|1976||born in Düsseldorf, Germany|
|1997-2003||studied industrial design at Berlin’s University of the Arts|
|Since 2004||has been working as a freelance designer|
|Since 2009||Creative designer and Managing Director at Lyk Carpet|
Mareike Lienau of Lyk Carpet is a designer and passionate explorer, who has a knack for rediscovering traditional crafting techniques and translating them into a contemporary style. Her brand’s natural carpets are characterized by a harmonious combination of traditional Tibetan knotting techniques and Western ideas as regards colors, forms and timeless designs. “Three aspects are important to me: identifying with what I do, ensuring a prudent use of natural resources, and creating calm, emotionally appealing designs,” she says. She attaches as much value to natural materials and vegetable dyes as to fair, socially responsible and eco-friendly manufacturing. Each of her carpets is a handcrafted one-of-a-kind piece with a unique character – for people who see much more in a handmade carpet than merely a soft floor covering. Prices on request, starting at 850 euros per m2.