Interior material palette draws on elements from Peruvian wool art

Interior material palette draws on elements from Peruvian wool art

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.

We are so captivated by the Belmond Hotel because of the breathtaking scenic views and the peaceful free-roaming llamas. Local wool art at the hotel is the inspiration for this interior material palette. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is paradise on earth, as it is located right next to the mountain top of the iconic landmark, Machu Picchu in Peru. The lodge is surrounded by natural green trees and is also hidden in a private rainforest haven away from distractions. The Belmond is so fascinating because it is the only hotel that rests at the entrance of the ancient Inca citadel ruins of Machu Picchu.

The hotel also features llama wool fiber art created out of woven threads of llama wool. The beautiful textile art is historically and culturally significant of Peruvian culture for its long-lived love for llamas and alpacas. Llamas are symbolic of Peruvian history because the Incas used llama fiber for centuries to create upholstery and clothing. Just like the fish are symbolic of the Chimu, the llamas are crucial to Incan life, ever since the pre-Columbian trade in the year 1200.

Llamas replaced sheep wool fiber and donkey labor, and have been significant in the European fiber trade for thousands of years. Today, there are more than 7 million llamas being raised in South America for their fiber yarns. Almost 70% of llama fiber comes from Peru and South American countries to make textiles such as clothing, blankets, linens, and furniture coverings. Because llama fiber is very warm and is easy to blend with other types of fiber such as cotton, the llama is extremely important to the Peruvian economy.

Similarly, we recreate a recolor design by that resembles the llama wool fiber art at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu. Just like the beautiful braided llama fiber that is woven into long threads in the artwork, we redesign a similar repeating rectangular design. The revamped twine mono beige is truly unique for its vertical lines and also translates the cobblestone walls the llamas roam peacefully atop the Machu Picchu.

We offer carpets in 80% wool and 20% nylon for extra comfort and warmth for this upcoming winter season. Please note that wool gives a more subdued look than nylon due to its natural cream-colored matt hue. The nylon alternatives have a glossier, sharper design definition.

Your interior concept will look refreshed and elegant with our material palette centered around this wool art. We use ege Carpets’ Twine mono recolored into a neutral beige by ege as the background. We then assemble our contract materials, North Fork Pine which is a pine wood plank design that gives a warm natural look like the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. We feature Cleo, a beautiful textile woven on a linen-like yarn. Baltic-O is another beautifully woven fabric design that overlaps with Zellige, a green tile that translates the green Machu Picchu mountains. Carbon is an intricate contemporary pattern that looks wonderful with Pebble Wool, a 90% wool textile that closely resembles the llama wool fiber art at the Belmond.

With our recolor program, you can recolor our brushed corridor design to your liking. With our endless color and visualization options, you can easily see what will work for your next project. We have various recolor options in broadloom wall-to-wall carpet and carpet tiles that are perfect for any hospitality, hotel lobby, or office floor carpet. There are thousands of carpet patterns to choose from, including abstract, modern, and organic carpet designs. Please contact one of our team members through the chat button or through our contact page.

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PRODUCTS USED:

Twine mono RECOLORED by ege carpets

North Fork Pine by Wilsonart

Cleo by KnollTextiles

Baltic-O by Anzea

Zellige by Riad Tile

Carbon by LIVDEN

Pebble Wool by Maharam

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