Salone 2024 Preview: The Ken Scott Collection by Carpet Edition

Salone 2024 Preview: The Ken Scott Collection by Carpet Edition

The flower power of Ken Scott, the maestro of ultra-floral prints, is alive and well this year at Salone del Mobile.Milano. Carpet Edition and Ken Scott have cross-pollinated to create the Ken Scott Designer Collection, 33 hand-tufted carpets and wall-hangings based on Ken Scott’s archival designs.

Doktor Zinn by Carpet Edition and Ken Scott

Ken Scott was a pioneer in uniting fashion with art. He had a certain aptitude for borrowing from the art world and merging it with textiles.

Infinito Wall Hanging

Some of the world’s most stylish women—from Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot—donned his bright and sunny floral designs, which became his trademark. Milan may even feel like a victory lap, since the Indiana-born designer and fashion innovator lived in Milan during the 60s and 70s.

Eula Wall Hanging by Carpet Edition

These iconic Ken Scott flowers will be on display in Hall 18 stand D09 at Rho Fiera Milano from April 16-21, 2024.

Macro shot of Eula by Carpet Edition

It’s glorious to see the extensive efforts Carpet Edition has undertaken to bring these reinterpretations to life. Thread height combined with production techniques, like pile with various heights, boucle, and shag make the details matter.

Macro shot of Infinito Wall Hanging

The tapestries measure in at 100 x 100 centimeters. These are another example of bold creativity meeting artisanal detail.

Frida Wall Hanging, Ken Scott and Carpet Edition

More than anything, the pieces from the Ken Scott Collection by Carpet Edition are unique, inimitable, and almost animate. Each is meant to be a “wearable” piece for the home.

“Textiles thus become much more than just decorations, transforming into works of art that define and enrich the spaces in which we live,” Carpet Edition notes.

Vanità – Flower by Ken Scott

Certainly, these pieces are transformative. They might turn a blank room into a garden oasis. They bring the outdoors in. Is it nature? Is it art? In the end, aren’t they the same thing?

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