LAPSE 1Duccio Maria Gambi
Hand knotted in the cc-tapis atelier in Kathmandu, Nepal. The rug is made with a cotton weave, a Himalayan wool and linen, coming from the areas surrounding the atelier. 89.000 individual knots per square meter approximately. The sale of every rug supports cc-for education.
Tempore, Latin term denoting a temporary or provisional period. The starting point for the creative process of a collection of hand-knotted rugs made of Himalayan wool evoking a temporarily interval of time in which the anatomy of each piece emerges and dissolves. Tempore fixes this translation and permanent deformation of the two opposite entities evolving in four dimensions. Analyzing the relationship between natural and artificial, the Italian designer Duccio Maria Gambi evoked the process of disintegration and re-appropriation that nature constantly operates on the space designed and lived by man. A relationship between movement and stillness, between growth and decay passing through different messages and consistencies living in a common permanent unit.
LEADTIME: Most cc-tapis products are made-to-order with a lead time of 16-18 weeks, selected products may however be in stock. Please inquire with us for details.
Born in France. Designed in Milan. Produced in Nepal.
cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted rugs which are created in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.
The company was founded by Nelcya Chamszadeh and Fabrizio Cantoni in France who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 18 years. In 2011 cc-tapis moved to Milan where the company is now based and a team of designers lead by Daniele Lora, art-director and partner, innovate through a new approach to traditional methods.
A strong respect for the 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.
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.