Carpets City Hall of Antwerp
The City Hall of Antwerp dating from the 16th century is currently being renovated. In collaboration with textile designer Jente Hendrickx we design new carpets in the most prominent rooms. The central staircase runner, a runner in the wedding hall, carpets in the large hallways and several meeting rooms.
In the richly decorated rooms of the City Hall we aim for a modest though present role for the carpets. A fresh and contemporary tone that becomes part of the symphony of materials and times. The designs are guided by the properties of the materials we work with as well as the techniques of knotting. The natural yarns and the knotting technique define the shine of the carpets, their height differences, roughness, depth and colour.