Born in France, designed in Milan and produced in Nepal, cc-tapis is an Italian company presented in the Middle East by Iwan Maktabi. cc-tapis produces contemporary hand-knotted rugs which are created in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.

The company was founded by Nelcya Chamszadeh and Fabrizio Cantoni in France who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 18 years. In 2011 cc-tapis moved to Milan where the company is now based and a team of designers lead by Daniele Lora, art-director and partner, innovate through a new approach to traditional methods.

Far from mass production, cc-tapis aims to offer a tailored service to those who understand and enjoy a high-end product, where a three-month production time contains a story of ageless culture.

It is these values that form the bond between cc-tapis and Iwan Maktabi, their distributors in the region.

Iwan Maktabi is a leading carpet designing and manufacturing company engaged in the business since 1926, with presence in Lebanon and Dubai.

At the Downtown Design 2020 Digital Fair 2020, Iwan Maktabi presented cc-tapis' new 'Archer Collection'.

The Archer Collection is a new collection of hand-knotted rugs by Iranian artist Taher Asad-Bakthiari, handcrafted by cc-tapis.

The world debut will be a synchronized event between Milan and Dubai simultaneously. In addition, Iwan Maktabi will reveal its latest Iwan Maktabi X collaboration with Dubai’s very own Nadine Kanso. A limited edition carpet designed by Kanso for Iwan Maktabi.

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