Filter Forge Carpet

Something a little different to post this time. As I have said before, I got into making patterns to use as textures in 3-D scenes for architectural visualisation. One of the problems was finding suitable material for fabrics, wood and walls and, of course, carpets and other floor coverings like tiles and lino.

This carpet is created with Filter Forge and uses the excellent European Carpet filter created by Speeder to produce an excellent and realistic looking carpet. Of course, I created several different colours and no doubt I will create more for various projects. This particular colour, however, looked the best in this room.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Domino Car Seats

Mid-century inspired pattern

Domino Car Seats

Mid-century inspired pattern

Domino Car Seats Swatch

As are most of my patterns and designs, I would like to say that this was mid-century inspired but in fact the inspiration came from a piece of artwork that I did several years ago now and happened to see again recently.

I have, as you probably know, an interest in surface patterns intended for transportation seating and I knew that it was some time since I had designed one. This was always destined to be a car interior hence the rather bland colouring and simple design. But it is unusual and quite eye-catching in an interesting way rather than a weird way.

The design is centred around dominos along with gold falling stars to give an unusual pattern that I think is also pleasing.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-Century 1960s Carpet

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century 1960s Carpet

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century 1960s Carpet Swatch

It’s hard to classify carpet textures as mid-century or later (or, for that matter, earlier) since there is so much similarity in the patterns that were used. For the United Kingdom. however, it is possible to say that mid-century carpets tended to more colourful and to have more complex patterns.

This design is mostly my own but I believe it is the sort of design that the householder might have found acceptable in the early to late 1960s. The background colour is bold which would have fitted into a room of that period and the motif is striking enough to have got the carpet noticed! Fitted carpet – although available since before the war – was still quite new to rooms and so floor covering was an important purchase to which a lot of thought was given.

On a personal note, I have to say that I think carpet looks a lot nicer and sets a room off better than the floor boards which seem so common today. OK, so maybe that is because when I was a child the house in which I lived had floor boarding because carpet was too expensive so maybe that colours my opinion – who knows?

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

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Carpet pattern for a main room inspired by mid-century designs

Carpet pattern for a main room inspired by mid-century designs

Carpets were out of fashion recently but perhaps they can be tempted back with my excellent design shown here.

Inspired by mid-century motifs, colours and designs, it is intended to be directional which is seen better in the swatch. Rather than a ’tile’ pattern, this has a simple ‘way’ to it that takes the viewers eye forward into and across the room.

The pattern was made in Xara Designer and the image produced in Cinema 4D using a set that I have used many times before (so many times that it ought to have a name by now).