Monday, June 9, 2008

Art for Your FLOR


There have always been a lot of reasons to carpet your floor with FLOR, the Illinois rug designer that celebrates the DIY ethic in all of us. What floor sells is 20-inch tiles of carpet, in a multitude of patterns and colors and textures that can be easily adhered to any hard surface to create a floor rug or wall-to-wall carpet. It's relatively cheap, very easy, a breeze to clean, and actually kind of fun. We did it in our house a few years ago and are still giddy with the results.

But now FLOR has added another great reason to decorate with their tiles. They now have a line of tiles based on designs by the late great artist/designer Alexander Girard. Girard is one of the most well-known textile designers of mid-century modern, having worked with Herman Miller and designed the interior for the famed La Fonda del Sol restaurant in New York City in 1956. Now the La Fonda designs have been turned into carpet tiles, and they would brighten up any boring floor. They sell in sets of six different pieces and go for $159.99. Can't wait to update our rug with these.


Alexander Girard at FLOR

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