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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets
Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 12, 2012 @ 9:30 am In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | No Comments
With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS  have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a carpet made of rows and rows of colorful sponges at the Dutch Design Week 2012, while Disposable carpet is made with a dizzying array of recycled plastic disposable items  that from afar resemble lace or embroidery. That it’s difficult to distinguish the material from a distance is partially what makes this project so exciting.
Having treated “trash” with so much disdain over the last couple of decades, chucking away items that have outlived their usefulness, we have largely forgotten that even sponges and bottles are made with precious resources  that are in scant supply. WE MAKE CARPETS  allow us to see these items as integral components of a more beautiful whole, thereby shifting the paradigm. And then there is the Candybar carpet. We wonder how long that one lasted?
Via Yatzer 
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URLs in this post:
 WE MAKE CARPETS: http://www.wemakecarpets.nl
 arranging seemingly mundane items: http://inhabitat.com/traditional-weaving-is-reinvented-with-amazing-installations-by-we-make-carpets/
 recycled plastic disposable items: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-plastic/
 precious resources: http://inhabitat.com/sweden-plans-to-import-800000-tons-of-garbage-each-year/
 Yatzer: http://yatzer.com/We-Make-Carpets-new
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