In tackling the 2019’s Melbourne Design Week theme of Design Experiments, TSAR Carpets teamed up with Byzantine Design and LUKE Furniture to create a series of unique installations including a new carpet design collection, X-Materiality, now available for design lovers around the country.
These new ranges challenge the conventional perceptions of what carpets can be, blending and extending our experience of interior materials. Through thoughtful collaboration and experimentation, these new carpets see the three design brands utilising their differing expertise with materials to create a truly unique and one off collection.
The carpets see a wide range of textures, layers and colours used to tell a story themed around our shared fascination deep sea corals, creatures and mysteries. The blending of materials transitions smoothly with the eye, creating organic and curious experiences to engage, delight and push design boundaries.
The X-Materiality carpets themselves have been designed using a variety of construction techniques that TSAR Carpets have perfected over their three decades of expertise. Bevelling, carving, sculpting, thick loop piles and tufting with different pile heights help to create a blend of textures that translates into details in sand, the ocean floor and coral surfaces.
Of the two designs, one channels a feeling of the place where the shore meets the sea, with unique details that in spite of their varied and experimental nature, result in a calming interior scene. The other sees the lively beauty of deep sea corals and creatures being captured in a textured, layered manner, to create a playful scene filled with amusing details that remind us of sea life.
Experimentation and a curious mindset are fundamental in the development of design. The new TSAR Carpets collections engage the eye in surprising, inspiring ways. The result of playful collaboration and experimentation between three leading interior suppliers passionate about what design can be.
Photography by Lillie Thompson