James Shaw, ‘Oh Gee Carpet in Pink’, 2016, Etage Projects
James Shaw, ‘Oh Gee Carpet in Pink’, 2016, Etage Projects
James Shaw, ‘Oh Gee Carpet in Pink’, 2016, Etage Projects
James Shaw, ‘Oh Gee Carpet in Pink’, 2016, Etage Projects

Interpretation of a plinth as a carpet by James Shaw, for the exhibition "The Plinth Project" at Etage Projects.

The Carpet as Plinth:

The carpet is a hybrid object between architecture and furniture. In mass-culture away from salons of design it is a key area of expression where people interact with the appearance of their homes.

The plinth emerged through classical antiquity a box decorated with the language of architecture, comings, moldings et al. merging sculptures with their surroundings.

Essentially moulding are simple devices to hide junctions between materials and planes, but they have developed their own mystique. A mainstay of DIY superstores - the mass-market venue for dissemination of architecture is the polystyrene architrave, pediment and ceiling rose ready to glue onto your living room wall.

The Plinth Project, 2016, Etage Projects

The carpet is a hybrid object between architecture and furniture. In mass-culture away from salons of design it is a key area of expression where people interact with the appearance of their homes. The plinth emerged through classical antiquity: a box decorated with the language of architecture, covings, mouldings, et al. merging sculptures with their surrounding. Essentially moldings are simple devices to hide junctions between materials and planes, but they have developed their own mystique. A mainstay of DIY superstores - the mass-market venue for dissemination of architecture - is the polystyrene architrave, pediment and ceiling rose ready to glue onto your living room wall.