Meet the Designer


Malene b- Custom Handmade Carpets is built around the authentic image and talent of its principal designer, Malene Barnett. Malene b is a Brooklyn based carpet designer with a multi-disciplinary background in textile arts, painting and illustration. Malene b’s unique carpets, inspired by her international travels, boldly interpret cultural icons, landscapes and rituals in an entirely fresh and personal way. Her passion for all things cultural stems from Malene b’s world travels to places like Dakar, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur. Her signature style incorporates the use of three dimensional hand sculpting techniques resulting in varied surfaces, pile heights and textures. Malene b proudly supports Goodweave and Aid to Artisans in their quest to eliminate child labor practices, provide education and preserve handmade crafts in Africa, Asia and South America. Her work has been featured in several national and international magazines such as Interior Design, New York Magazine and Hospitality Design.