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The choice of powerful fluorescent colors such as neon green, orange, bright purple, and electric pink means that motifs borrowed from Italian wall coverings and Spanish carpets that usually have a simple, noble effect are given a completely different mode of expression. The two designs, which are not at all alike, are not intended to compete with each other. Instead, they blend together to create a new, unexpected sense of vitality. The carpets are both fascinating and bewildering to behold. People who see them will ask whether the decoration was added after the carpet was made, or whether some of these features were removed later in the process. "The best way to solve this puzzle is to use your hands," explains Kath. "Anyone who runs their palm over the combination of material – wool, silk, and stinging-nettle fiber – will easily notice that the erosion is nothing more than an optical illusion. Both the pattern and the background are designed with precision before each individual knot is tied by hand to make the carpet a reality." Jan Kath has also resurrected tassels in this collection. Long and brightly colored, they give these carpets an additional, slightly "hippie-esque" touch. Kath's building-block concept also holds true for Radi Deluxe – customers are free to choose not only the design combination, but also the colors, materials, knot density and size.
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Flooring as an artwork and design object
The times when flooring led an existence as the Cinderella of the interior design world are over. The whole industry has discovered its creative side and carpeting has received something of an image makeover over the past few years. But wooden and laminate flooring aren’t far behind. This year, Domotex in Hanover even put on a special show on its leading theme “Flooring Deluxe”, curated by designer Stefan Diez.
The Barcelona Pastiche
The imm Cologne is swiftly getting back on an even keel. And how are designers and manufacturers making use of the opportunity? A tour of the trade fair shows that they often resorted to the tried-and-true, reanimating and dressing it up for contemporary use. Even Konstantin Grcic opted for a tongue-in-cheek approach to a design classic.› To the article
A world of imagery at your feet
Something is going on in flooring, be it parquet or carpets. But in the traditional craft of carpet weaving little has changed in the techniques that have been in use for centuries now. Yet today colors, materials and patterns are also determined by designers – the reason that this year's Domotex in Hanover sought to unite artisanship and technology.› To the article