artcarpet: three levels

Gilbert Bretterbauer

Artcarpets is a limited-edition series of individually produced floor objects fabricated using high-grade silk and pure new wool. Beginning with abstract visual compositions, artist Gilbert Bretterbauer develops patterns that are realized as three-dimensional surface designs. Beyond their intensive coloration and unique formal language, the walk-on artworks possess a striking haptic quality that lends each carpet presence as a spatial element. Among Bretterbauer’s works, those having a practical function represent a key aspect of his spatial concept, which opens a new perspective on the question of art and design.

materials  handtufting, pure new wool, silk
literature  bretterbauer objects. - art carpets, furniture, Swiss Re CGD 2008, lamp objects, applied designs, published by schlebrügge.editor and gilbert bretterbauer, 2014, page 40-41