Modern striped carpet taking cues from Soviet housing blocks

Modern striped carpet taking cues from Soviet housing blocks

Christophe Prosper Rammant
Christophe Prosper Rammant

Christophe is one of our founders and creative director. His passions are interiors, cooking, and traveling the globe for new inspiration.

A walk-through of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and you will find buildings that have unique architecture. Many of the residential buildings in the city look like apartments were piled on top of each other by a variety of people. Rather than a cohesive single style, constructions seem mixed and matched as if built by a variety of individuals rather than a construction group.

This informal architecture in Yerevan began when it was under Soviet rule. In 1963, the living space for all citizens expanded from nine square meters to 14. During this time, the government oversaw taking care of all construction and expand all living spaces. It was overwhelming and they simply closed off balconies to meet the criteria and constructed new balconies. These expansions led to citizens believing that they could construct in communal spaces. While it can be a charming and unique view, this informal architecture is very dangerous. The country is prone to earthquakes and the people who built the extensions did not have to follow guidelines to properly expand their homes. There are nine-story buildings that have entire villages living on top and some that have additional floors on top. All of this could cost many lives during an earthquake since none of it is considering the building’s structure.

Taking the variety of colors and styles into consideration, we recolored the Pannels carpet. This striped carpet pays homage to the different colors of the residential buildings in Yerevan. It features neutral colors that are very similar to the buildings we saw while in the Armenian town. The Pannels carpet is part of the Graphic collection, which includes designs inspired by geometry, hoops, stripes, and typography.

To complement the striped carpet, our material board features neutral colors very similar to the Yerevan buildings. These colors include Earth Brown by Benjamin Moore, Smokehouse, and Silver Gray, both by Sherwin-Williams. We also included Twine by ege carpet, which features geometrical shapes in the same color pallet. Additionally, we included Raffia by Barbarossa Leather and Ambient Metallic by Scuffmaster to add some texture and still keep the neutral color pallet. We also included MirroFlex Tetrus to play a bit more with the geometric theme. Lastly, we included a dark wood like Blue Stain Pine and a light surface like Acoufelt’s concrete.

Talk Carpet’s Easy Recolor program allows you to choose from any of our many designs and recolor it to your liking. We offer a variety of patterns and nine carpet substrates. If you want to find the perfect striped carpet for your commercial area, contact us.

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Products Used:

Pannels RECOLORED by ege carpets

Twine by ege carpets

MirroFlex Tetrus by Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Raffia by Barbarossa Leather

Masonry Concrete Exposed by Acoufelt

Ambient Metallic by Scuffmaster

Blue Stain Pine by TorZo Surfaces

Earth Brown: 2102-10 by Benjamin Moore

Smokehouse by Sherwin-Williams

Silver Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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