For 2019’s Desert Lights carpet and rug collection, we looked to the patterns in the plants, animals, and geography of the American Southwest, as well as the brilliant hues and subtleties of desert light as it transitions from dawn to dusk. We wanted to imbue this collection with the sense of wellness associated with time spent in the desert. A mix of abstract designs—inspired by canyon surfaces, layers of shale, and undulating patterns in the sand—are juxtaposed with more figurative designs featuring succulents and indigenous animal prints. The mix of colorways, fluidity of the patterns, and organic ambiguity of the prints allows designers the flexibility to add this collection to a range of projects and settings.
Desert Lights is available in three construction methods: • Tailor Tuft: A custom tufting broadloom machine produces cut-and-loop construction that allows for pile height customization, resulting in plush, detailed, and texturized surfaces. o Artist Palette o Shale Shift o Slip Rock o Dune Pool o Sand Dune o Valley of Fire o Sand Waves Corridor o Desert Bloom o Desert Prairie o Desert Bobcat o Desert Snake o Sand Snake • Canvas: A high-speed printed production in 76 dpi high-definition. Dye injection technology delivers 5x the clarity of existing carpet color processing machines. o Valley of Fire Field o Slip Rock Field o Sand Wave Corridor o Desert Dusk o Sand Storm Field o Rattle Snake Corridor • Area Rugs: Tailor Tuft construction in neutral colorways. Rugs are finished with blind edges for a more high-end residential look. o Artist Palette o Striation
Credits: - Rockwell Group - Studio Leader - Barry Richards - Rockwell Group - Senior Associate - Shunyi Wu - Rockwell Group - President and Founder - David Rockwell FAIA