New carpet designs inspired by architecture

Zaha Hadid Design has created new carpet patterns inspired by buildings designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.

These include the futuristic-looking building of the MAXXI National Museum, which won the RIBA Stirling Prize, and the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre in China.

The themes of Hadid's architecture are striated lines, pixelated landscapes, ribbon-shaped projections and organic shapes. These principles have been incorporated into the carpet designs. The carpets have been manufactured by Royal Thai, hand tufted on Axminster looms.

Zaha Habid Studio said:

“Patterns within each grouping capture Hadid's signature use of interweaving, layering and play with light and shadow. The designs introduce custom new colours for Royal Thai commercial carpets, with hues of turquoise, red and green in their colour palettes."

There are 22 carpets in the range, which were exhibited at The Zaha Hadid London Gallery during the London Design Festival earlier this month.

This is not the only carpet and rug design to have been showcased at the festival. Others included carpets by fashion designer Jonathan Saunders and 3D Printed rugs by Netherlands designers. These and the Zaha Hadid carpets are exclusive designs.

High profile exhibitions that feature experimental new carpet designs are noticed by carpet manufacturers looking for design trends. In the future, Zaha Hadid carpets by Royal Thai still may not become widely available, but other carpet patterns influenced by them may appear around the country and find their way to a flooring company in the Chester and Wrexham area.