Born in France. Designed in Milan. Produced in Nepal. cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted rugs created in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans. The company was founded by Nelcya and Fabrizio Cantoni who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 17 years. 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.
Fabrizio and Daniele introduced their new collection titled Inventory, designed by Faye Toogood. cc-tapis works with a wide array of designers, such as Patricia Urquiola, Chiara Andreatti, Martino Gamper, Parisotto + Formenton, Alex Proba, and Mae Engelgeer.
2012 will be my 6th year at the Milan iSaloni furniture fair. I am travelling with Niels Bendtsen who is at his 47th fair…
Milan design week is exhausting and energizing, foggy and sunny, trend-setting and too-trendy, long days, short nights.
_ A typical day starts with an early breakfast at the Hotel Cavour with fair maps and daytimer calendars plotting how we will be splitting up some meetings and getting together for others. A 15 minute walk through Giardini Pubblici to the Palestro Metro station is probably the only pause for air in the day before we board the already-jampacked train enroute to the fairgrounds.
The Milan Salone de Mobile starts tomorrow! Inform’s own staff will be sending images directly from the fair for posting on our blog. So stay tuned for some unique and early shots from the fair.
Last years event hosted upwards of 300,ooo visitors, 1300 italian and foreign exhibitors, on more than 140,000 square meters.
Designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the Fiera Milano fair grounds has eight massive halls that can be separated for smaller spaces. The 1300m walk is covered with an undulating glass roof structure that reflects the forms of natural landscapes.
Learn more about the event at their official website www.cosmit.it