Tom Dixon's Industrial Landscape carpets are based on London architecture

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Stockholm 2016: British designer Tom Dixon has created a collection of seven rugs influenced by patterns found around London for Danish manufacturer Ege.

The carpets feature repetitive motifs based on shapes found in streets and buildings around the city, including paving slabs, bricks and railway backdrops.

Ege rugs by Tom Dixon
The black and white Tide carpet by Tom Dixon appears to recreate the waves of the Thames in London

"London is the departure point for the collection – and for Tom Dixon a whole world of inspiration," said Ege, which previously collaborated with Reykjavik designer Katrin Olina on a carpet collection.



"[London is] perhaps not the prettiest, nor the most glamorous, but certainly one of the most characterful cities in the world," the Danish brand added.

Ege by Tom Dixon
The Track carpet is one of seven on display at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and references the tracks of London's railways

Dixon's Brick design features irregularly arranged rectangular green shapes, while the all-black Crack carpet seeks to replicate the appearance of broken concrete.

More natural forms are shown in the Smoke rug, which features billowing white clouds against a brown backdrop, while the black and white Tide design appears to recreate the waves of the River Thames.

Ege by Tom Dixon
More natural forms are shown in Dixon's Smoke rug, which features billowing white clouds

The tracks of London's railways are referenced in Dixon's Track design, while Wash features painterly strokes of grey, white and black.

"The collection is a series of patterns and textures that come naturally from the building process or the erosion process," said Dixon.

Ege by Tom Dixon
The all-black Crack carpet seeks to replicate the appearance of broken concrete

"I am interested beyond the material and the kind of impact it has on architectural perspectives," he added. "Colour is a very powerful thing as a pattern, particularly when you use it in large expanses as you do with a contract carpet."

Each of the designs is available as carpet tiles or woven carpets, allowing buyers to mix and match patterns.

Ege by Tom Dixon
Dixon's Brick design features irregularly arranged rectangular green shapes

It's not the first time the designer has based designs on architectural shapes. He recently partnered with Bisazza to release a range of graphic tiles based on bricks and pebble-dash walls.



Dixon has also recently designed a reflective coffee set, cog-shaped lighting, and opened a temporary department store in a disused London hotel.

Ege rugs by Tom Dixon
The carpets, including Blur, feature repetitive patterns based on shapes found in London

The Industrial Landscape carpets will be shown at a stand also designed by Dixon at this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair, which will run from 9 to 13 February 2016.

Other recently released carpets include Hella Jongerius' striped cork and felt collection for Danksina, and Patricia Urquiola's range of patterned rugs for Spanish brand Gan that feature oversized stitching.