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Elaborate Carpets Made of Unconventional Materials

Pasta Carpet 2

Artists Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg, known as the collective WE MAKE CARPETS, design interesting floor displays that make convincing throw rugs from afar. Upon closer inspection, we can see that their creations are, in fact, an intricately patterned assembly of various unconventional materials–from disposable plastic utensils and cups of coffee to colorful sponges and a variety of chocolates.

The Netherlands-based trio's “carpets” exhibit a mosaic-like collection of contemporary art alluding to the luxurious possessions of the wealthy. The dichotomy of opulence and ordinary materials presents an interesting criticism about consumerism while remaining lighthearted. If nothing else, they are an assortment of beautifully crafted installations with a keen, artistic eye for design.


Pasta Carpet 2 detail


Pasta Carpet


Pasta Carpet detail


Candy Bar Carpet


Candy Bar Carpet detail


Coffee Carpet


Coffee Carpet detail


Army Carpet


Army Carpet detail

Bottle Carpet


Bottle Carpet detail


Sponge Carpet


Sponge Carpet detail


Disposable Carpet


Disposable Carpet detail

WE MAKE CARPETS website
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Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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