Parquet gets a new life!!!!!

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I adored this installation at the Established & Sons London showroom. Currently on view as part of London's Frieze Art Fair, "Wall to Wall" was created by award winning designers Shay Alkaby & Yael Mer, of Raw-Edges Design Studio. This design duo was born in Tel-Aviv, graduated Ron Arad's studio workshops at the Royal Academy in 2006, and are currently living in London, where they are continuing their long cycle of working together. Best known for their award winning "Stack," a drawer/shelving system which is included in the permanent design collections at MOMA and The London Design Museum.  The use of color in that work is exceptional and it is continued in this magical installation ...... using traditional oiled oak herringbone parquet brick flooring to create a multi-colored mosaic floor. The pattern is the result of staining the individual bricks, working from a palette of 15 colors.

 

By "shaking up" our perceptions of the traditional ...... in this case what a parquet floor should be .... these two designers are taking us on a magical, mystery tour on this permanent "flying carpet."

 

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