3 MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 The new projects by cc-tapis presented on the occasion of Milan Design Week 2017 express the creativity and the inspirations of the designers who have collaborated with the brand, maintaining the focus on materials. From the geometric inspiration of Patricia Urquiola, to the new figurations of Federico Pepe. The refined reinterpretation of postindustrial influences of Faye Toogood, to the works of Chiara Andreatti and Studiopepe which look back at specific cultural references: the first being ancient Japan and the latter being the 20 s. Alex Proba and Mae Engelgeer celebrate color combining it with graphics, whilst Martino Gamper and Parisotto + Formenton play with architectural lay-out and intersections. COMPANY PROFILE cc-tapis was created in 2011 by the traditional Persian house Maison Chamszadeh, founded in 1943 and well known in France for the quality of its handknotted rugs. The main headquarters are now in Milan, where a team of designers innovate through a new approach to traditional methods. Undyed raw materials, innovative weaving patterns and techniques are a key part of the process. All cc-tapis rugs are completely handknotted by expert Tibetan artisans in Nepal. A strong respect for materials and for the culture of this ancient craft is reflected in the company s eco-friendly approach to every step of production, ranging from the hand spinning of the softest Himalayan wool to the use of purified rainwater for the washing of the final products, making each one of cc-tapis rugs unique. No chemicals, acids or artificial fibres are ever used in the process. 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.
5 ROTAZIONI A standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
6 ROTAZIONI B standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
7 ROTAZIONI A and B standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola Rotazioni plays on the repetition of overlapping cylindrical forms that emphasize the circle as the matrix of the design. A scale of pastel colors and chromatic contrasts insinuate the gradient on the surface of the cylinders creating a three dimensional effect. This enhances the volume and dynamic composition of the design: from this Rotazioni which translated means Rotations was born.
10 VISIONI A 2017 standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
11 VISIONI B 2017 standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool
12 VISIONI A and VISIONI B 2017 standard color version designed by Patricia Urquiola The already iconic rugs, presented for the first time in 2016, are presented this year in two new chromatic variations chosen by the designer Patricia Urquiola.
14 Patricia Urquiola Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in She lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic as well as the Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. She was an assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris where she was responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati s design group. In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture and installations. Amongst her latest projects in architecture are The Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue Hotel in Berlin, the Spa of the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, the Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan and the Il Sereno Hotel in Como; showrooms and installations for Gianvito Rossi, BMW, Cassina, Missoni, Moroso, Molteni, Officine Panerai, H&M, Santoni and the general concept of Pitti Immagine in Florence. She creates design products for the most important Italian and international companies, such as: Agape, Alessi, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Baccarat, Boffi, Budri, Cassina, De Padova, Driade, Ferragamo, Flos, Gan, Georg Jensen, Glas Italia, Haworth, Kartell, Kettal, Kvadrat, Listone, Giordano, Louis Vuitton, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Rosenthal and Verywood. Some of her work is displayed in various museums and collections, such as the MoMA in New York, Musée des Arts decoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Design in Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Triennale Museum in Milan. She has won several international prizes and awards including the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal in Fine Arts) awarded by the Spanish Government; Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I; Designer of the decade for two German magazines, Home and Häuser, Designer of the Year for Wallpaper, Ad Spain, Elle Decor International and Architektur und Wohnen Magazine. She was the Ambassador of the Milan Expo in She is Art Director of Cassina since September 2015.
15 WEFT TO WARP standard color version designed by Martino Gamper Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
16 WEFT TO WARP MIX standard color version designed by Martino Gamper Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
17 WEFT TO WARP PILE standard color version designed by Martino Gamper Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
18 WEFT TO WARP standard color versions designed by Martino Gamper This carpet explores the many skills of the craft of carpet knotting. The various materials are knotted into intersections and crossings of techniques and colours. The weaving manifests itself in the various pile heights creating a 3 dimensional texture.
