Inspired by real aerial images of farmlands and other countryside landscapes, Beijing-based designer Florian Pucher creates these colourful geometric carpet designs for his ‘Landcarpet’ series. Originally trained as an architect, the Austrian designer began making these carpets back in 2007 in collaboration with graphic designer and business partner Sophia Liu Bo, inspired by how the world looks like from an airplane window.
Pucher uses various online mapping services to pinpoint locations of interest and then does picture searches to get a feel for the colors and elevations. He sometimes coincidentally will stumble upon satellite imagery or maps, which may lead to a new rug design.
“LANDCARPET is a modern area rug, inspired by nature and farmed landscapes. It shows the world from straight above, as we usually see It only out of the window of a plane.
Based on satellite images LANDCARPET is a captured fascinating aerial view to touch. The stylized fields are of different height and let LANDCARPET appear like a miniaturized landscape. LANDCARPET is a unique piece of nature in your apartment.
As each country deall with landscape and farming in a different way LANDCARPET, comes in various models, each of them representing a diftent continent or country.” – Florian Pucher
Aerial Photos Turned into Landcarpets by Florian Pucher: