Design for Urban Living

Bloom


Posted on May 12th, by David Bjorngaard in Elements, The Moment. No Comments

This carpet collection by American designer and florist  Jeff Latham for  Tai Ping Carpets strikes notes that resonate with me: artistic, bold and modern. I want to reach out to touch and feel these textural carpets…they are very tactile. And the colors and designs are so sumptuous that they stand alone as art.

Nexus from Taiping's Bloom collection. #bjornstudioNexus from Taipings Bloom collection. #bjornstudio Inspired by his medium, flowers, the carpets are a contemporary riot of color and pattern, rendered with a water colorists brush. The shading and the patterns are beautiful, with color seeping through and staining a graphic grid. It’s sort of like a slightly faded flower, where decay or “wilding” are allowed to seep in and humanize the grid. To me, this resonates with how I want to live today: guided by modernist principles, but allowing nature, chance and artistry to soften the edges. Even if we are not buying a rug for a living room or bedroom, we can be inspired by this new found freedom in design.

Coalescent from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Coalescent from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio

Synchronism from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Coalescent from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Coalescent from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio

Amalgam from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Amalgam from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Amalgam from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Tridescent from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio Tropical Flower from Taiping's Bloom collection #bjornstudio

David Bjørngaard, May 2016

{Images from Taiping Edward Fields.}





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