Rugs are inherently flat, and the goal was to challenge this simple fact.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Three-dimensionality and the illusion of depth were achieved with just three colours. It was a conscious effort to limit the number of colours for adaptability and flexibility. The variety of tones and depth of the rug is dependent on the width and density of the stripes, rather than a large palette of colours that may jar with a particular space.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
From above or far away, the rug resembles a folded sheet. However, while sitting or lying on it, the illusion of the folds may not be perceptible. This lead to the use of simple repetitive lines that can be enjoyed as an abstract pattern up close, allowing for a varied experience from different distances.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design process started in May 2013 and the produced rug was displayed in a showroom in August 2013.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Designed to have colours easily customisable to suit different settings or rooms. It is manufactured by ege Carpets.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
3mx3.2m. Size customisable as long as the proportions remain the same.
Folded, Tones, Rug, 3D, Customisable
Research was done on optical illusions and anamorphosis, in order to achieve the illusion of three-dimensionality with simple graphics.
Colour gradient was avoided for ease of production, hence the design relies on solid blocks of colour to provide sufficient depth cues.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Enoch Liew, 2013.