Human beings, considered as subjects, interact with objects in their surroundings. They perceive such interaction as particularly intuitive and satisfying when it involves some sort of exchange with the object – and when this blurs the boundaries between subject and object.
The view is becoming increasingly prevalent that people engage in socio-cultural and socio-technical exchanges with the world of objects. In other words, when human beings deal with things, both sides influence and adopt certain characteristics from each other.
User and object form a collaborative unit. The same is true of the surface we walk on each day. Information flows in both directions, and use of the object transforms user and object permanently. This change is visible and tangible and forms the nature of the encounter.
The tufted velour carpet (Antron® carpet fibre) is finished with screen-printed fluorescent colours. The base colour of this carpet also reflects the fluorescent colour scheme. The carpet only shows its true colours in the dark, where the real interaction begins.
This tufted carpet (Antron® carpet fibre) is screen-printed using thermosensitive colours. Put your hand on the carpet, and the black grid disappears to reveal the underlying colour. The carpet reacts to movement and only slowly fades back to its original state.
This special rug uses pure fibres (Antron® carpet fibre) in the form of yarn skeins. The skeins are worked into laces, which are then laid on top of each other in layers and sewn together. This conjures up associations with long-haired wigs that just beg to be touched.
This staggered tufted Saxony (Antron® carpet fibre) is created by allowing some needles to idle. This creates a kind of chessboard pattern and results in small gaps in the surface, each of which is then filled with an LED. The base colour of the carpet is inspired by the typical colour of luminous LEDs. Movement in front of the carpet causes it to respond by lighting up.
The interaction of the special yarn construction (Antron® carpet fibre) and the tuft construction gives this carpet its unique appeal. You can write on the carpet with your finger, just like you can on a blackboard. The visual interplay between light and dark, matt and gloss, reinforce this effect.
This tufted loop-pile carpet combines matt, calibrated yarn (Antron® carpet fibre) with flashlight bands. Light falling onto the silver stripes running throughout the carpet makes them shine brightly. The carpet is ideal as a guide or orientation aid for semi-dark situations.
The grey, deeper-pile tufted carpet (Antron® carpet fibre) is laminated over a flat surface with three-dimensional ovals arranged on top. Touch one oval, and you will feel a very strong resistance; touch another, and you will be greeted by a soft, yielding surface. The typical fabric feel and the different qualities of the ovals make this carpet a fascinating tactile experience.