19 Martino Gamper Martino Gamper (b. 1971, Merano, Italy) lives and works in London. Starting as an apprentice with a furniture maker in Merano, Gamper went on to study sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He completed a Masters in 2000 from the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under Ron Arad. Working across design and art venues, Martino Gamper engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry. Gamper has presented his works and projects internationally, selected exhibitions and commissions include: design is a state of mind, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014); Period Room, Palais De Tokyo, Paris; Tu casa, mi casa, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); Bench Years, London Design Festival commission, V&A Museum, London (2012); Gesamtkunsthandwerk (Karl Fritsch, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth New Zealand (2011); Project for Café Charlottenborg, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); Bench to Bench, public street furniture in East London in collaboration with LTGDC (2011); A 100 chairs in 100 Days, 5 Cromwell Place, London (2007); Wouldn t it be Nice...Wishful thinking in Art & Design, Centre d Art Contemporain, Genève (2007). Gamper was the recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art in 2011, and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Furniture Award in 2008 for his project A 100 Chairs in 100 days.
20 Inventory Installation by Faye Toogood Inventory by Faye Toogood On the occasion of the opening of the new cc-tapis showroom in Piazza Santo Stefano 10 in Milan, British designer Faye Toogood has created the installation and the collection Inventory. The installation showcases the initial starting references for the collection, inspired by Faye s material library. Experimental samples were translated and formed into an edition of 10 rugs. The design of the room places at its heart three elements that demonstrate the provenance of the collection - mesh, rubber and canvas - shown in Toogood s signature geometries Cube, Sphere and Cylinder.
22 CAGE charcoal color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
23 CAGE undyed color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
24 THREAD standard color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality C ( knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool, pure silk and cotton
25 TACK cream color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handmade in Nepal. Quality: hand woven Himalayan wool and linen
26 TACK raw color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handmade in Nepal. Quality: hand woven flatweave Himalayan wool and linen
27 PATCH raw color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handmade in Nepal. Quality: hand woven, hand shaved and hand painted Himalayan wool and linen
28 QUILT raw color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handmade in Nepal. Quality: hand woven flatweave with cotton inserts Himalayan wool and linen
29 Inventory collection designed by Faye Toogood
30 ROPE charcoal color version designed by Faye Toogood Proudly handmade in Nepal. Quality: hand woven flatweave with Himalayan wool inserts Himalayan wool and cotton
32 Inventory Collection designed by Faye Toogood British designer Faye Toogood has delved into her material library to create her new collection of rugs, produced in collaboration with the Italian manufacturer CC-Tapis. The wide range of materials, patterns and haberdashery in the Toogood archives provided the initial inspiration behind these new designs, which translate postindustrial influences such as vulcanised rubber, distressed plaster and security mesh into raw yet gentle furnishings. The resultant rugs experiment with a variety of quilting, applique and stitching techniques: Cage features a diamond latticework effect derived from steel grilles; Rope and Quilt incorporate sinuous appliqued coils; Stitch and Patch play with layering and fraying; and the diagonally bisected Tack features a graphic, abstracted stitching detail. Produced entirely by hand in Nepal, using eco-friendly wools and silks, it is the first time that hand-knotting and hand-weaving have been combined in the same rugs. The designs are available in a restrained palette of cream, charcoal and raw, undyed tones - the Toogood aesthetic given a fresh iteration for CC-Tapis. Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. All of her pieces are handmade by smallscale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material. With an academic training in the theory and practise of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct. Toogood s objects are grouped together into her trademark numbered Assemblages. This allows her to avoid the formulaic, to experiment with the materials and processes that dominate her thinking at a particular time. With each Assemblage, she engages not only with the products themselves but also with the threedimensional space in which they are exhibited, working across multiple disciplines to create a single body of work with an intuitive and unified narrative.
34 BLISS BIG red color version designed by Mae Engelgeer Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
35 BLISS WALL yellow color version designed by Mae Engelgeer Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
36 BLISS ROUND red color version designed by Mae Engelgeer Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
37 BLISS light yellow color version designed by Mae Engelgeer Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
38 BLISS red color version designed by Mae Engelgeer Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
39 Bliss collection designed by Mae Engelgeer Inspiration for this project came from a sample that Mae Engelgeer created, shaping round curves and trying to create a 3D effect. After a period of using straight graphic lines, and feeling almost captured by it, she felt the need to use bold shapes again. Keeping the playfulness of the Memphis movement in mind and experimenting with shape and color was the start of the BLISS collection. Mixing elements like pattern and form with different production techniques giving life to the rugs. Using high quality materials like Himalayan wool with pure silk makes some parts literally glow. She refers to it as jewellery for your space.
