Continuing their collaborations with British designers from different fields (Ashley Hicks and Margo Selby last year), Alternative Flooring are launching some lively new carpets patterns by Ben Pentreath, one of the UK’s leading architectural and interior designers.
‘I was thrilled to be asked by Alternative Flooring to help design some new additions to their distinguished ‘Quirky B’ collection. Some time ago, we at Pentreath & Hall had designed a range of printed papers based on stone and marble flooring patterns by the prolific 18th century architect, Batty Langley. It was a delight to put these back where they belong, on the floor – but now re-worked in a range of vividly coloured patterns in the Alternative Flooring wools.’
‘The designs create complex three-dimensional patterns that trick the eye and play with space, in a way, which create rich textures for the contemporary English interior. Rooted in tradition, I am always surprised how fresh and modern these classical designs can be…’ Ben Pentreath
Quirky B, Cube in Webb
Quirky B, Tetra in Archer
Quirky B, Lattice in Flitcroft
The three designs are called ‘Cube’ ‘Tetra’ and ‘Lattice.’ The 12 colourways are named after Georgian architects and fuse country-house with contemporary quirky. They are woven on traditional axminster looms in Britain and are available in a 3.66m width. The composition is 80% Wool and 20% Nylon. £98.73/sq.m
Ben Pentreath is a great exponent of English style. His architectural practice has worked on projects from new housing developments for The Prince of Wales to private houses in the UK, Ireland and the US.