Part of the Gesture Collective, Lines began through experimenting and sketching with wax crayons.
About the designer:
Philippe Malouin is a Canadian designer based in London. His diverse portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations. This is his first collection for cc-tapis, learn more about Philippe here >>
Philippe Malouin instinctively traced parallel lines and focused on the irregularity created by the crayons. The design evolved through trial and error with the final aesthetic being very much part of an experimental process.
Working closely with art-director Daniele Lora, special Tibetan craftsmanship was combined with a clever “dip-dying” technique for coloring the Himalayan wool. The combination of which achieved the same imprecise feeling of the original drawings, irregular lines with soft and uneven tones.
This irregularity is accentuated during production when one weaver takes over from another. Each weaver uses a different ball of yarn which results in a “glitch” in the design which starts to take a stylistic shape of its own, giving the same impression of when drawing with wax crayons.
A particular feature that makes each rug completely unique from each another. The perfect mixture of vision, design, and craftsmanship, Lines is a minimal yet essential collection of rugs with a very simple off-white and monochromatic color palette.
Photos by Omar Sartor
Video by Malaka