and on this, he elaborates: ‘I am obviously very interested in the materiality, and the carpet in itself is an extraordinary thing when you see the tufting process and the selection of the yarn. but, I am interested beyond the material and the kind of impact it has on the architectural perspectives. colour is a very powerful thing as is pattern, particularly when you use it in large expanses as you do with a contract carpet.’
tide: the motion, sediment and flow of the tidal river thames
crack: the beauty of deterioration and imperfections of everyday surfaces
wash: the constant evolution and regeneration of people, places and ideas
track: the marks of travel with crossing tracks, networks and connections
brick: the london brick is the symbol and defining material of the cityscape.
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