January 11, 2012

Hey Jack!

Our friends across the pond seem to be a rather talked-about bunch these days, whether it’s news of royalty tying the knot or rowing on the world’s biggest sporting stage this Summer.

Add that to their great history, architecture and design hubs, and we wanted to show our respect with a fresh take on a current trend, which brings us to the launch of  - Hey Jack.

A symbol as recognizable as any, the Union Jack image has been seen everywhere.

So with the launch of our new Spring collection (coming January 17th!) we take that age-old motif and put the FLOR stamp on it by churning it into a geometrical grid. Its bright, primary and bold colors are a great decorating complement no matter your style.

Don’t be afraid of it. Stick in some solids and break it up even more, then share your story with us so we can get your take on it.

Source - Image 1: Flor.com Image 2: ezarchitecture.com Image 3: atouchofart.co.uk Image 4: http://blog.szeretnivalo.hu/ferfiaknak/ferfias-diszek/

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12 Responses to “Hey Jack!”

  1. Jon King Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Nice, clear historical reference. A new twist on a classic icon. Do know of the history to the original Union Jack design?

  2. Rene Skelton Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Although the design from an abstract point of view is very interesting, I don’t think this is a very good idea in respect to a country’s flag. If you did this to our USA flag, you’d be showing high disrespect to our nation and its flag by having someone walk or sit all over it. http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf

  3. Sarah Deeds Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    The British Flag is one of the nicer ones from a purely artistic perspective. Its simple graphic design lends it self nicely to this sort of thing. But I agre with Rene….not very respectful to be walking all over it. Perhaps it will sell well to former subjects all over the world.

  4. Libby Petersen Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Really have to agree here; not sure if “respect” is the sentiment this product conveys. Using flag imagery in carpeting seems to go against basic flag etiquette for any country. Would FLOR consider selling an American flag version of this design?

  5. Reed Fulton Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This carpet has great graphic punch! It’s an homage to the flag, not a replica. Get over it!

  6. Panyard Gallery Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    love it!

  7. grace Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    i love it!

  8. Brit Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I disagree with the disrespect notion. To me, it’s all about intent. Burning a flag is one thing, but to take a cool design and incorporate into a different context as something you can enjoy in your home is entirely different.

  9. Sandy Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    As a Brit I find this a bit tasteless and reeking of double standards. It shows a lack of respect. What message are you trying to send? That’s its ok to chop up a national symbol and walk all over it? Try doing this with the US flag. You’ll get boycotted very quickly.

  10. Sandy Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    @jon, the Union Jack combines the white diagonal St Andrews cross of Scotland, with the red diagonal St Patricks cross all over the red cross of St George (England). The flag has a right way up. Wikipedia gives you the full story.

  11. Susie Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE it! The geometric design is wonderful. The distress adds to the whole look. I don’t really see the British flag, but I do see a great design! It’s fabulous in the black! As far as taking it to heart that you would be walking on a flag. Get over it! It was BRIT “INSPIRED”! To me, it looks a little quite nautical! Great job Flor!

  12. Kate Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Flag references in design always excites me! Appropriation of a classical motif is completely within the bar of respectability. I love the clean basic colors of flag designs with bold shape abstraction, especially as it is used in signal flags for sailing!