Of COURSE you remember them. They were everywhere kids were for a brief moment in time. Teal, purple, and yellow confetti star-and-squiggle carpets were absolutely ubiquitous in arcades, malls, and especially multiplex theaters around the country in the 1990s.
Indie production house A24 explains the carpet’s origins, discovering that the fabulously chaotic design “served a dual purpose of offering a futuristic experience while also camouflaging the pastiche of melted Jujubes and spilled soda byproduct of excited theater patrons.”
“The Dimensional Innovations team would actually dump Coca-Cola on these new carpets, let it soak in, walk all over them, and check to see if it changed the colors. It didn’t. Even blacklight lights wouldn’t reveal the stains.
“…They officially branded this genre of carpeting as Electra-Dye. The chaos was a response to the desires of multiplex owners in the 1990s. They wanted something outlandish, that made you feel like you were at a theme park—and they got it. The Durkan Fun Time Collection of patterns was born, a carpet catalogue containing a boundless galaxy of squiggles, stars, planets, movie reels, gradients, confetti, swirls, soundwaves, swishes, and more.”
I want this carpet for my rec room. When I get a rec room.