Thanks to a collaboration between Royal Warrant holding carpet makers, Brinton Carpets, and bespoke furniture and interior designers Linley, Burlington Arcade is now a proud owner of a new skyline carpet. Although I personally think that the handicraft presented by the collaborators is substantially extraordinary, I’m quite unsure of why this piece has been overly hyped. True that the carpet features designs of 92 iconic buildings from around the world, how does that make it “magical” as described by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson? The design of this carpet has been inspired by a Limited Edition London Box.
I agree with the part that the skyline carpet is of course worth a look-ey. But above that, I think its just something that people are eventually gonna walk all over in Britain’s longest and most beautiful covered shopping arcade. Having said that, I also think that it’s a beautiful spread to have in an iconic shopping arcade, where international visitors are expected. So in that case, it’s a good engager. Apart from that, the skyline carpet with designs featuring the Eiffel Tower, Reichstag, Sydney Opera House, London skyline, Taj Mahal, and the likes is just a good showcasing of carpet artistry.
[Via – Davidlinley]