Unique “carpetry” from Union Eighteen

by Patti Boker Elkon on October 8, 2009

The idea of recycling everything and anything is not a new concept, but these carpets, made by a husband and wife team known as Union Eighteen are the bomb.

Coming from a long history of textile design I can really appreciate this product which are large carpets pieced together from discarded rug scraps.   Each carpet is an art in it’s own right, no two are quite the same.

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Here are a few more.  I just love the green one featured below.  This palette of greens and browns are all of my favorite colors and what’s more eco-friendly than that.

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The gray combo below is not too shabby either, very moody.

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This West Coast based company has a few locations mostly in CA, but there is one supplier in Brooklyn for all those New Yorkers interested.

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Rebecca October 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

The colors are simply gorgeous and I love that this creative husband-wife team is recycling to create them. Thanks for the intro to these lovely products.
Rebecca

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