Carpet Magic at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

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The collective We Make Carpets, based in the Netherlands, creates a massive and intricate floor display that looks like a patchwork of rugs from a distance. But up close they are made of something else entirely.

Ventura Lambrate is the largest off-site event happening during Milan Design Week, with hundreds of young designers, many of them fresh out of school, showing their novelties and experimentations. One of the most striking installations is by We Make Carpets, a group based in Eindhoven that creates temporary carpets out of the stuff that surrounds us, from macaroni and kitchen sponges to tiny cocktail umbrellas and disposable fast food forks. Not designed for walking on, these carpets show off the beauty found in everyday things.

 

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