- The view from above. (Photo: DavidHanauer.de)
We've been talking a little more than usual about airports lately, so I feel it's only appropriate to highlight a German designer and artist named David Hanauer. He has designed carpets that feature aerial views of different towns and cities using — what else? — the wonder of Google Earth.
"My aim was to develop a contemporary Persian rug," Hanauer tells this Deutsche Welle broadcaster in the video below.
The man had once wanted to be a tailor, but I'm glad he's moved on to these wild rugs. How much more 21st-century can you get? So much about these carpets relies on our transportation advances of the 20th century and could not have existed without the power of flight. The aerial-view rugs he designs have been dubbed "Worldwide Carpets" and you can check out many of them on Hanauer's website. What a cool concept for carpet design.
Here, watch a video interview with Hanauer below and hear how he articulates the idea: