Exploring the Philippines, you can often see concrete buildings of unique geometric shapes. This architectural style is brutalism. It started in the 1950s and got its name from the French term “beton brut,” meaning raw concrete. The design aesthetic was not well received because of the use of bare concrete, something that was often hidden. Brutalism is characterized by exposed support materials, repeated modular elements, and large-scale features.
In the Philippines, during Marcos’ reign, his first lady dedicated a good portion of the country’s money to building brutalist structures, including hospitals, government offices, and several centers of culture and the arts. Some brutalist buildings in the Philippines include the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila Film Center, Philippine Heart Cancer, Department of Finance, and many more.
Inspired by the brutalist interior and the beautiful flora of the Philippines, we decided to recolor the Geometric Lace carpet. We wanted to bring brutalist geometric designs and the country’s greenery for this carpet. The carpet is part of the Highline Express Cultures Collection, which takes inspiration from spiritual, religious, and tribal patterns.
The material board takes a lot of inspiration from the juxtaposition between industrial materials and nature. Therefore, we included green textiles like MacArthur by Justin David Textiles, Maximo by Valley Forge Fabrics, and Sumi by Camera. Additionally, we included Matte Gunmetal Grey by Wilsonart to bring the stainless-steel texture and color to the board. We also included various stones, such as Grigio Toscana by Artistic Tile, Zaha Stone by Neolith, Toscana Grigio by Nasco Stone + Tile, Montagna d’Argento by Ann Sacks, Galera by Wilsonart, and Skinny Stone Veneer by Karen Pearse Global Direct. This palette is perfect for creating a brutalist interior balanced with nature.
If you want to find the perfect color for one of our many carpet designs, Talk Carpet’s recolor program is ideal for you. You can choose any of our nine carpet substrates to take your project to the next level. Additionally, our online tool lets you quickly visualize what the recolor will look like. You can get your carpet in just three weeks. Contact us to learn more.
Geometric Lace RECOLORED by ege carpets
Matte Gunmetal Grey by Wilsonart
MacArthur by Justin David Textiles
Sumi by Camera
Maximo by Valley Forge Fabrics
Grigio Toscana by Artistic Tile
Zaha Stone by Neolith
Toscana Grigio by Nasco Stone + Tile
Montagna d’Argento by Ann Sacks
Galera by Wilsonart
Skinny Stone Veneer by Karen Pearse Global Direct
Silver Everest Stone by Karen Pearse Global Direct
Karekare by Wilsonart
Dekton Greta by Cosentino