riangles, circles, stripes and squares create fantastical backdrops, designing faraway lands full of magic. Spotted at Maison&Objet 2018, this is what the latest carpets look like: evocative, hand-woven and Made in Italy.
- What is it? Cartesio and Óm by CC-Tapis, contemporary hand-woven carpets.
- What is special about it? Cartesio and Cartesio Outline draw their inspiration from Flatlandia, the fantastical novel written in 1884 by the reverend Edwin A. Abbott. These carpets become parallel universes inhabited by geometric shapes, their vibrant graphics add a touch of sass to the whole room. Óm on the contrary, is a magical carpet that evokes the same mood, colours and emotions of a Moroccan desert at night-time.
- How is it made? The carpets are woven by hand by expert Nepalese craftsmen in keeping with traditional Tibetan manufacturing techniques and are based on patterns by two Italian designers. Each carpet is woven with over 232.000 knots for square-metre.
- Who is it by? Elena Salmistrato for Cartesio and Federica Biasi for Óm are two emerging young designers both passionate about art (their main source of inspiration). Elena is an artist from Milan who works as an illustrator and product designer, Federica is a designer who is inspired by the simple aesthetic of Scandinavian design.
- We have chosen it because… Cartesio and Óm by CC-Tapis have eye-catching contemporary graphic patterns. The perfect combination of tradition (from Nepal) and modernity (Made in Italy design); this creates an intimate, welcoming and dreamy space, in which we would love to lose our bearings.