BROOKLYN, N.Y.–Brooklyn designer Malene Barnett will launch her new line of custom handmade area rugs and carpets at the Hospitality Design Boutique Show in Miami, Sept. 14 and 15. Called malene b, the company will reflect Barnett’s international travels, interpreting cultural icons, landscapes and rituals. She specializes in Tibetan hand-knotted wool, New Zealand hand-tufted wool and wool/silk options, and targets residential, commercial and hospitality markets.
Her Signature collection is comprised of six designs, including Mehndi, reflective of the henna tradition of Hindu brides; Wolof, which is influenced by the garments of the Wolof people of Senegal; and Papunya, which reinterprets Aboriginal Dot Art paintings. All of her patterns are made to order in any size, shape and color and feature three-dimensional hand sculpting.