We were really excited to hear of the new collection just launched by Alternative Flooring. Quirky B is a new broadloom patterned carpet collection created in collaboration with two of our favourite designers Margo Selby and Ashley Hicks, as well as some further Quirky patterns developed in-house.
'The Margo Selby collection is inspired by a collection of deflected double weave hand-woven cloths that I have been developing on my hand loom in the studio. I am excited with my first flooring collaboration and see both carpet and colour coming back into fashion. I am proud to be part of a booming craft scene in the UK. Making on a hand loom was an integral part of the design process for my first carpets, the designs were originally produced as soft silk and wool fabrics and have been blown up and re-coloured to make them suitable for flooring. The graphic colour combinations with contrasting light and dark shades give a deep textural feel to this new patterned carpets and runners.’ Margo Selby
‘I’m thrilled to present these new carpet designs. I love Alternative's fresh, no-nonsense approach – so different from the usual designer carpet world. I love pattern, and especially on the floor. It gives instant character and vitality to a space, as well as usefully hiding marks and damage (as a father, I know about that!) I created the Chainmail design for a roomset at Somerset House, but its angular geometry would work just as well anywhere. A play on traditional hexagon grids, its interwoven chain links give a dynamic edge to a room. Daisy, inspired by wall-decoration in an old temple in Sri Lanka, has a punchy, Pop presence that will inject a touch of 60’s glamour into any room.’ Ashley Hicks
Quirky B is not just stylish but practical. Patterns don’t show marks while wool is both soft and strong. Little wonder the whole nation is warming to the cool comfort of wool carpet and the joy of pattern that makes our floors sing!
These wool carpets are woven on traditional carpet looms in the UK.