During our travels in Paris, we were delighted to visit the Musee d’Orsay. The museum sits on the left bank of the Seine, and it is internationally famous for its collection of impressionist art. Some artists include Berthe Morisot, Clause Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and many more. Additionally, the museum holds French art from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and furniture.
The museum building was originally a railway station called Gare d’Orsay. The station was designed by Lucien Magne, Emile Benard, and Victor Laloux. Since trains were very modern at the time, many train stations would bring modernity to their design. However, Gare d’Orsay gained inspiration from the past with a façade that masked the cutting-edge technology hidden inside the station.
The station went through many changes throughout the years. In 1970, it was going to be demolished, but the Minister for Cultural Affairs at the time ruled against it. In 1978, Gare d’Orsay became a historical monument. The directorate of the Museum of France came up with the idea of turning the station into a museum. This was an effort to have something bridging the gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou.
Gae Aulenti, an Italian architect, designed the inside of Musee d’Orsay. The ceiling of the beautiful museum especially inspired us. Therefore, we created a custom carpet design similar to the arched ceiling of the beautiful d’Orsay. We decided to develop a design that features geometric shapes and sharp edges of the pattern on the ceiling. Additionally, we included flowers similar to the ones on the museum’s ceiling.
If you want to add this beautiful custom carpet design or create a similar design for your next project, our program is a great option for you. We offer budget-friendly options starting at $21/SY. Additionally, we design custom wall-to-wall broadloom carpet patterns, carpet tiles, or rugs in various colors and designs. Contact us if your want to learn more about the program.