Louis de Poortere has introduced its latest in innovative rug design with the vintage 60s-inspired Mad Men, the collection debuting at this year’s 100% Design in London.
A statement range featuring designs inspired by the Mad Men of Manhattan, the golden boys of the 60s responsible for some of America’s most recognisable brand images, these are contemporary looks for the bold and daring individual. A typical de Poortere move unafraid to explore the left field, this zany style is woven onto Jacquard Wilton looms in a combination of high gloss polyester and cotton chenille.
This is a vibrant mixture of straight and broken lines, dull and shiny yarns, and smooth and rugged pencil strokes, all geared towards creating something unique for stunning design-led interiors. A choice from Mad Men’s Skyscraper, Jacob’s Ladder, Herringbone or Griff designs ensures the end user is gaining a piece unlike anything produced by Louis de Poortere before.
Skyscraper plays on the straight lines of the late 50s and early 60s, the cool colours of day offset by the rich shades of night, captured in the shine of urban office windows. Contrastingly, Jacob’s ladder takes a deeper turn, displaying the uneasy yet exhilarating climb up the social ladder, a tricky task despite the presence of glittering rungs and the chase for ‘more’, ‘better’, ‘richer’, ‘higher’.
Herringbone champions simplicity and has its roots in more traditional rug design, these geometric weaves comprising bicolour patterns representative of contrasts in communities, struggles felt not just in the times of the Mad Men but also through to modern day society. Finally, the feeling of disorder and rift is taken to new levels with the energetic 60s-style action painting as displayed through Griff.
Empire Red, Broadway Glitter, Brooklyn Blue and Columbus Gold are just some of the hues on offer from the eclectic Mad Men collection, these colours woven into only the finest materials and one of this year’s major talking points at 100% Design.