Since 1938, ege has been one of Europe’s leading companies in the design, development and manufacture of unique, high-quality carpets with focus on sustainability.
ege has announced the launch of Industrial Landscape by renowned British designer Tom Dixon, who makes his debut as a designer of such an extensive carpet collection.
At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016, ege presented Industrial Landscape for the very first time. An eye-catching double sized stand, also designed by Tom Dixon, exhibited seven expressive installations, each of them telling the story of an impressive carpet design.
London is the departure point for the collection and for Tom Dixon, a world of inspiration and one of the most characterful cities in the world.
The collection interprets the gritty backdrops of railways, tunnels, factories, workshops and warehouses using materials so prevalent that they make a huge impact.
Cracked paving stones and brick blocks make up the crumbling industrial landscape while the massive tidal River Thames splits the city in two, and new reflective glass towers begin to dominate the skyline.
Tom Dixon explains: “We have created a deconstructed brick pattern, a pattern inspired by the railway lines of London and one that refers to the Thames and the grey muddy water of the river.
“We also have a pattern that has more to do with down market aesthetics in the form of crazy paving so, the collection is a series of patterns and textures that come naturally from the building process or the erosion process.”
The collection features seven designs available as carpet tiles and broadloom, creating different expressions within each design theme.
Tiles and broadloom can be mixed or combined with other ege collections to get a truly unique flooring solution for one room or projects with several spaces.
Industrial Landscape is Tom Dixon’s first carpet collection comprising tiles and broadloom and on this, he elaborates: “I am obviously very interested in the materiality, and the carpet in itself is an extraordinary thing when you see the tufting process and the selection of the yarn. But, I am interested beyond the material and the kind of impact it has on the architectural perspectives.
“Colour is a very powerful thing as is pattern, particularly when you use it in large expanses as you do with a contract carpet.”
All carpet tiles have the patented Ecotrust felt backing. An innovative production technique turns used water bottles into a soft, yet strong and highly durable PET felt that also holds great acoustic performance.
The backings are Cradle to Cradle certified, signifying that it is one of the most environmentally friendly tile backings on the market. Combined with the Highline 1100 face quality that is made of regenerable ECONYL yarns produced from used fishing nets, the product is 100% green.