Art I Love: We Make Carpets

We Make Carpets is a collective based out of Amsterdam that makes “temporary contemporary carpets” out of everyday objects such as Band-Aids, nails, candy bars and straws. The collective is comprised of Bob, Marcia and Stijn who first worked together in 2009.

The trio made their first carpet in 2009. They were collaborating in the ‘Instant Nature’ exhibition during that year’s Dutch Design Week. In the forest they collected pine cones and needles. These became Forest Carpet. The shape appealed to them and they developed their collaboration making six more carpets. ‘There never was a preconceived plan, like “from now on the three of us will make carpets”. It just happened. At the same time we had the feeling it might lead somewhere.’

-wemakecarpets.nl

You cannot sit on these carpets, or eat them, or play with them. But you can check out some of my favorite carpets below!

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Band-Aid Carpet

Fork Carpet

Fork Carpet

Fork Carpet

Fork Carpet

Fork Carpet

Fork Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Pasta Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Candy bar Carpet

Straw Carpet

Straw Carpet

Straw Carpet

Straw Carpet

Disposable Carpet

Disposable Carpet

Hardware Carpet

Hardware Carpet

Hardware Carpet

Hardware Carpet

Hardware Carpet

Hardware Carpet

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