Table of contents:
- Monochrome rugs
- Carpets with a floral pattern
- Play of colors with wicker carpet
- Rhombus meets carpet runners
- Aqua-style carpet
- Carpet: stripes, on stripes…
- Trend colors for the carpet
- Batik pattern for the summer house
- Trend researcher Peter Wippermann on the new carpet trend
- Book tips for carpet fans
- Shop wonderful carpets here:
Video: Interior revival: the new carpet pleasure
Carpets are back. Trend researcher Peter Wippermann from Trendbüro Hamburg analyzes the new desire for carpets. We will show you the most beautiful pieces for your floor.
After furnishing our apartments and houses until recently, in a cool and reserved manner, and with wooden or industrial floors, we finally want to feel softness under our feet again. Carpets (preferably in the form of the good old runner) are currently making a comeback again. There are reasons. Cool, Nordic designer furniture, which also inspires us as Central Europeans, need a contrast program: colorful wallpapers and soft carpets, also in the form of tapestries or wall hangings. They should be equally beautiful for the eyes and feet, regardless of whether they cover parquet, tiles or minimalist concrete. The sales forecast for the retail trade is rising, and trend researcher Peter Wippermann from the Trendbüro Hamburg predicts: carpets that for a time have been as narrow-minded as filter coffee are cool again today.
The Persian carpet is back
The Hamburg Hossein Rezvani is one of the young savages who has fascinating works in many patterns and designs made in his home country of Persia and serves the high-end market. Hossein Rezvani gives his home country a new shine. With his carpets, he attaches importance to traditional patterns, which he interprets in a modern way, and handcraft in the 1 million knot quality, which is considered to be particularly high quality. This has its price: A square meter of carpet by Rezvani costs from 1500 euros.
This stylish Persian rug by Hossein Rezvani blends wonderfully into the timelessly modern living room. Currently in trend: carpets with apparently unfinished patterns.
Photo: Marcus Witte & Hossein Rezvani
From the collection “Circle No. 01 “this wonderful example comes from rug star founder Jürgen Dahlmanns made of wool and silk. With 2.5 by 3 meters, the black and white composing, handcrafted according to old carpet knotting art, fills every room - and still leaves us enough play when choosing wall colors, pictures, furniture and accessories. Here, the herringbone parquet gets a lively refreshment, without losing the grandeur of the old building. The photo was taken as part of the "Intimacy Berlin" project, in which RUG STAR photographed the carpets knotted with ancient handicrafts in India and Nepal in real rooms of friends and acquaintances. The model is available for 1, 350 euros per square meter.
This RUG STAR carpet is made of wool and silk - staged in an old apartment in Berlin.
Photo: RUG STAR / Michael Tewes
Carpets with a floral pattern
Opulent flower patterns are indispensable in fashion - and can now also be found in the interior area. In this example, large red flowers and filigree leaves in green and turquoise tones decorate the room. In order for such a soil bloomer to appear, the rest of the living space should be furnished and decorated reluctantly. Kibek appropriately gave the carpet the name "La Fleur". It is available in three different sizes and costs from 29 euros.
This flower carpet fills every living room and creates a pleasantly warm atmosphere.
Play of colors with wicker carpet
This tri-color wiper is a DIY piece and hand-woven from old bedding or T-shirts. Backed with 3 millimeter thick wool felt or other strong material, this unique piece gets the necessary backing. The idea comes from the book “30 carpets. Unique pieces from a variety of carpets”. The photo shows how wonderfully simple a house entrance can be without being impolite.
This woven carpet has taken over the function of the wiper almost unnoticed in the entrance to the house.
Photo: LV.Buch / Landwirtschaftsverlag
Rhombus meets carpet runners
A small runner can complete an ambience. Interesting here are the color combinations that accompany and highlight the carpet: Even made from burlap of different thicknesses (idea also from “30 carpets”), black and brown meet a hearty sunny yellow. The baskets in all sizes and colors, cleverly placed, prove that there is no need to create a colorful impression. What is important for such small specimens (but also for larger ones) is the appropriate anti-slip protection for sure-footedness. Otherwise you sail with the carpet backwards on the floor like on skates. If not supplied by the manufacturer, order a suitable size online or get it from a well-stocked specialist dealer or hardware store.
This diamond carpet is made of jute and really brings out the yellow bench in the entrance.
Photo: LV.Buch / Landwirtschaftsverlag
Ikea also offers countless copies in all styles and materials at reasonable prices in its furniture stores and on the website. This copy (model "Roskilde", 79 euros) combines the wall and fabric colors of the sofa in aqua tones to create a stylish overall ambience. The parquet floor takes a back seat. Together with the graphic pattern of the carpet, it ensures clarity and reduction in the room.
The gorgeous aqua tones of the carpet, blue furniture and walls complete the living room concept.
Photo: Inter IKEA Systems BV
Carpet: stripes, on stripes…
Jab Anstoetz uses stripes and does this colorfully. “Track” is the name of this design variant from the Spotline line, which deliberately harmonizes with cool, Scandinavian furniture in the photo. The customer can choose between 19 color schemes with 89 combinations. All carpets, made of virgin wool, by the way, can be individually colored and are available in the desired size. Stylish comfort is celebrated here in an exemplary manner. The carpet (2 by 3 meters) costs 2, 628 euros.
Sophisticated, but not over-the-top, the striped carpet is presented in subtle, almost pastel beige, gray and blue tones.
