Studio Ossidiana creates "petrified" versions of Persian carpets
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Petrified Carpets by Studio Ossidiana

Studio Ossidiana creates "petrified" versions of Persian carpets

Architecture practice Studio Ossidiana has reinterpreted traditional Persian carpets as a series of concrete pieces installed at this year's Dutch Design Week.

The Petrified Carpets installation was designed by Alessandra Covini and Tomas Dirrix of Studio Ossidiana.

Petrified Carpets by Studio Ossidiana

The duo took the two-dimensional motifs found on traditional Persian rugs, which often represent various architectural elements found in Persian gardens, and turned them into 3D objects.

Features such as surrounding walls, central fountains, kiosks, and doorways to the gardens were all created as tactile concrete forms.

Petrified Carpets by Studio Ossidiana

Different pigments, stones, sand and cement were used to produce the series of multicoloured pieces – each referencing the contours, tones and shades that Studio Ossidiana imagined of the gardens.

"The objects expose the lively and bright character of a material that has, in the building industries, progressively lost its expressive potential," said the studio.

Petrified Carpets by Studio Ossidiana

Petrified Carpets is part of an exhibition named In No Particular Order, which showcases graduate designers, researchers and makers from the fields of architecture, design, fashion, and graphics.

The exhibition is taking place as part of this year's Dutch Design Week, which runs from 22 to 30 October 2016.

Petrified Carpets by Studio Ossidiana

Dezeen's pick of the five most intriguing exhibitions at this year's event include a gastronomic venture from Maarten Baas and a show exploring erotic displeasure.

Photography is by Kyoungtae Kim.

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