Jan 21, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
Swiss manufacturer Christian Fischbacher has introduced a collection of beautiful new carpet designs to celebrate the 195th anniversary of the family brand.
Based in the town of St. Gallen, a historic centre for textile manufacturing since the 13th century, the company remains owned and managed by the founding family. Christian Fischbacher is a name internationally known for high end bedding, bath and carpet textiles, all characterised by great attention to material quality and details, blending tradition and creative innovation into their designs.
This year a new quality has been introduced to the carpet collection under the name of MIX, which combines high quality Merino wool and linen in different threads and heights for tactile and luxurious products. All carpets are certified to be free from child labour and guarantee the highest level of social responsibility and environmental standards.
Two designs have been developed first with the new MIX blend, called Vis a Vis and Botanica. Both play with the high-contrast look and feel of silkiness and matte coarseness that comes from the wool and linen mix. Vis a Vis is available in two gradated colourways, made of 19 shades of colour through a labour-intensive process. Botanica presents a relief floral pattern that is tufted with longer linen yarns on top of the wool ground. The colour combinations can be customised on request for a more subdued or instead strikingly contrasted look.
A new design named Adorno has been also introduced. Crafted from 100% Merino wool, it presents a graphic take on traditional carpeting with geometric edges that are cut out during tufting.
Homebuildlife subscribers can also find further inspiration for rugs and carpets in our newly released S/S 16 design direction, Soft Furnishings.
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