Laura Mongiovi, Associate Professor, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Brain Frandsen with Ege Carpets, Designers
250 Layers of Carpet
Danish carpet manufacturer Ege Carpets and young designer Brian Frandsen were recently teamed up to create the project Face to Face. Ege Carpets is traditionally known for their innovative designs, environmental considerations, and uncompromising quality. Frandsen is a recent industrial and fashion design graduate. The collaboration brought standard 2D carpet designs to new, three-dimensional levels.
According to the Ege Carpet website, “Face to Face is brash and personal: Brian Frandsen’s own face has been scanned and used as a pattern for the many carpets that have been cut out and placed vertically and in layers.” The fresh and unconventional design incorporates 250 pieces of carpet layered together to construct Frandsen’s three-dimensional self-portrait.
Together with six leading Danish companies, Kolding School of Design presents the exhibition project The Tube at I Saloni in Milan. The completed Face to Face design will be presented there from now through April 22, 2012.