Originally launched in 2014 and completely refreshed five years later through the addition of new patterns and colour combinations, Canvas Collage by Nicolette Brunklaus is one of our bestselling carpet collections. Join us on a celebratory trip where we visit a few of the many locations fitted with Canvas Collage and explore how the collection styles floors in office and hospitality spaces around Europe.
The original apartment was built in 1968 under the creative direction of architect Celestino Martínez. Since its construction, the Mix Tape Apartment in Bilbao, Spain, has undergone a couple of renovations that have slightly affected the flow of its floor plan but left behind several original decor details.
The current owner approached Azab Architects to refresh the apartment, which she felt had become lacklustre and tired. To imbue new vitality, a baby-pink kitchen was installed along with the custom coloured pink, blue, grey and red patchwork Octo carpet.
From the beginning, the creative studio understood that there were many valuable must-keep elements, so they decided to update the apartment with a few standout features to complement the existing hardwood floors, doors and window frames. Baby-pink, minty green and cherry red have been applied to all room interiors to unify the apartment's living spaces and create a serene and optimistic atmosphere.
Photo credits: Luis Díaz Díaz
The 2,000 m² Indeed Office in Amsterdam, Holland, is located in the state-of-the-art Piet Hein office building complex in the ancient harbour district. The reception wall features a logo drawing by Dutch artist Elles Middeljans. Her work of art captures people in different work situations to express the 'We help people get jobs' Indeed slogan.
A selection of Canvas Collage rugs was fitted in the open space reception, the generous canteen and the lounge areas suitable for informal meetings and relaxation to soften the industrial look and feel. The vibrant Faded Dahlia design adorns a number of large rugs with warm feel-good tones of amber, beige and pink. These powerful colour splashes make an interesting contrast to the unicoloured office interior mainly counting classic shades of white, grey and black.
Photo credits: Matthijs Van Roon
Best Western Hotel The K in Munich, Germany, offers an 'Urban Chic' design concept built around a holistic mix of materials including the Rewoven design playfully contrasting the electric blue walls and curtains. Wooden elements such as wall panels and bedside tables add a natural touch to the ambience while yellow cushions reflect a similar hue featured in the carpet.
With Canvas Collage, Dutch designer Nicolette Brunklaus demonstrates her unique sense of textures and colours, when collaging one of a kind contemporary carpet designs. Fascinated by the power of perfect combinations, Nicolette uses colour as a positive and poetic way to influence space and lift people's moods. The tactility of carpet makes it one of her favourite materials along with wood, ceramic and stone, but it's the contradiction in the combination of the materials that fascinates her the most.
Textiles deliver softness, movement, texture and of course silence. There's no noise or just a soft, pleasant sound when you touch a piece of fabric or walk on a carpet.
A small piece of linen from the 19th century and her reflections on industry just before the industrial revolution are Nicolette’s main inspiration for Canvas Collage. Reworking the handmade tactility and structure of transparent linings, she creates a textured base layer that repeats in many of the designs. Nicolette uses her computer as a sketchpad, photographing colours and structures before mixing them together into compositions. By layering patterns and colours, she creates completely new images.
Canvas Collage comes as wall-to-wall carpet, carpet tiles and planks in five harmonious design themes to be mixed within the collection or combined with our other designs. All tiles use the Ege Carpets patented and Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Ecotrust felt backing made from used water bottles. Combined with Highline 1100 Loop or Carré face qualities that are made from regenerated and regenerable yarn, based on fishing nets and other industrial waste, Canvas Collage is your 100% green choice.
With Canvas Collage revisited, we hope to have inspired you to bring colourful floor designs into your own projects. We're here to help you all the way, so feel free to reach out to your local consultant for more inspiration or for answers to any questions you may have. Plus you can order your very own Canvas Collage brochure and carpet samples to experience the patterns and colour combinations that make this collection stand out in its own unique way. We can't wait to hear from you!
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