It takes a particular genius to pluck influences from different centuries, cultures, mediums, and then layer them together to produce a fluent new design language. With his second collection for Patterson Flynn, designer Thomas O’Brien has done exactly that. Drawing from his personal trove of treasures including Japanese Katagami stencils and French mid-century paintings, O’Brien created a linked set of patterns with a shared vocabulary of classicism and a sense of the hand. Full of motifs that were painteddrawn, and collaged by O’Brien himself, the rugs speak to each other and pair up into beautiful visual phrases while retaining their own unique meanings. With a diversity of constructions and patterns, it’s a collection that combines to form an utterly individual, endlessly malleable foundation.