Photo: www.jab.de/JAB ANSTOETZ FLOORING
Trend colors for the carpet
It doesn't always have to be wool or silk: this carpet from Kibek is made of temperature-resistant polypropylene. The graphic pattern of various petrol and green tones ensures simplicity and gives the room a clear line. Advantage of the heat-set yarn from which this carpet is made: It is particularly hard-wearing, not very sensitive to dirt and elastic, and therefore absolutely suitable for families. Based on the shape of the pattern and the myth of the Arthurian saga, the carpet is called "Tetragon - Avalon" and is available in six different sizes from 49 euros.
Earth tones determine the graphic pattern of this carpet and give the room a clear and modern line.
Batik pattern for the summer house
This batik carpet conjures up four walls with a white wooden floor, wicker chairs and blue and white cushions. The highlight: You can easily dye the carpet yourself with textile colors in petrol and navy. What do you need? Only a light woven carpet made of cotton, the textile colors, dye salt, plastic tub, rubber gloves and thermometer already mentioned. The instructions can be found in our book tips "30 carpets" at the end.
This batik carpet conveys a carefree atmosphere and immediately creates a holiday mood.
Photo: LV.Buch / Landwirtschaftsverlag
Peter Wippermann from Trendbüro Hamburg explains the carpet revival
Trend researcher Peter Wippermann on the new carpet trend
The new love for carpets can also be proven with numbers. If in 2009 we still consumed curtains, carpets, floor coverings and wallpaper worth 2.75 billion euros, according to Statista we will already spend 3.53 billion euros in 2020. We asked Peter Wippermann: Why do we love carpets so deeply again today and will this trend continue?
THE HOUSE: Young designers such as Hossein Rezvani or rug star founder Jürgen Dahlmanns have rediscovered the carpet and are creating almost artistic examples. At Ikea, Möbelmax, Höffner, Kare or Poco, too, customers suddenly find a huge range of carpets in all styles. How do you explain the new joy in carpets?
Peter Wippermann: This development is not surprising. Outside of our four walls, it is restless, and fashion is adapting to that. At the moment we are observing rapidly changing fashion trends, which can also be seen in home fashion with a time delay. We often decorate and make it chic at home. We used to talk about cocooning, most recently homeing, which means nothing more than retreat into the small world. We need a home base that helps us to bring the virtual and real world together. Unlike in the 1990s and 1990s, when we disposed of the carpets and, with the beginning of the new economy, we laid wood, parquet and stone floors everywhere.
In your opinion, is it just a short-term hype or will the carpet trend stay longer?
Peter Wippermann: The longing for comfort will accompany us for many years to come. We can see this from the fact that the number of single-family households has increased significantly - from 12 million in 1991 to 17 million in 2015, and the trend is rising. There are also more two to three family households living in the city in a highly digitized environment. We are currently measuring sleep to make it more effective. In times like these, we need places where we can withdraw, recharge our batteries and feel calm. That's why we make ourselves comfortable at home.
Are the oriental and Persian carpets coming back, which were considered completely out for decades?
Peter Wippermann: That could well be. The purchase of a Persian carpet was originally shaped by status thinking. To a certain extent, anyone who could afford a Persian had made it. Then came the irony, suddenly these carpets, which had meanwhile been seen everywhere and in poor quality, were considered to be skittish. Today we see a great longing for tradition in niche markets as well. Think of the Nespresso capsules that were huge hype. And suddenly, as a counter trend, flitter coffee is back in fashion among young people.
Are fine carpets created in old craftsmanship regaining value through the new trend?
Peter Wippermann: Markets are related to supply and demand. For example, the vinyl record suddenly becomes more attractive in the niche. My prognosis for carpets would be: in the high price segment yes.
Does it make sense to buy a fine copy of the great designers as an investment, or generally to invest in furniture as an investment?
Peter Wippermann: Furniture as an investment, you have to look at it very differently today. Take a look at living spaces earlier and today. Best to watch in the kitchen. We have just passed the heyday of industrialization. We wanted large, high-tech kitchens with an almost masculine look. Now there is the trend of small, fully digitized kitchens. Just think of the Thermomix. Since our desires are subject to a big change in a very short time. But if you draw a parallel to the car market: Certain models will continue to gain value in the future, especially in the high-price segment - but you should never use this furniture or carpets.
Book tips for carpet fans
This book, which appeared on the occasion of the reopening of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich in 2014, shows unique examples of one of the world's most important private collections of Moroccan nomad carpets. The focus is on the similarity between carpet knotting and painting. “Moroccan carpets and modern art” was published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, edited by Florian Hufnagl / The new collection - The International Design Museum Munich / Jürgen Adam. It costs 64.50 euros. You can order the book directly here.
Book cover Moroccan carpets and modern art
Photo: Arnoldsche Art Publishers book cover
This wonderful book was published in the agricultural publishing house with the title “30 carpets. Unique items from a variety of carpets”- which you can all design yourself. With materials such as wool, jute yarn or felt, you can knit, crochet, sew or weave your unique piece for an individual home. Ritva Tuomi and Susanna Uusitalo have come up with special projects: Whether a picnic blanket made of denim, a doormat made of willow branches or a jute runner - there is something for everyone. ISBN 978-3-7843-5484-2, price: 16.95 euros. You can order the book here.
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Book 30 carpets
Photo: LV.Buch / Landwirtschaftsverlag