Born in France. Designed in Milan. Produced in Nepal. cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted rugs which are created in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.
The company was founded by Nelcya Chamszadeh and Fabrizio Cantoni in France who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 18 years. In 2011 cc-tapis moved to Milan where the company is now based and a team of designers lead by Daniele Lora, art-director and partner, innovate through a new approach to traditional methods.
A strong respect for the materials and for the culture of this ancient craft is reflected in the company’s eco-friendly approach to every step of production, ranging from the hand spinning of the softest Himalayan wool to the use of purified rainwater for the washing of the final products, making each one of cc-tapis rugs unique. Far from mass production, cc-tapis aims to offer a tailored service to those who understand and enjoy a high-end product, where a three month production time contains a story of ageless culture.
cc-tapis produces hand-knotted rugs which are made in Nepal by Tibetan artisans. Hand-knotting is an extremely fine and complex production technique where every knot in the rug is made my hand. A cc-tapis rug can have up to 232,000 individual knots per square meter.
cc-tapis is proud to say that no machines are ever used in their process and they still produce rugs the way they have been produced for centuries. All cc-tapis rugs are produced in the cc-tapis Atelier outside of Kathmandu in the Boudha region of Nepal. Our rugs are made with a Tibetan knot. Every stage of production is managed at their Atelier, from the refining of the raw materials, to the dying, hand-knotting, finishings and the final washing. This gives cc-tapis total control and the freedom to create unique bespoke pieces.
cc-tapis only uses the finest natural materials. The wool used is Himalayan wool which is sourced in Tibet from Himalayan sheep. It is a rich and robust wool with it’s strength coming from the amount of natural lanolin present in each fiber, making it durable and naturally stain resistant. The silk used is imported from China and comes directly from the silk worm. Aloe is a strong fiber recommended for high-traffic areas. It is extremely strong with a profound texture and is made from the fiber of a nettle plant.