Textile Design: Rugs
As a graphic design intern at Marcel Wanders, I had the opportunity to work with some really talented people. One of them was surface pattern designer Matt Manson. I worked on a lot of rug and textile projects with Matt and learned a lot about it from him. So, when I got back to the states, I really started looking through different textile and rug designers to see what was out there.
This is one style that I’m really fond of, Moroccan Boucherouite rugs that are hand-made with recycled fabrics like clothing, bed sheets, blankets, and whatever was available. I think what I like about these is the strong geometric patterns that are soften by the color variation created from using found materials. It also starts to create random patterns within the geometric shapes that are really interesting and a cool turn on the typical flat geometric shapes.