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New Paris Art & Design Event Carpet Diem Debuts

A coterie of 28 luxurious area rug and textiles artists and studios debut their avant-garde designs at the first Carpet Diem event in Paris. 

RugNews.com Editors
living room scene featuring rainbow-inspired colorful area rug by Laura Niubo
Spanish designer and artist Laura Niubó showcases her color-drenched contemporary geometric area rugs
at the upcoming Carpet Diem show in Paris.
PARIS -- Carpet Diem, a new art and design event in Paris, makes its debut Nov. 10-12, 2023, during Paris Photo. The first edition of Carpet Diem, open to professionals and the general public, will be held at Espace Commine, a former warehouse space located at 17 Rue Commines,

Sixty rugs and tapestries will be presented in the form of a labyrinth designed by scenographer Hervé Sauvage, and the show includes independent artists as well as established brands from 16 different countries, each presenting their current textile creations, combining various techniques, materials and textures.

Carpet Diem's inaugural event during Paris Photo is held at Espace Commine, which used to be a warehouse.
Certain exhibiting artists will be present to interact with visitors, and a book bringing together all works will be printed for the occasion.

Among the exhibitors are well-known rug labels including Milan-based CC Tapis, Toronto's Creative Matters, the UK's Knots Rugs and Floor Story, Spain's Nanimarquina, and Swiss-based Zollanvari. Lesser known rug exhibitors, at least to U.S. audiences, include Parisian studio Édition 1.6.9; French rug manufacturer Pinton; Mexico City-based rug studio Balmaceda Studio; rug designer and artist Maxime Mouroux, Belgium; Berlin's handmade rug specialist Reuber Henning; Spanish designer and artist Laura Niubó; and French kilim purveyor Triff Galerie, France.

Zollanvari is among the 28 carpet and textile exhibitors participating in Carpet Diem. Shown, Squares Revisited Baneh Kelim

The full roster of exhibitors include: Art And Loom, Balmaceda Estudio, Bomat, Cc Tapis, Coco Brun, Codimat Collection, Creative Matters Inc, Diacasan, Ebru, Edition 169, Floor Story, Galerie Triff, Knots Rugs, Laura Niubó, Little Cabari, Maman Rugs, Martine Dupuis, Maxime Mouroux, Meghan Spielman, Miksi Rugs, Nanimarquina, Pinton, Reuber Henning, Sitap, Stitch, Sibylle De Tavernost, Toulemonde Bochart, Volver Studios, Zollanvari. For more information on Carpet Diem, click here.

Below is a selection of the rugs expected to be on display at the upcoming show:

In 2018, designer Jose Maria launched Balmaceda Studio, a rug design studio based in Mexico City.

Milan-based handmade contemporary rug studio CC Tapis heads to Paris. Shown, Le Tapis Nomade designed by Atelier de Troupe

London-based handmade rug designer and manufacturer Floor Story showcases its contemporary ethos.
Shown, Verso designed by Gill Thorpe

LA's Maman Rugs, founded by designer Samira Gagné Ludwin, showcases the contemporary vision of Ludwig. Shown, Nadia

French artist and designer Mouroux Maxime, based in Belgium,  showcases his original tufted rugs, crafted with recycled French wool.

Spanish rug manufacturer Nanimarquina showcases its innovative designs at Carpet Diem. Shown, Rabari 2 designed
by Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien

Toulemonde Bochart, a French maker of contemporary luxury rugs since 1945, showcases its artist collaborations.
Shown, Aduma Nuit designed by Florence Bourel
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