Interior designers and architects receive a fair share of carpet samples and then discard them the next year when they receive the latest-and-greatest shipment of samples from the same carpet manufacturers. This year the Ample Sample Design Contest challenged designers to make use of yesterday’s samples.
This high-design Care-E Purse, designed by Jonathan Knodell and Chute Gerdeman, won the People’s Choice Award. See amplesample.net to download instructions for the purse and to view the other contest finalists, including a full-body lounge chair, sturdy bench and wine bottle carrier — all made from carpet samples.
And, while you may not have immediate access to samples, there’s no shame in asking your local architectural firms, designer firms or carpet retailer for the leftovers.
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