Stroke by Sabine Marcelis
The Stroke collection was really about creating a singular gesture as a rug.
A simple brush stroke which highlights the extraordinary craftsmanship of woven rugs.
The varied pile height and subtle color differences accentuate the 3 dimensionalities of these rugs.
A drawing, ‘stroke’ on the floor ‘Rooms become a canvas’ The total interior is the artwork. The stroke is the start of it, complemented by and complimenting the rest of the furniture to complete the artwork. The stroke symbolizes a start, to build upon.
Simple, yet strong gestures as inspiration:
The pure act of whiting out windows by brushing on white paint.
The strong singular gesture of a Roy Lichtenstein painting
One act which really brings out the materiality and showcases the beauty of the production process.
Subtle differences in color provide the effect, color is used as a design tool, not ornamentally
Drawing on the floor
It demands its own attention but can coexist and complement other furniture in a space.
It's not too loud, but it is powerful.
I thought of my own interior and what kind of a rug I would place in it. There is already so many diverse
furniture pieces, the rug would need to pull it all together and not create chaos out of the total.