Looking for a Graphic Rug? This French Brand Makes the Best Ones We’ve Seen
Here at Sight Unseen, summer has traditionally been our quietest season, a time when we process the chaos of the spring and meditate on what our future might hold. (We do this, of course, while beaching on the far end of Long Island, or traveling to Berlin and Greece, as you do). This year, that also means unearthing stories that might have fallen by the wayside, like the new collection CC-Tapis unveiled in Milan this April. We found their showroom at the end of an epic day of walking and the cool space inside — designed for the occasion in dark lacquer and raw wool by Faye Toogood — was one of the best things we saw all week. The brand, an offshoot of a traditional French rug house founded in 2011, has been seemingly everywhere lately, from Studiopepe’s apartment showcase The Visit to Ladies & Gentlemen’s recent Soho interiors project with SP01. And no wonder — CC-Tapis’s designers tend to play with materials and weaving patterns to devise rugs that look nothing like you’ve seen before. We especially love the new, Memphis-inspired Mae Engelgeer patterns (above and below) as well as the more subtle offerings by Faye Toogood, who raided her materials library for samples of vulcanized rubber, distressed plaster, and security mesh to translate into more textural pieces. Check out our favorites below.