Cult design brand cc-tapis presents a genre-defining collection of handwoven rugs at the fair
cc-tapis will present their work in the Middle East for the second time at Downtown Design in 2018. The boutique Italian brand cc-tapis has enjoyed cult success due to its beautifully curated collection of handwoven rugs, a result of collaborations with some of the world’s most influential designers, not least of all Patricia Urquiola. Their bespoke approach means that individual pieces are produced for clients who understand and enjoy a high-end product, where a three month production time contains a story of ageless culture. The rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal and can be customized in colour and size, making each piece truly unique.
The company was founded by Nelcya and Fabrizio Cantoni in France who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 17 years. In 2011 cc-tapis moved to Milan where the company is now based and a team of designers innovate through a new approach to traditional methods.
A strong respect for the materials and for the culture of this ancient craft is reflected in the company’s eco-friendly approach to every step of production, ranging from the hand spinning of the softest Himalayan wool to the use of purified rainwater for the washing of the final products, making each one of cc-tapis rugs unique.
At this year’s Downtown Design they will present Bliss, a collection designed by Mae Engelgeer that riffs on 3D design and echoes the playfulness of the Memphis movement in its colour and geometry.
Graduated in 2004, Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer, attended the Amsterdam Fashion Institute where she specialized in textile design. The Dutch textile designer was inspired by a sample she created; where she was shaping round curves and trying to create a 3D effect. After a period of using straight graphic lines, and feeling almost captured by it, Mae felt the need to use bold shapes again. The Bliss Collection started by keeping the playfulness of the Memphis movement in mind and experimenting with shape and color.
Mixing elements like pattern and form with different production techniques gave life to the rugs. High quality materials like Himalayan wool with pure silk add a literal glow to parts of the rug. Mae Engelgeer refers to the creation as “jewelry” for your space.
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