Brooklyn, NY.--July 2009--malene b, designer of custom handmade carpets that pay homage to world art, nature and global lifestyles, has established her new company and has launched a website- www.maleneb.com
malene b is a Brooklyn, NY. based African American carpet designer with a multi-disciplinary background in textile arts, painting and illustration. Her unique, handmade carpets, inspired by her international travels, boldly interpret cultural icons, landscapes and rituals in an entirely fresh and personal way.
From a blank canvas, malene b personally designs each carpet to perfectly suit unique residential, commercial or hospitality projects. The company specializes in Tibetan hand knotted wool, New Zealand hand tufted wool and Soumak wool constructions. Wool and Silk blends are also emphasized
malene b evaluates each design prescribing a distinct hand crafted technique. Her signature style incorporates three-dimensional hand sculpturing techniques resulting in varied tactile surfaces. malene b’s custom carpets are made to order in any size or shape. In addition to the company’s color library, yarns may be custom dyed.
For more than a decade, malene b has been creating carpets for industry professionals and private label brand collections. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textile Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
malene b is socially conscious in all her endeavors. To that end, she is a member and actively supports RugMark and Aid to Artisans in their quest to eliminate child labor practices, provide education and preserve handmade crafts in Africa, Asia and South America.
malene b will premiere three collections at the Hospitality Design Boutique show September 14-15 at the Miami Convention Center in booth #849.
malene b carpets are available through interior designers and architects. The company’s carpets are currently represented in Connecticut at Artifact Design Group 203-834-7757 [email protected]
To learn more about malene b custom handmade carpets, please visit our website www.maleneb.com or call Gary Shafran, Executive VP at 201 951.0980