Objective: Study a textile product within a specific Home or Apparel company (Retail or Wholesale) from a design and business standpoint. Understand it's selling history and create an original textile collection that will meet the business needs of selling history, but at the same time be new and exciting.
I chose to create my own modular carpet company ModDesign whose introductory line was designed for children’s rooms. Modular carpets offer a greater degree of customization and allow the buyer to change the look of an area at minimal cost simply by rearranging carpet tiles.
My concept was inspired by nature, children’s books, modular furniture systems, and meeting the needs of the ever-changing family household. The motifs created consisted of simple renderings of bees, dragonflies, and ladybugs. The individual carpet tiles are intended to be interchangeable so that the customer could essentially create their own carpet pattern. The collection was entitled “My Own Backyard” and was meant to stir up images of the hidden, whimsical world of bugs and flowers that can be found in a family’s yard or garden.'