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Architectural carpet reflecting the Orquideorama canopy in Medellin

Architectural carpet reflecting the Orquideorama canopy in Medellin

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.

In the beautiful and lush Botanical Gardens of Medellin, Colombia, lies the Orquideorama. This unique canopy, designed by Plan B Architects and JPRCR Arquitectos, is a large structure made of steel and timber. The main idea for the creation of the Orquideorama was to bring the botanical garden of Medellin to the 21st century with a modern structure. Additionally, the canopy pays homage to Jose Jeronimo Triana. Triana was a Colombian botanist, explorer, and physician in the 1800s.

The Botanical Gardens of Medellin is the home of more than 1000 animal species and more than 4500 plant species. It is a relaxing place for anyone who wants to experience the Colombian and South American environment and beautiful flora and fauna. At the gardens, you can have a picnic with the family and explore the 34 acres of land. The garden dates to the 19th century, in which it was a family restaurant and estate. Later, it became the Centennial of Independence Forest. As the city continued to add land to it, the gardens became the epicenter of Medellin.

Inspired by the uniqueness and beauty of the Orquideorama, we recolored the Architecture carpet by ege Carpets. This architectural carpet is part of the Highline Express Graphic Collection, which includes designs inspired by geometry, hoops, stripes, 3-D grids, and expressive typography. This carpet recolor brings in the warmth of the timber along with the dark navy of the night skies at the gardens. This carpet design is very similar to the mesh-like pattern of the Orquideorama.

For this material board, we wanted to include some greenery. Therefore, we included Gardens with Foliage by Garden on the Wall. Additionally, we included some textile that adds some texture to the board, such as Epoca Rustic, Reform Transition, and Drift. To bring in the timber from the Orquideorama, we included Forestree Friendly Forest by Specified Solutions. Lastly, we brought in the pops of color of the beautiful Colombian flowers in the garden. We included Blueberry Hill, Adriatic Sea, Palace Arms Red, and Paper Lantern. Lastly, to add some metallic tones akin to the steel in the Orquideorama, we included Brass by La Bastille.

We used Talk Carpet’s Easy Recolor Program to create this architectural carpet. The program allows you to recolor any of our carpet designs to fit your next interior design project. Additionally, we offer nine different substrates, and you can get a sample within just five business days. If you would like to play around with the colors of any of our designs, our online tool allows you to do just that. If you want to learn more about this program, contact us.

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PRODUCTS USED:

Architecture RECOLORED by ege carpets

Epoca Rustic by ege carpets

ReForm Transition Mix Seed by ege carpets

Brass by La Bastille

Gardens with Foliage by Garden on the Wall

Forestree Friendly Forest by Specified Solutions

Drift by Burch

Blueberry Hill: 812 by Benjamin Moore

Adriatic Sea: CSP-660 by Benjamin Moore

Palace Arms Red: CW-255 by Benjamin Moore

Paper Lantern: CSP-1150 by Benjamin Moore

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