Cintas Carpet by Patricia Urquiola
by sabine7 / March 24, 2010


The 2010 Cintas carpet for Chevalier Edition is based on the micrasterias algae, a unicellular organism that inspired Patricia Urquiola to work with a form that breaks away from the traditional rectangular shape used for rugs.



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Urquiola considers Cintas an island to stretch out upon, rather than a work of art. For Urquiola, rugs are to be considered part of everyday living without any formal notes.


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Maison Martin Margiela echoes this sentiment by underlining that the rug is akin to an accessory. Placing a carpet in a room is like putting the final touches on an outfit. The Empreintes carpet is inspired by the signature MMM footprint that is based on the fashion house's Tabi split-toed footwear (inspired in turn by the jikatabi socks worn with kimonos).


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Miroir is the first carpet by Stephan Lanez who set about the conception of his design by putting the focus on objects, architecture, space, graphics and living space: in short, all the things that motivate him in all his work.


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Laurent Godart is the designer behind 4 Saisons, inspired by the ever-changing ground outdoors throughout the four seasons. This vibrant rug with its irregular edges is meant to bring a bit of the outside indoors.


+ chevalier-edition.com


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