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.
Kiso, Swazi and Mata are the three rugs making-up the Tribù collection designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for cc-tapis. An evocative project stemming from the memoriesof travels and tangible emotions. A sort of travel journal lled with differentsceneries and colors, recalling the diaries of the travellers of the 19th century Grand Tour, who painted indelible memories through their notebooks and watercolors. Fragments of colors, fabrics and materials that, once combined, give life to tribal decorations and animals with fantastic manes.