Born in France. Designed in Milan. Produced in Nepal. So goes the slogan of cc-tapis, an Italian company that produces contemporary hand-knotted carpets that are created in the fascinating Asian country by expert Tibetan craftsmen.
The Parisian trade fair Maison&Objet has welcomed the exposition of cc-tapis, that, among the new collections, has presented Parvata, the new work by Jean-Marie Massaud. It is a carpet inspired by the natural wonders of the rock formations of the Himalayas.
“Parvata is a segment of the Himalayas – explains Jean-Marie Massaud – The Nepalese and Tibetan craftsmen, masters in the art of the hand-knotted carpet, have translated our concept of their traditional aesthetic language to transmit the natural wonders of the rock formations of the Himalayas.”
The spirit of Nepal, in addition to the weaving that comprises the carpet, is also found in the name: “Parvata” is the Nepalese word that means mountain and it has been produced by cc-tapis in the valley of Kathmandu, fascinating place that is located at the foot of the Himalayas.
The series is comprised of 6 hand-knotted pieces in silk with linen borders, and the first limited edition is numbered and signed by Massaud.
Sold privately in the boutique Silvera Bac during Maison&Objet, all the revenue has been devolved to the non-profit organisation cc-foreducation and will be used to provide a complete education to Nepalese students.
Not only, at M&O there were many other products by cc-tapis, like Mazzolino by Studio Klaas that makes reference to Italian Renaissance architecture, Envolée by Cristina Celestino, a delicate and hypnotic article with refined charm.
Lastly, the Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer expands the Bliss family with Ultimate Bliss, where sculptural and three-dimensional effects are the protagonists.