We love Shinique Smith’s artwork featured in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. Smith is based in Los Angeles and New York, and she creates large-scale paintings and sculptures. Smith’s artwork is titled Black, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink showcasing in the BMA. The art installation is on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and displays a beautiful array of rainbow colors made of textile fabrics and clothing elements. We’re taking creative cues from her piece for our new rainbow carpet.
Inspired by wall graffiti stickers and hip-hop, she uses these cultural trends and assembles them into her pieces. The hanging pieces of fabric are strategically in place to display a rainbow sequence. Her work is symbolic of black artists and their postwar abstract visual art history starting from the 1940s.
Similarly, we create a colorful carpet design that resembles her rainbow rectangle fiber art. Square geometrical shapes overlayed on top of each other to create the design. Just like Smith’s approach with her piece, the squares add dimension and depth. We color the design red, blue, orange, green, and yellow similar to Smith’s work.
Just as how Smith uses recycled garments in her artwork, we also use recycled materials. Ege carpets offers ECONYL® regenerated nylon for its custom carpet designs, aside from New Zealand wool options. Talk Carpet is now also a part of DIFFA’s specify with care program, and 1% of sales revenue will be donated to DIFFA to fight against HIV/AIDS.
This rainbow carpet will create a major statement at your next hospitality, corporate or multifamily interiors project. We offer 9 broadloom carpet substrate options, allowing you to tailor the product to your budget. If you like this custom pattern or would like us to create a unique carpet design for your commercial project, please contact one of our team members. Through our custom program, we can entirely customize your carpet.
Image credit art: The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Shinique Smith, Courtesy David Castillo Gallery. Photography by John Schweikert