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Axminister wool carpet was first developed in Axminster, England in 1755 as a way to emulate richly hued Turkish carpets. Two hundred and fifty-eight years later, it is still the preferred carpet weave for hotels, conference centers, and historic buildings.

This Axminster carpet is for Grand Prefunction and Ballroom spaces in a four star resort in North Carolina.

The carpet was a custom design and is the result of a collaboration between Hotel & Home designers at Glavé & Holmes Architecture, and Stark Carpet.

The scale of the patterns, the space in which it will be installed, and the client’s desire to minimize seams all led to production on a unique 5 meter wide loom.

The various elements incorporated into the design include references from architectural elements on the nearby Duke Campus as well as medallions, some of which are over 25 feet in diameter for the largest of the ballrooms.

Stay tuned for more updates as we follow the progress of the design, creation, and installation of this custom broadloom.