cc-tapis revealed the new collection designed by Federico Pepe and launched Avril 2015 in
the showroom in the heart of Brera design district.
The three pieces - named Eyes in Chains, Pilgrimage in Tokyo, Boyaketekka - are part of the Spazio Pontaccio collection - inside the Signature Collection. I love the big, bold graphic and the whimsical, throwback to the 50's design.
Federico Pepe Le Dictateur is an italian polyhedric artist and creative director passionate about typography and graphic design. During the last Milan Design Week, Federico was also the set designer of Spazio Pontaccio where the whole SP Plus Collection was presented.
Read an 'unusual' interview to Federico on Cool Hunting - june 2014
UP: Eyes in Chains, Pilgrimage in Tokyo, Boyaketekka - Signature Collection by Federico Pepe for cc-tapis
AFTER: The installation at Spazio Pontaccio
cc-tapis was created in 2011 by the traditional Persian house Maison Chamszadeh, founded in 1943 and well known in France for the quality of its handknotted rugs. The main headquarters are now in Milan, where a team of designers innovates through a new approach to the traditional methods. Undyed raw materials, innovative weaving patterns and techniques are key part of the process. All cc-tapis rugs are completely handknotted by expert Tibetan artisans in Nepal. 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 the 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. No chemicals, acids or artificial fibres are ever used in the process. 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.
Together with the Spazio Pontaccio collection, cc-tapis presented also the Cross(me)knot collection designed by CTRLZAK, Casellario Monocromo by Parisotto+Formenton and the Dipped collection by the cc-tapis team.
UP, Casellario Monocromo - AFTER, Dipped ribbon on stage