Multi-award winning rug designer and founder of Topfloor, Esti Barnes collaborates with photographer and designer Pam Weinstock, to create 2 rugs: VENUS and SUNSET. The journey started with the Petals photograph taken by Pam was first used as the basis for her ‘VENUS’ fabric and wallpaper range. Later, she decided to add a third dimension to the theme – the obvious
choice to bring this idea to life was Esti Barnes, well known for her signature 3-D rugs. Pam approached Esti who used her skill and expertise to transpose the photo into a rug. Esti opted to achieve this effect through the use of colours and the combination of silk and wool, rather than to capture the image through the use of carved pile.
The same mesmerizing ‘trompe l’oeil’ effect had been successfully used in Esti’s ‘EVERY STONE’ rug design.
The ‘VENUS’ rug is made out of 8 colours. Combination of these colours and the silk highlights have been used to capture the petals floating on the pool.