Vienna Design Week 2008: Carpetplots
Reinterpreting the carpet as canvas, Carpetplots is a series of six limited editions each by a different Austrian designer. The project is the work of Vienna-based design duo Danklhampel, who curated the group of designers, and the furniture retailer Prodomo, which hosted the show at their gallery space, Prodomo Windows.
What's unique about these carpets (compared to other similar collaborations) is a process, that's much like inkjet printing in that it forces the ink "through fine jets under high pressure, whereby the inks penetrate deep into the fibres." The technique (ege carpets is responsible) is what makes for such highly-detailed images, like the gorgeous mediocrity of my favorite from the exhibit, Destilat's "Dry Lake" (pictured below, detail at right).