Asylum Collection designed a new carpet for ToolsGalerie in Paris. It is called Equus. A horse hide is cut with a graphic pattern made of the Fleur-de-Lys, an enduring symbol of France and a motif commonly found on antique Dutch ceramic tiles. The pattern punched out of the rug creates open sections like enlarged lace, at the same time suggesting decay as it looks like the Fleur-de-Lis have been slowly eating into the hide. Contrary to convention, this carpet is not meant to cover or hide your floor but to start an interaction with it. The striking pattern is the connection in between, closing or opening to reveal what's underneath.
This new product is exclusively sold through ToolsGalerie in a limited edition of 8 pieces.
Photography by Daniel Schweizer