From Fabric to Floor
Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 7/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
When you've got plenty of a good thing, it's always polite to share—and Mark Pollack was willing to lend some of the inspiration behind his textiles for his own company, Pollack, to Tufenkian Carpets. He's designed rugs in the past, but this was his debut with the handmade variety. "The considerations are entirely different," he says. For example, repeats are not a requirement for the production of handmade rugs. "You're able to play with different pile heights, fibers, and yarn types that really convey the handcrafted aspect," he continues.
Existing Pollock fabrics served as the basis for these eight rugs, sold under Tufenkian's Designer Reserve rubric. Colorways are subtly vibrant, patterns distinctly modern. Tranquility is a dance of arcs and angles; Mod emulates sun-dappled water; Zither's bundled lines transform into an organic abstraction of a jacquard weave; Zigzaggery takes a cue from jazzy mid-century graphics. Standard dimensions range from 3 by 5 feet to 10 by 14 feet, and custom sizes can also be ordered. 800-298-1749; tufenkian.com. circle 445