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Harmonious Carpet Designs

Todd Bracher's The Music Project Visualizes Sound, Design and Science

— August 27, 2011 — Art & Design
The Music Project involves the creation of carpets based on musical algorithms. These harmonious designs hope to embody a universal appeal, fostering an environment in which everyone can work comfortably in, aesthetically speaking, of course.

Commissioned by Shaw Contract Group Design Studio and designed by Todd Bracher, the former head of Tom Dixon's London studio, The Music Project is the first time he has ever designed carpets. Working with Rui Pereira from Portugal and Lucas Werthein from Brazil, both grads of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, they developed a software program produces a graphic based on imported music tracks.

Visualizing the expressions of sound, design and science, The Music Project is made up of four musical genres: classical, ambient, jazz and electronic as well as one pattern that symbolizes silence.
Trend Themes
1. Musical Algorithm Carpets - Opportunity to create carpets based on musical algorithms, merging design and music.
2. Universal Appeal Designs - Creating harmonious designs that have a universal appeal and create a comfortable work environment.
3. Sound Visualization - Opportunity to visualize sound through graphics and design, merging art and science.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Opportunity to incorporate musical algorithm carpets into interior design projects.
2. Music Technology - Creating software programs that can generate graphics based on imported music tracks.
3. Textile Manufacturing - Producing carpets that embody harmonious designs based on musical algorithms.
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