Please excuse the Department of Extraordinary Upcycling, all its members are currently picking out favorite books to read, games to play, or movies to watch while basking on these awesome carpets created by Argentinian wool artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. She uses leftover scraps and threads from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires to create wonderful rugs and carpets that mimic natural textures such as fluffy green mosses, tufts of grass, water, and trees.
Kehayoglou’s labor-intensive hand-tufting technique creates lush landscapes that bring the tranquility the outdoors inside people’s homes, private green spaces where it never rains or snows. Some of her pieces incorporate tapestries, covering both a wall and the floor, making the transformation even more dramatic and delightful.
“I grew up surrounded by rugs. I realized that the knowledge of rugs I had was in my genes. Using it as an artist became inevitable. The style that I’ve created is an abstraction of landscapes from my country. I would like everyone that looks at my pieces to feel that they are entering a new context. The pieces are big and feel infinite. They are meant to be portals that have the power of taking you where your memories are.”