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Lines collection designed by Philippe Malouin for cc-tapis
The perfect mixture of vision, design and craftsmanship, Lines is a minimal yet essential collection of rugs with a very simple off-white and monochromatic color palette.
The collection is part of the Gesture project, where cc-tapis explores the power of the spontaneous gesture as a form of pure creation, including designs by Philippe Malouin, Patricia Urquiola, Sabine Marcelis, Yuri Himuro and Mae Engelgeer.
In the video Philippe Malouin presents Lines, it began through experimenting and sketching with wax crayons. The designer instinctively traced parallel lines and focused on the irregularity created by the crayons. “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.
Video by Malaka