Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis

Himalayan wool rugs reproduce the irregularity created by wax crayons

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Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis
12/05/2020 - cc-tapis presents new Lines rugs designed by Philippe Malouin, a minimal yet essential collection with a very simple off-white and monochromatic color palette.
 
Lines began through experimenting and sketching with wax crayons. Philippe Malouin instinctively traced parallel lines and focused on the irregularity created by the crayons.


 
In the video production by Malaka Studio, Malouin explains: “I thought it might be interesting to try and replicate this irregularity in a rug.” The design evolved through trial and error with the final aesthetic being very much part of an experimental process.
 
Working closely with cc-tapis’ art director Daniele Lora, special Tibetan craftsmanship was combined with a clever “dip-dying” technique for coloring the Himalayan wool. The combination of which achieved the same imprecise feeling of the original drawings, irregular lines with soft and uneven tones.
Philippe Malouin_photo by Omar Sartor

Philippe Malouin_photo by Omar Sartor

This irregularity is accentuated during production when one weaver takes over from another. Each weaver uses a different ball of yarn which results in a “glitch” in the design which starts to take a stylistic shape of its own, giving the same impression of when drawing with wax crayons. This particular feature which makes each rug completely unique from each another.
 
Lines is part of Gesture, the cc-tapis 2020 collection to be officially launched in June. With this project cc-tapis explores the enduring power of the spontaneous gesture, from the stroke of a paintbrush to the scribble of a crayon, so much of an artist's power is bound up in the notion and process of the movement behind the final design. Gesture include designs by Patricia Urquiola, Sabine Marcelis, Yuri Himuro and Mae Engelgeer.

cc-tapis ® on ARCHIPRODUCTSLines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Lines_photo by Omar Sartor

Philippe Malouin_photo by Omar Sartor

Philippe Malouin_photo by Omar Sartor

Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis

Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis

Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis

Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis

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