Rug installation at Exhibition The Barn

Optic Garden ’23

Location: Bridgehampton

In collaboration with The Rug Company, Frampton Co presents Optic Garden at Exhibition The Barn in Bridgehampton, June 21 – July 26.

Optic Garden showcases a curated selection of rugs designed by leading creatives for The Rug Company, including “Undercover,” a new bespoke rug designed by Elena Frampton, Principal at Frampton Co, alongside contemporary paintings by Christine Keefe, and ceramics by Kalya O’Donoghue.

Inspired to bring an element of the three-dimensional to a typically two-dimensional object, Elena Frampton designed “Undercover” using a trompe l’oeil effect. The design marries optical illusion with traditional ornamentation, as a floral-patterned rug appears to peel back from the floor at opposing corners, offering both a decorative and architectural statement within interior space. Echoing the inspiration behind “Undercover,” the exhibition re-contextualizes form, function, and ornamentation in the display. Rugs cascade down the wall and onto the floor, putting the artistry and creative vision of the designs in full view. The selection of rugs, curated by Elena Frampton, include creative perspectives across a range of industries with additional designs by Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Sarabande, and The Rug Company.

Optic Garden is open to the public every Thursday and Friday, 11am-5pm, and visits outside public hours may be arranged by appointment.