The Motley Collection Uses an Innovative Technique for Its Designs

By: Joey Haar - Oct 6, 2016
References: marineduroselle & fastcodesign
Rugs aren't always the center of attention when it comes to interior design, but the Motley Collection, while literally trod underfoot, is difficult to ignore. Crafted by product designer Adam Blencowe and graphic designer Marine Duroselle from the Royal College of Art in London, the wool carpet designs form a nebulously chromatic pattern through a unique technique.

To make the felt in the Motley Collection, Blencowe uses a jigsaw that has been refitted with a needle instead of a typical saw blade. The mechanical motion of the saw makes crafting felt far more efficient and precise than when using the standard machines or handcrafting a rug. After Duroselle sets the color combinations of the wool fibers, the team uses the refitted jigsaw to turn it into felt, allowing for unique designs that no other process could replicate.