What Alf Bärbel Wit lacks in age, he makes up for in boundless creativeness and galvanizing expertise. The 8-year-old artist from Amsterdam lately launched the LinesLinesLines assortment of graphic rugs for Moooi Carpets, proving that creativity isn’t restricted by standing, expertise, or age. Alf’s artwork is characterised by intricate particulars, traces, shapes, and playful use of shade, harking back to the greats like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Wassily Kandinsky (and even maybe Design Milk’s very personal founder Jaime Derringer). In bringing his drawings to life for Moooi, Alf presents a peek into his perspective on the world.
I generally want that the entire world was made out of traces solely.
To create his rug assortment, his household needed to make a sacrifice – they may not use their lounge for weeks. The furnishings needed to be moved to the perimeter of the room as Alf’s large-scale drawings took over your complete flooring. Whereas he by no means titles his work because of the intuitive nature and journey of his creations, Alf named his carpets after his favourite songs as he at all times listens to music whereas he works. He additionally typically receives the remark that his artwork appears like jazz. Thus, “All the things Now” and “Blinding Lights” are the 2 names he’s given to his rugs.
The irony that persons are about to stroll throughout his artwork isn’t misplaced on the artist. He finds it humorous, additional sharing, “I particularly love that my artwork has turn into tender and furry, and I can pet it like a cat! Haha.” On the finish of the day, few are capable of say they’ve created a group for such a prestigious model like Moooi, and Alf’s accomplishments ought to function an inspiration to us all. “Hopefully my work will encourage folks to dream, to attract themselves, and make comfortable errors. My work is filled with it!” Alf shares proudly. Echoing his clever reflections, Moooi confirms that “there aren’t any boundaries in creativity nor the age of a proficient designer.”
Alf’s rugs can be found in two sizes, in wool or polyamide, and in low-pile or soft-yarn variations. To study extra or buy from Alf’s LinesLinesLines assortment, go to moooicarpets.com.