MALENE BARNETT

Heirloom Malene B rugs and gallery quality limited prints.

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    MALENE BARNETT

    Malene Barnett, founder of Malene B rugs and wall art, was born in New York City to Caribbean parents. Barnett was raised on the Norwalk coastline of Connecticut on a diet of soca, reggae, and Caribbean folktales. As a child, she began painting to help her express creativity. Later on, she developed an interest in textile design. Today, Malene Barnett is best known as one of New York City’s most profiled and influential designers, creating bespoke ceramics, carpets and art. She translates images and patterns from her original artwork into her unique product line, Malene B rugs. Malene Barnett is most inspired by the unique energy and culture of New York City, Africa and the Caribbean. She has also discovered inspiration for her rug designs from sources including the Senegalese vendors in Harlem and the jerk sellers on Brooklyn street corners. Malene Barnett brings her experiences from traveling to 25 countries back home with her to create work that is representative of global influence. Over the past two decades, her textile and pattern work of Malene B rugs has been featured in Interior Design, New York Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Luxe + Design Magazine and House Beautiful. Barnett has appeared as a guest speaker on Morning Joe, MSNBC Your Business and TEDX. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and is the founder of the Black Artists and Designer’s Guild, a global platform of independent Black artists, makers and designers across various art and design disciplines, to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry.