The _Story

Cracked ice as on the ice rink on Rockefeller square

A new design for the Mad Men collection. It shows a surface of cracked ice, as on the ice rink of Rockefeller Square.It also represents the world below the surface, the deep blue of the abyss, the darkness of the mineshaft with the lode of gold at the bottom, or the far corners of a pinewood forest.The Mad-ison men were the golden boys of the sixties, who "dreamed up" the images of the iconic brands of the USA. Inspired by this theme, De Poortere has created a new collection of "Vintage sixties" rugs.A mix of straight and broken lines, of dull and shining yarns, of smooth and ragged pencil strokes

Cracked ice as on the ice rink on Rockefeller square

The _Construction

Jacquard

Invented in 1804 by Frenchman, Joseph Marie Jacquard, the original Jacquard head simplified the process of machine making complex patterns through a number of punched cards ‘chained' together in sequence. Each card featured a number of punched holes to form a single row of the pattern and the chain could be as long as needed, helping Jacquard equipped looms to produce some really fantastic and surprisingly intricate designs. Now with digital control, modern-day electronic Jacquard machines are computer-controlled, significantly reducing the downtime with changing traditional card machines, avoiding the necessity for repeats and showing almost complete versatility in creating pattern. By far the best way to machine make rugs, electronic Jacquard rug making speeds-up production dramatically, helping to bring beautiful design at a really competitive price point.

Jacquard