Carpet magic

Images from Google Earth make for compelling rug designs with David Hanaeur's WorldWide Carpets.
Posted 16 Aug 11 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

Google Earth meets Persian carpet traditions in David Hanaeur’s WorldWide Carpets.

The Munich-based design student used Google Earth to find photographs of interesting patterns, looking particularly for interesting examples of symmetry.

Hanauer then projected these images onto carpets following the Persian layout tradition whereby everything is symmetrically arranged around a central point.

Rather than being hand-knotted like Persians, Hanauer’s carpets are printed onto polyester with colourfast dyes.

Look closely for the Google logo in some of the patterns.