OBJECT CARPET GmbH mourns the death of its founder and visionary, Roland Butz

OBJECT CARPET GmbH is deeply saddened to announce the death of its founder and visionary, Roland Butz. He passed away on 8th September 2023 in Zurich at the age of 82.

Roland Butz founded the company OBJECT CARPET in 1972 and left his mark on the carpet industry with his passion for design and quality. He recognised early on the potential of carpet as an aesthetic and functional element in architecture, especially in interiors such as hotels and offices. His distinctive flair for colour design and innovation set new standards in the industry and established OBJECT CARPET as a premium brand on an international level.

He had a particular passion for artistic product photography. He presented carpet not only as a functional element but also as an art object, differentiating OBJECT CARPET from other suppliers and firmly anchoring the brand in the world of architecture and design.

“Roland Butz was not only an entrepreneur but also a visionary. His passion and commitment to quality and design made OBJECT CARPET what it is today. His passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. We are losing a pioneer, a mentor and an esteemed entrepreneur,” says Daniel Butz, CEO of OBJECT CARPET. The OBJECT CARPET family will honour Roland’s legacy and continue his vision. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.