The studio recently showed off RE/Form, a line of 22 rugs designed for the carpet manufacturer Royal Thai, and they’re perfectly self-referential. Each of the colorful, hand-tufted carpets is a loose abstraction of one of Hadid’s famous designs, building or otherwise.
The designs center around the architect’s self-described recurring formal ticks—striated lines, ribbon-like projections, pixelated landscapes and organic cellular shapes. The Striation carpets, for example, vaguely mimic the layered angles of the MAXXI building in Rome.
The rolling loops on the Ribbon carpets pulls from the interior of the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery. The line’s Cellular carpets are based on the lattice work found on her Skein Cuff.
Translated into carpet, Hadid’s designs turn into colorful geometries that cluster into unexpected patterns. Like the best of high-traffic carpets, Hadid’s designs look perfectly suited to hide stains and shoe scuffs—just don’t expect to see it at your local airport or casino.