STROKE 1.0 By cc-tapis
Handmade Himalayan Wool rug
Sabine Marcelis, known for her masterful manipulation of color and shade, debuts a new collection for cc-tapis, Stroke. Each room is envisioned as a blank canvas and the rug as the singular gesture onto which one builds a composition. Starting from these domestic associations, Marcelis considers the expressive potential of everyday life. “The house is like a canvas and we are constantly creating drawings and marks and traces with our daily gestures. Strokes, wipes, brushes, streaks; surfaces become a temporary canvas. The rugs I designed for cc-tapis capture two of those gestures in a permanent state,” she says of her creative process, which also took cues from Lichtenstein’s pop-art brushstroke paintings and the colorful fields of Pablo Tomek’s spontaneous movements, harnessing the totality of the gesture within each design.
Each rug features a gradient of color saturation and pile height, mirroring the three-dimensionality and irregular pigment of a stroke of paint. The ridges and valleys a painter relies on to build intensity are rendered in dyed wool, highlighting the thoughtful craftsmanship present in each cc-tapis creation.
Stroke 1.0: A+ (152.000 knots/sqm approx)
Stroke 2.0: A (125.000 knots/sqm approx)