The Inspiration Behind Tarkett Hospitality’s Blotted Collection
For this specific session, the team studied the work of Jackson Pollock, the influential American painter who was a significant figure in the abstract expressionist art movement. Pollock’s technique, which typically involved pouring paint straight from a can or along a stick onto a canvas lying horizontally on the floor, was known as the “drip technique.”
According to Amy Jaekel, creative director for Tarkett Hospitality, Pollock’s all-over drip paintings were a huge source of creative inspiration for the design team. However, the chaotic nature of his paintings are so extreme, they rarely provide the viewer’s eye a chance to relax.
“Most of our inspiration comes from things that we see in our daily life. Walking down the street, you’ll see a pattern, take a picture, and then we’ll make a carpet pattern. We’ll create art together as a team and use a lot of the art we create to push these trends forward.”
For the March 2022 MetaFLOORphic Collection curated by Mary Wise, the dynamic change the world has undergone in the last few years mirrors the process of metamorphic rocks. Just as the earth produces pressures that create rocks and diamonds, the pressure placed on humans can lead to magical creations mimicking the beautiful stones.
The result was so stunning that Tarkett Hospitality transformed the studio artwork into a collection of 11 carpet patterns that balance chaos with a sense of unwinding and release that bring today’s hospitality environments alive with airy appeal.
Officially launched at the 2022 Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, the Blotted Collection was presented in complementary patterns of warm neutrals with dramatic slashes of black. Tarkett Hospitality offers clients the ability to customize the designs to fit specific budget and project requirements. Designers can select from Axminster woven, Digital Dye Injection (DDI), or tufted constructions, along with a variety of fiber types, textures, colors, and pile weights. The Blotted patterns can also be crafted into custom rugs to enhance guest rooms, lobbies, and other open spaces.