Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets

Have you seen the unusual temporary carpets we’ve featured before that the team of We Make Carpets create? They are modern day versions of traditional woven carpets of centuries past made out of everyday items like pasta, cotton balls, plastic forks, candy bars, and now sponges and old plastic bottles. The three-dimensional patterns look labor-intensive, much like the carpets they are meant to reflect.

Bottle Carpet, featuring various types of empty plastic bottles, was commissioned by Taragalte and displayed at the Taragalte Festival 2012 in M’hamid, Morocco.

Sponge Carpet, made of colorful dish sponges, exhibited during Eindhoven’s Dutch Design Week 2012 as part of the Eat Drink Design show.

Photos by Ruud Balk and We Make Carpets.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.