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Cc-Tapis Unveils Doodles Collection by British Designer Faye Toogood

cc-tapis has opened the doors of its showroom at Piazza Santo Stefano 10 to the public to present an installation of rugs in the new Doodles collection designed by British designer Faye Toogood.

Rug in Abstract Living Room Scene

Milan-based rug studio cc-tapis is exhibiting the Seated Nude rug by Faye Toogood x cc tapis in a special showroom installation of the new Doodles collection during October. Photo by Omar Sartor

MILAN -- cc-tapis has
opened the doors of its showroom at Piazza Santo Stefano 10 to the public to present an installation of rugs in the new Doodles collection designed by British designer Faye Toogood. 

The collection includes six different designs and originates from Toogood's textile artworks, characterized by her unique abstract style and playfulness.

For the occasion, the showroom will be open to the public throughout October from 10:00AM to 1:00PM Monday through Friday, and has been completely rethought to create a minimal setting in which the new rugs take center stage, whilst the original artworks, positioned on the walls throughout the space, initiate a contextual dialogue with the design pieces.

Textile artist Faye Toogood poses in front of a rug from her Doodles collection in a collaboration with cc-tapis. Photo by Omar Sartor.

To design the collection, Faye Toogood gave cc-tapis access to her intimate artworks, which she created and painted by hand. Daniele Lora, cc-tapis art-director and partner, said the collection took 12 months to develop. "Our intention was not to create photocopies of the original artworks but rather we wanted to try to capture the materiality and richness of each piece," Lora said. "We wanted to translate Faye's expression through the delicate use of color and shading. The artworks perfectly embody the brand's philosophy of creating handmade artefacts." 

The overarching aesthetic of the rugs is painterly, abstract and free-thinking as it responds to Toogood's preoccupation to 'tinker' through her work and intuitively explore new styles without boundaries. The Doodles collection draws on these tinkering techniques and the pieces feature a graphic stitching detail that forms curious patterns connecting the playful cut-out shapes. Though the rugs are independently idiosyncratic, they connect to each other through an overarching style of ready-made collage and handmade materiality.

Abstract Composition rugs by Fay Toogood x cc-tapis on are on display with the Toogood's textile art at the rug studio's Milan showroom. Photo by Omar Sartor

cc-tapis rugs are exclusively hand-knotted in Nepal with Himalayan wool by Tibetan artisans. The collection comprises 40 individually dyed colors, to guarantee the soft and subtle shading achieved. A distinctive texture has also been produced through a unique combination of thick and fine yarn, while the pile of the rug is hand-cut, creating differing heights and textures, from smooth to shaggy pile.

The main colors used throughout the designs present soft tones that come from Toogood's personal palette and that seem to change depending on the surrounding architecture and the type of light. The beige palette varies from almost brown to pale cream, with warm yellow and pink shades, and is declined in many color spots that are visible on the rugs.

The Winter Still Life rug by Fay Toogood x cc-tapis is part of a new collection called Doodles. Photo by Omar Sartor

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