Known for its hybrid modus operandi, CTRLZAK studio has been invited by carpet producer cc-tapis to work on a collection that reflects traditional values recomposing them in contemporary forms. The result of this collaboration is the collection of three carpets Cross(me)Knot, one piece of which was initially presented at Maison & Objet and Domotex, where it won the Best Innovation award. The collection enhances the company’s philosophy by merging traditional processes with current cultural issues. Cross(me)Knot combines together Tibetan and Nepalese designs (where cc-tapis’ pieces are made) with typical European motifs. Following a meticulous research related to carpet weaving techniques in both cultures and their co-respective designs, CTRLZAK’s collection of hybrid carpets unites traditions, both visually and technically, forming new unique pieces.
Cross(me)Knot conveys symbolically a future reality able to surpass geographical borders, based on the lessons of the past. Typical European motifs like those of the Savonnerie carpets or others of English origin merge with images of Tibetan tradition where the representation of tiger pelts holds a prominent role. The results are unexpected designs which form a single entity reconfirming the birth of a new hybrid culture. Technically wise the Tibetan part is weaved utilising the traditional Tibetan knot maintaining a certain thickness which is lost on the European part that is thinner but more detailed. The result is a unique piece which embodies diverse weaving techniques created on the same loom frame. Discover more on : cc-tapis.com