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Mirko Borsche: Patterns and colors in the third dimension
10 de enero de 2013
All sketches of Mirko Borsche’s “Flooring Deluxe” project with Belgian manufacturer Balta © Bureau Mirko Borsche

What led you to a closer consideration of the subject area “flooring”? Which aspects have you focused on in particular and what is the concept you came up with?

Mirko Borsche: We found the idea of taking something run-of-the-mill and transforming it from a carpet into a spatial object with just a few tweaks and adaptations a very interesting prospect. We cropped individual printed carpets to create a variety of shapes. Then arranging individual layers allowed us to explore all possible color combinations within the range of carpets. Such a three-dimensional object enhances the experience of a color or pattern combination in the same way trompe-l’œil or Op Art does.

What was the greatest challenge you faced when implementing your project

Borsche: As a graphic designer, working in the three-dimensional realm is always a challenge. Here, as with other projects, the most important task is to carve out the essence of the product and idea.

Do you have a favorite type of flooring – both personally and from a designer’s perspective?

Borsche: The turf in Munich’s “Allianz Arena”.

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Munich-based designer Mirko Borsche, photo © Daniel Mayer
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Mirko Borsche: Patterns and colors in the third dimension
10 de enero de 2013
“…My favorite type of flooring? The turf in Munich’s ‘Allianz Arena‘…“
What led you to a closer consideration of the subject area “flooring”? Which aspects have you focused on in particular and what is the concept you came up with?

Mirko Borsche: We found the idea of taking something run-of-the-mill and transforming it from a carpet into a spatial object with just a few tweaks and adaptations a very interesting prospect. We cropped individual printed carpets to create a variety of shapes. Then arranging individual layers allowed us to explore all possible color combinations within the range of carpets. Such a three-dimensional object enhances the experience of a color or pattern combination in the same way trompe-l’œil or Op Art does.

What was the greatest challenge you faced when implementing your project

Borsche: As a graphic designer, working in the three-dimensional realm is always a challenge. Here, as with other projects, the most important task is to carve out the essence of the product and idea.

Do you have a favorite type of flooring – both personally and from a designer’s perspective?

Borsche: The turf in Munich’s “Allianz Arena”.

www.domotex.de