40 MAE ENGELGEER Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer attended the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut where she specialised in textile design, graduating in Later she was accepted to the prestigious Master Course in Applied Arts at the Sandberg Instituut and developed her first collection of textiles at TextielLab. In 2014 Engelgeer opened her own studio in Amsterdam, working on product design and development, installations, and international collaborations. Mae Engelgeer s work is characterised by a typical use of colour, geometric shapes and linear elements which is unmistakably hers. An eye for detail and sense of composition are important in her designs when it comes to introducing balance throughout a design. Her style has an open character that could be described as minimalistic with a playful twist. She cleverly combines craft, new technology and materials into beautiful textiles that enrich any home, without losing ground on refinement or quality.
42 RITOURNELLE standard color version designed by Federico Pepe Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
43 TURLURETTE standard color version designed by Federico Pepe Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
44 RITOURNELLE and TURLURETTE standard color version designed by Federico Pepe At the base of this project is an impressionist approach. Pepe started from his personal memories and feelings related to traditional carpet iconography, optically recreating classic decoration. After the first glance, modules start to emerge from distant worlds, abstract geometries that follow mathematical patterns like musical ritournelle or jingles, which is where the names of the rugs stem from. Federico Pepe was born in Omegna in 1976 and lives and works in Milan. Federico Pepe is a designer with an interest in how the communication process can be shaped, fully aware that the act of designing is increasingly an intertwining of disciplines. He is able to initiate and build relationships and experiences, educated to move between different practices, he is an artist, author, director, catalyst, cultural operator, creative, publisher, entrepreneur, curator, producer and adman.
45 THE ONE standard color version designed by Alex Proba Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
46 THE OTHER standard color version designed by Alex Proba Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ (152,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
47 THE ONE OR THE OTHER COLLECTION standard color version designed by Alex proba ONE OR THE OTHER is a collection inspired by various materials of the physical world that have opposing characteristics of fibre or textile with which they are paired. This collection is an abstract representation of the concept of unique worlds colliding and coexisting on one surface. Additionally, it is a celebration of color and pattern a positive stimulation of the senses. Founded in 2013 by Alex Proba, Studio Proba is a New York based multidisciplinary design studio focusing on product, graphic, environmental, furniture design and artwork. Alex is a multidisciplinary designer and art director from Germany. She studied spatial and graphic design at the Akademie Mode und Design Hamburg Germany, and product and furniture design at Design Academy Eindhoven Netherlands. In 2011, she moved to New York, where she worked for a number of companies. Alex was an Art Director at Kickstarter and Design Director at Mother New York. She has been recognized by Print Magazine for its annual New Visual Artists Review, selecting 20 international designers under the age of 30. Her clients include Nike, Target, Google, AIGA, Oscar Health, Mother New York, General Assembly, Maison Gerard, Kickstarter among many others.
48 FASUMA A standard color version designed by Chiara Andreatti Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality C (60,000 knots/sqm approx.) unyded Himalayan wool in different pile heights and finishings
49 FASUMA B standard color version designed by Chiara Andreatti Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality C (60,000 knots/sqm approx.) unyded Himalayan wool in different pile heights and finishings
50 FASUMA standard color versions designed by Chiara Adreatti A carpet made from natural undyed materials that looks back to ancient Japan for inspiration. Made completely from undyed Himalayan wool whose natural shades go from tones of sand and brown to dirty whites. Connected to age-old customs, where rugs were laid around the fire or irori, the traditional centre of the home. Born in Veneto not far from Venice Chiara Andreatti moved to Milan where she graduated in Industrial Design at IED in 2003 and attended a master at Domus Academy. She collaborated in design studios such as Raffaella Mangiarotti, Renato Montagner and since 2006, she has worked with studio Lissoni Associati(MI), whilst at the same time, following parallel freelance projects and working with companies like Atipico, Glas Italia, Non Sans Raison, cctapis, Covo, Reflex, Casamilano and Armani Jeans. With a continuous research for aesthetics she often combines the artisan culture of her venetian roots with the design and industrial needs believing that an handcrafted and poetic touch on everyday objects will enrich our life.
