Yabu Pushelberg Weaves Surrealism Into CC-Tapis Rugs

The boundary-pushing studio artfully translates blocky architecture and Escher-like structures into hand-knotted Himalayan wool.

Surreality escapes the subconscious and hits the floor in the latest rug collection by CC-Tapis. Designed by the boundary-pushing studio Yabu Pushelberg, the Memento range artfully translates our weird world into hand-knotted 100 percent Himalayan wool. Three of them—Axo, Iso, and Ortho—offer depictions of blocky architecture, part adobe abodes and part impossible Escher-like structures, all in subtle variations of neutral taupe and creams. 

A fourth, Drift, sets them floating and tumbling across landscapes worthy of Dalí. The remaining trio of Laneway, Echo, and Dome explore forms which undulate in more saturated tones of blue and brown, looming on horizons and casting shadows across their grounds. Crafted by Tibetan artisans in the brand’s Nepalese atelier, with blends of dyed and undyed wool achieving a soft finish with deep visual detail, each rug is conceived with the signature, imaginative flair that is worthy of hanging on walls as well.

(All images courtesy of Yabu Pushelberg.)

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