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We Make Carpets’ Intricate Designs Are A Colorful Criticism to Consumerism

The carpets could be considered a form of contemporary archaeology, with their unusual designs representing traditional carpets, but utilizing 21st century materials.

By Ana Lisa - Source: http://inhabitat.com
Photo © We Make Carpets

Photo © We Make Carpets

Mixing the ancient skills of weaving with a critical view of contemporary consumer society, Dutch studio We Make Carpets create striking, temporary, carpet-like artworks. Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg use standard, everyday materials including anything from pasta to clothes pegs, candy bars, and even plain A4 sheets of paper. While the designs are by no means intended to wind up underfoot, the trio admit that audiences find it hard to resist touching their creations, with one enthusiastic visitor even taking a nibble out of their Candybar Carpet! We Make Carpets are currently showing at Dutch Design Week.

Photo © We Make Carpets

Photo © We Make Carpets

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