CC Tapis for Maarten De Ceulaer
These last 3 "Feathers" rugs were launched in 2020 in a mostly digital manner, so come and check them out in the flesh now! This year the fluttery plumage of CC-tapis’ "Feathers" Collection will include 3 new species: "Feathers Rectangular", "Feathers Freeform big" and "Feathers Runner". A flock of unique rugs which were born from Maarten De Ceulaer's affinity for birds. The works of John James Audubon and John Gould have regularly served as a source of inspiration to De Ceulaer who pairs and clips digital scans together, tweaking and morphing them into further abstraction. Shapes, colors, and textures are rearranged into enchanting and absorbing compositions. The collages are then translated into rich and sophisticated rugs, hand-knotted in Himalayan wool and silk. To achieve the high level of detail in De Ceulaer's collages and to give life to the digital artworks, the highest quality of Tibetan handknotting is used with approximately 250.000 individual knots per square meter. Different levels of pile-height are hand-cut to create a sense of depth, emphasizing the feathers’ shapes giving the collection a fine and rich texture.
Piazza Santo Stefano10
September 5-10 2021