The Danish carpet producer Ege carpets has teamed up with Dutch interior designer Nicolette Brunklaus, who has designed a new collection truly reflecting her love of rich textile structures. A tiny sample of worn linen, loosely woven and faded began Nicolette Brunklaus’ creative process of mapping textures, colors and memories. The Canvas Collage collection was specially designed with Ege’s clients in mind. From hotels and offices to family homes, this collection adds warmth, depth of colour and texture to Ege’s collection of carpets.
Canvas Collage Inspiration
Canvas Collage is inspired by reflections on industry, just before the industrial revolution. Today, industry and efficiency have replaced this laborious craft yet Nicolette Brunklaus utilizes its nostalgia by digitizing it and collaging the linen texture in various modern ways. The woven structure is applied to all variations of the Canvas Collage collection, layered over dried dahlia flowers, in a patchwork of colors and combined with new forms.
A personal and storytelling collection
Nicolette Brunklaus explains: “My work is tied to memories that, once translated into designs, become universal. In this way, my work personally touches the people who interact and relate to them. Canvas Collage is a continuation of this approach, creating beautiful atmospheres that are emotionally relatable”.
5 unique designs
Canvas Collage represents a collection of 5 designs that can be integrated. Each of the designs stands alone beautifully and when combined they seamlessly interlace with each other to create an atmosphere of effortless comfort in a hotel, office or home.
The collection is timeless. Nicolette Brunklaus manipulates her own photographs to create unique designs and the images are chosen for their color palette and poetic meaning.
In this way, the designs remain unaffected by popular interest while staying at the forefront of thought-provoking contemporary design.
Unique and contemporary
The designs are unique and intimate with a strong graphic identity. Rewoven is a very collaged design inspired by tapestries by Corbusier in Chandigarh, India. Each mixture of layers in colours forms a new pattern. Octo mixes a geometrical pattern with the rough expression of linen and brings a completely new look with an ambiguous feeling. Tradition is built up as a geometric grid with a twist in the colour combination transforming it to either a modern or a classical look. Linen reflects the woven structures of worn fabrics from long ago. The floral print Faded Dahlia illustrates the beauty of dried flowers that are photographed, abstracted and collaged in a rich realistic way and combined with the structure of linen.
Canvas Collage comes in 7 different qualities and is available as broadloom, corridors, runners and rugs.
1 March 2016