Creative Space: Clare Jenkinson & Calvin Pope, Ulster Carpets

Our city of the month is Stockholm so we have reached out to Ulster Carpets to find out about Scandi space that has inspired their design team recently and why.ClareJenkinson- CalvinPope-UlsterDesigners web

Ulster Carpets has combined the demand for loop products with the trend for the quiet, understated aesthetic found in Danish design to create their latest loop collection – HʌBITÜS. We spoke with Ulster designers Clare Jenkinson and Calvin Pope to find out their inspiration for this collection…


So Clare and Clavin, What place inspired you most for this new collection? 

The inspiration for HʌBITÜS comes from the universal human response to the natural environments in which we find ourselves – to create textiles.Habitus inspo image7 webIn the northern hemisphere, we love to create warm, tactile interiors to nurture us from the harsh weather and terrain. But we also love to layer up in chunky knitted jumpers, bobble hats and scarves and venture out to explore the landscape.

The designs we created for HʌBITÜS reflect not only textures in the natural landscape but also the cable knits and structures of Scandinavian textiles. Because they are made from wool the carpets are themselves natural and sustainable, and the colours – greys, soft blues and cool neutrals, are inspired by the natural environment and materials found within it – stone, wood, sky, water.Habitus inspo image3 webWe are usually based in Kidderminster where the carpet industry has its roots, but for the HʌBITÜS project they worked with the Danish part of the Ulster group, Danfloor. They were inspired by their travels through the dramatic, open landscapes of Denmark, and the wild moorland of Dartmoor closer to home.

HʌBITÜS really blends contemporary patterns and comforting textures with neutral colourways and contains four designs, Urban, Rustik, Croft and Strönd.Habitus inspo image4 webContact Ulster Carpets


About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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