Human beings have always striven to carve out living space from nature. Without nature we cannot prosper – we are at home and feel secure. It was in nature that the seeds of our domestication first took root and we began separating the internal from the external to create a shelter for ourselves.
The simplest way to mark this space is through the use of flooring. Even without walls and under open skies, a carpet defines and encompasses a three-dimensional space. Nomads temporarily mark their territory and settlers define it permanently, but both use floor coverings to designate their living space and keep the wilderness at bay.
Irrespective of trends in style, colour and form, the idea of “cocooning” has persisted and repeatedly surfaced in recent years. In an increasingly mobile, alienated and alienating society, we have begun to seek refuge in our ability to determine our own spaces.
Fine colour gradations give the tufted pile fabric an earthy look which is reinforced by the almost granular surface texture (Antron® carpet fibre).
The mixture of different materials (Antron® carpet fibre/viscose) in one staple fibre yarn, creates the woollen character of this tufted carpet. Fine colour inlays in yarn and the nubby structure give the impression of a woven product.
Tufted pile fabric with yarns of varying lustre and pile height, creating an irregular surface with a bark-like look and feel.
Yarns of varying lustre, thickness, look and feel lend a striking appearance to this tufted velour carpet. Its stripes evoke a patchwork of fields viewed from the air.
The varying dye affinities and degrees of lustre of this tufted, soft staple fibre velour create a mottled, fuzzy look which radiates warmth and cosiness.
This metallic-look BCF velour shot through with staple fibre yarns (Antron® carpet fibre) juxtaposes a glossy base fabric with long, matt threads for a wild yet homely look.
A hollow-fibre (Antron® Legacy™ carpet fibre) tufted carpet with an extremely rough, hard surface which gives this textile a very raw, felt-like character.
High-gloss, tufted shaggy carpet (Antron® carpet fibre). The long fibres and soft, warm feel evoke the cosiness of a freshly built nest.
The wool/acrylic/polyamide (Antron® Lumena™ carpet fibre) material blend gives this tufted shaggy carpet a high-quality, modern appearance which is underlined by the interplay of matt and gloss effects.
Tufted, highly textured carpet. Yarns of varying lustre and cross-section create delicate matt/gloss effects which enhance the otherwise plain appearance.