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Video: Inside the Making of a 1,550-Square-Foot Custom Carpet

This is lovely

We’ve written before about the work of Buenos Aires-based textile artist Alexandra Kehayoglou, whose gorgeously designed, intricately spun rugs mimic the textures, colors, and patterns of the forest floor, the beach, and other surfaces in the natural world.

The design and manufacturing process comes to life in this three-minute video, tracking the design, sketching, fabrication, and packing of a long, 1,550-square-foot carpet, called Pastizales, by Kehayoglou, created for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten’s 2015 Spring/Summer women’s collection runway show.

The Kehayoglou-Van Noten pairing is perhaps unsurprising, as Van Noten’s show that season featured soft lighting and the ambient chirps and whirs of a rainforest. Check out video of that show, and of how this custom carpet was born, below.

Alexandra Kehayoglou designs a custom carpet:

Dries Van Noten’s 2015 Spring/Summer women’s collection runway show: