Desso carpet integrated into major art exhibition

Desso carpet tiles has been integrated into an installation artwork by artist Pipilotti Rist.

The exhibition, I Packed the Postcard in my Suitcase, has opened at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne.

Swiss artist Rist is regarded as one of the world’s top 10 contemporary artists and exhibited at events such as the Venice Biennale 2005.

A central area in the exhibition includes Desso carpet tiles, arranged as organic platforms for visitors to rest on and immerse themselves in Rist’s magical kaleidoscopes of light and colour projected onto the walls and ceiling.

The show is not only about art, but about how interior spaces can be made to come alive, offering perspectives for architects and interior designers on the interaction of light and colour, and how each surface – walls, ceilings and floor – can be part of the design process.

“Carpet is a uniquely versatile flooring material that can be soft, luxurious, colourful and practical – and all those elements play a part in Pipilotti Rist’s acclaimed exhibition,” said Ainsley Gibbon, managing director, Gibbon Group, which distributes Desso carpets in Australasia.

“This exhibition is all about redefining interior spaces and using light and colour to challenge our senses.  It also highlights the relevance of carpet in interior design, and how it can help to transform interior spaces in unexpected ways,” she said.


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