Cooper and Gorfer catch all the attention with their 18th-century style Renaissance portraits. They create a narrative storyline in each artwork, with historical, cultural, and mythical symbolism behind them. The artists do not use realism in their photographs and often distort time and space. The subjects of the paintings are often posing stylistically and look exaggeratedly staged. Like Mannerists, Raphaelites, and Surrealists, the photographers combine dreams, moods, and fears into their images. We’re using a similar approach in the creation of this unique banana leaf carpet design.
Their work always highlights feminism and views of womanhood. We draw inspiration, particularly on the portraits that are part of the Between These Folded Walls Utopia collection. The artists make migrant women workers the subjects, with deep meaning behind the paintings. The women are from different parts of the world, often in tropical areas. The artists create garment patterns to symbolize the women’s cultural heritage. The garments they are wearing are covered in vibrant tropical patterns and shapes pieced together.
Similarly, we create a custom tropical carpet pattern to translate Cooper and Gorfer’s artworks. We repurpose our minimal banana leaves pattern into a brand new tropical pattern. Similar to how they assemble the fantasy collage in their photographs, we use a collage of different tropical designs and form the banana leaf shape.
Ege carpets use recycled materials such as ECONYL® regenerated nylon in the custom carpets. We reduce material waste by adapting rolls sized to the project space, minimizing the amount of material used. Talk Carpet is now also a part of DIFFA’s specify with care program, and 1% of custom sales revenue will be donated to DIFFA to fight against HIV/AIDS.
If you like this tropical banana leaf carpet or want to create your own custom design, please contact one of our team members. Through our custom program, we offer budget-friendly options starting at $21/SY aside from a more high-end wool/nylon blend for higher budget projects. We design custom wall-to-wall carpets or large-sized rugs with an endless number of color variations. For your commercial interior design project, we can send you a custom sample in 7 business days.