Leading global carpet manufacturer Brintons launches the new Composite Collection created in collaboration with Studio Elke, an Australian multi-disciplinary design studio led by Elke Kramer.

Known for its unique jewellery and accessories, Studio Elke is an industry leader in the fashion and design worlds, respected for its emphasis on pushing the boundaries of originality, exploration of unique materials, experimental fabrications and new forms.

This collaboration with Brintons is Elke Kramer’s first ever carpet collection. “I had written down a list of dream collaborations on a blank piece of paper many years ago, and a carpet collaboration was at the top of that list. When I was approached by Brintons, and invited to partake in their first Australian collaboration, I was thrilled at the opportunity,” she says.

Dubbed Composite, the collection of customisable wall-to-wall carpets references Studio Elke’s decade-long archive of jewellery collections, translating Kramer’s artistic and cutting-edge designs into large-scale interior surfaces. The Composite Collection comprises 10 designs: Sorceress and Sorcerer, Ceremonial, Keep Watch, Tassels, Existence, Arches, Musk and Jasper Nucleus, The Thunder Below, Charcoal and Concrete Brutalist, and Power of Symmetry.

Unusual geometries, graphic patterns, and architecture-inspired shapes feature in the collection. The playful influence of materials such as terrazzo, concrete, marble, and mother of pearl are the designer’s trademark and have been cleverly woven into Composite. The collection skilfully marries Studio Elke’s striking materiality and textures, with Brintons’ timeless, premium woven Axminster carpet.

Brintons has an established and extensive history in design and innovation, and
it makes for an exciting synergy with Studio Elke’s cutting edge and thoroughly conceptual approach to design and design thinking. Composite captures Brintons’ centuries-long experience in creating and inspiring truly unique designs.

Carpets from the Composite Collection can be seen in a selection of rooms at the Collectionist Hotel in Sydney, previously featured on Yellowtrace here.


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[Images courtesy of Studio Elke. Photography by Christopher Morris.]


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