May 17, 2018 | By Taryn Tavella
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Inspired by the peaceful views of the Earth from an airplane window, Bejing-based Austrian architect and artist Florian Pucher translates the colourful landscapes of many different countries into soft and tactile geometric rug designs.
His Landcarpet series started back in 2007 in collaboration with his partner and graphic designer Sophia Liu Bo, and brought them the Elle Decoration International Design Award in 2009 for best floor covering.
The designs all take cue from farmland satellite and mapping images, that Pucher then redraws and stylises by colour and tuft size, giving way to interesting relief patterns across the surface. In this, his formation as an architect comes in useful, being used to analysing site surveys, city plans and aerial photographs.
The collection consists of limited editions of 88 pieces per model, all signed and hand-tufted out of high-quality New Zealand Wool – a process that may take up t o five weeks. The countries represented are Europe, Africa, the Netherlands and the USA as well as some more elaborate unique pieces such as the Bahamas and the Hong Kong carpets, sold at auction. An Asian-themed new collection is in the works.
Images by Florian Pucher.
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