51 CASELLARIO MONOCROMO 2.0 standard color version designed by Parisotto + Formenton Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A (125,000 knots/sqm approx.) Himalayan wool and pure silk
52 CASELLARIO MONOCROMO 2.0 standard color version designed by Parisotto + Formenton The continuation of the design research that inspired the first rug designed by Parisotto + Formenton in 2014 was the foundation for the new Casellario Monochrome 2.0. The geometry of the rug, with highly contemporary lines, recalls the patterns of wooden or stone floors laid in in a casellario or block form. The geometry of the design is disturbed by a few exceptions, some of the horizontal strips, each with a varying size, have oblique cuts breaking the pattern of the rug. The rug plays on the apparent contradiction of one color. The fields of color are juxtaposed with different materials (Himalayan wool and pure silk) which give varying depths and tones of the same color, it s read as a series of tone-on-tone nuances with contrasting levels of brilliance.
53 PARISOTTO + FORMENTON Aldo Parisotto (Monselice, 1962) and Massimo Formenton (Padua, 1964) studied architecture at the IUAV of Venice in the late 1980s. In 1990 their professional partnership started and they founded their own design firm in Padua. In 2004 Parisotto + Formenton opened a new office in Milan, Italy. Their research is oriented toward a range of different design themes: architecture, museums and cultural centres, commercial facilities, residences and interior design. Forming long-term relationships with Italian and international brands in the retail sector, gaining experience on both national and international levels (in many European countries, the United States and the Far East. In the area of industrial design the studio works with leading companies in the lighting, furniture and yacht sectors and is in charge of the art direction of design brands Baleri Italia and True Design.
55 HELLO SONIA A wall hanging designed by Studiopepe. Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality OLDIE Himalayan wool
56 HELLO SONIA B wall hanging designed by Studiopepe. Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality OLDIE Himalayan wool
57 HELLO SONIA standard color version designed by Studiopepe. Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality OLDIE Himalayan wool
58 HELLO SONIA grey color version designed by Studiopepe. Proudly made in Nepal. Quality: handwoven Himalayan wool and vegetal silk
59 Hello Sonia collection designed by Studiopepe. A collection of rugs and wall hangings that have been loosely inspired by the compositions of Sonia Delaunay. The combination of graphics, geometry and color give life to a seemingly random pattern that, through different methods and inserts of fringes and brass, create a language inspired by the twenties. In the place of words, a geometry made from wool and metal are harmoniously combined to create a type of visual poetry.
60 STUDIOPEPE. Studiopepe is a design agency renowned for its eclectic and layered perspective. Founded in Milan in 2006, the agency takes a visionary and multidisciplinary approach to design. Our strongly recognizable identity is based on experimentation, citations, and unusual associations that seek uniqueness and respect the client s individuality. Studiopepe s projects are characterized by their emotional and aesthetic impact, melding rigour with vision, and the continuous search for contaminations of contemporary codes and languages. Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto founded Studiopepe, both coming from solid design experience; together they realize styling projects with strong emotional value. Given their eclectic and composite background, Studiopepe is focused on creative consultancy in all forms of manifestation. ARIANNA LELLI MAMI Arianna graduated at Politecnico di Milano in Interior Design. She has always been fascinated by the way people live and inhabit space, she looks at design from a viewpoint that is free from rigid schemes. Passionate about art, she collects objets trouvés that are then reexplored and utilized to create installations that often inspire projects for the agency. Recently, she has been working on a personal project that unites rediscovered photography with collage. CHIARA DI PINTO Following an accademic training in fine arts, Chiara received her degree in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano. In 1996 she started collaborating as an interior stylist and journalist for many Italian and international magazines. Due to her artistic path, she has always had a strong interest in materials, shapes, and colours; her approach to design and her love of research is istinctive and endless.
62 ECAILLES DEGRADÉ 2.0 terracotta color version Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A 125,000 knots/sqm approx. from EH-01 to EH-10 himalayan wool and A-060 silk
63 MINI INFINI SOIE tundra color version Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A 125,000 knots/sqm approx. BL-05 and AH-12 himalayan wool; A-060 silk
64 DIAMOND SOIE faded color version Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ 152,000 knots/sqm approx. BL-06, CA-09, AI-06, DO-10, BL % lighter himalayan wool and BL-06, CA-09 silk
65 DIPPED ANGLE cipria color version Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ 152,000 knots/sqm approx. CR-06 and EJ-09 himalayan wool and silk, AF-11 himalayan wool, natural silk and aloe.
66 DIPPED FRAME rosa antico color version Proudly handknotted in Nepal. Quality A+ 152,000 knots/sqm approx. EH-07, EH-07 + himalayan wool, EH-07 silk.