2021 was fairly the yr for cc-tapis! Not solely did the Italian rug firm have fun its tenth birthday, it labored with Patricia Urquiola on their sixth collaboration and started new collaborative relationships with Belgian duo Muller Van Severen and Italian artist Edoardo Piermattei. This was additionally the yr cc-tapis entered e-commerce – rethinking every thing from product kind to gross sales technique – and launched a restricted version assortment obtainable solely of their e-shop.
The corporate’s three new collections couldn’t be extra totally different from each other. Urquiola launched her Venus Energy assortment that places forth a powerful, female power that’s each releasing and joyful. The Ombra assortment, by Muller Van Severen, is an experiment of types that invitations you to expertise the third dimension in a two-dimensional airplane. Lastly, is the Dagallà assortment. Right here, Italian artist Edoardo Piermattei’s formations seem to emerge from a rug. Let’s dig in to some extra of the nitty gritty on all three tasks beneath.
The Venus Energy assortment, designed by Patricia Urquiola, celebrates life – irrespective of who you establish as. Leaning female, these bulbous, cloud-like rugs invite you to search out your personal power. “…if everybody – women and men – thought-about and embraced each facet of themselves, we may add extra dimension and shade to the best way we method on a regular basis life,” stated Fabrizio Cantoni, CEO of cc-tapis. With edges outlined by heavy black traces, the daring swooshes of shade discovered inside are impressed by none apart from Venus’s environment. Hand-knotted by Tibetan artisans, the rug assortment options 4 designs: Weallcomefromvenus, Nuvola, Cirrus, and Venus. Every is on the market in three shade combos: blue, pink, and inexperienced.
Muller Van Severen’s Ombra assortment appears to be like to shadows to convey the looks of floating and flying shapes and so as to add dimension to an area. Whereas the collaboration itself started just about between the 2 manufacturers, founders Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen had been extra conventional with their course of, and started by making fashions with paper, cardboard, and lightweight. They had been then capable of take it from 2D to 3D with an help from the flashlights on their telephones! All the reducing, sticking, and photographing created layers and gave dimension to what would finally change into a bunch of Himalayan wool and pure silk hand-knotted rugs. The Ombra assortment is on the market in two designs: one monochromatic and the opposite graphic and multi-colored.
The place to begin for Edoardo Piermattei’s Dagallà assortment was the Arabic-derived phrase “Dag allah” – actually that means “saved by god.” The time period is the origin of the Italian phrase “dagala,” which speaks to the islands lined in vegetation that develop from the solidified lava round Mount Etna. Turin, Italy-based Piermattei sees it as a hyperlink between japanese and western cultures, and recognized the potential of creating rugs with rising natural formations. He describes the gathering’s identify as turning into “the pores and skin of this new formation.” As a result of Piermattei normally may be discovered creating giant frescos, murals, and sculptures, he labored from the underside up utilizing an aerial view. To him, Dagallà is a hyperlink that eliminates any form of distance, and acts as a logo of coexistence between previous and current. The Dagallà assortment consists of three rugs: Formation 1, Formation 2, and Formation 3.
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