In Brief

Using nontraditional materials, We Make Carpets makes visually stimulating carpets out of things such as folded paper boats

Carpentry collective We Make Carpets create carpets and tapestries out of nontraditional materials. Materials they have used in the past include paper clips, pasta and clothing pegs. Although often not for actual use, they mimic the design aesthetic appropriating the geometric shapes and symmetry people might typically associate with carpets.

One of their most recent works, Paperboat Carpet is comprised of a series of individually folded boats locked together into a larger baroque design. The crevices and pointy ends of the paper boats give the ‘carpet’ a thorny, crystalline quality while still retaining a pulse of movement through its systematic geometry.

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