08/01/2020 - cc-tapis
bursts into 2020 with the presentation of new creations and the extensions of existing collections by Mae Engelgeer
, Cristina Celestino
and Bethan Laura Wood
. In particular, cc-tapis will participate at IMM and M&O exhibiting new undyed colors of the Bliss collection by Mae Engelgeer and the Super Fake Hot collection by Bethan Laura Wood, in Europe for the first time. Added to these are Plissé, the new design by Cristina Celestino, and Chand, a rug designed by the cc-tapis design lab, which will be presented exclusively at M&O.
For this new color-combination Mae Engelgeer accentuates the inherent beauty of natural materials. Created with completely undyed yarns, the iconic and sculptural design of the Bliss collection highlights the wide palette of natural hues available in Himalayan wool. “In this calm and natural version of the Bliss rugs, I show my appreciation for the beauty of nature”.
Once Himalayan sheep are shorn, their wool can be separated into a wide spectrum of natural color, ranging from light to dark tones. Exploring this richness, Engelgeer was able to translate the complexity of the Bliss designs into pure and essential shades, adding a new subtlety to the collection.
Giving the impression of folded and pleated fabric, Plissé’s soft and elegant design gives a playful nod to the world of scenography. The delicate movement in the design reveals hints of pure silk in the lining of the layered fabrics, evoking the trompe l’oeil spirit of Roberta di Camerino’s iconic designs from the 1950s. A three-dimensional mirage is created through artisanal dying methods where 3 base colors are meticulously applied to achieve 23 shades of color. Each layer of the design has a special pile height, shaved by hand, reinforcing the illusion of the unforeseen.
Super Fake “Hot”
Super Fake Hot is the new color-combination created by Bethan Laura Wood for her already well-known collection Super Fake. A new color-palette of warm and vibrant tones for the Super Rock and the Super Round rugs which were originally launched in June 2019 at Cabana Home in Beijing, China.
The Chand rug is inspired by the unusual story of Indian sculptor Nek Chand, a government official of Chandigarh, who in 1957 secretly started to build a garden in his spare time, in a national park where construction was forbidden. To do so, he started collecting materials from demolition sites around the city to build hundreds of ceramic-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals, which became the residents of the Rock Garden of Chandigarh. Only discovered by the authorities in 1975, it was scheduled for demolition but due to public outcry the park was inaugurated as an official public space shortly after and can still be visited today.
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Bethan Laura Wood + Super Fake “Hot”
Super Fake “Hot”