Part of the Gesture Collective, a captivating composition of color and pattern come alive in Patricia Urquiola’s latest collection, Patcha.
About the designer:
Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish born, Milan based architect and designer. She has worked with cc-tapis since 2016 when her Visioni rugs were presented at the Salone del Mobile. She is one of the world’s most influential creatives and has designed the new Patcha Collection for the Gesture Collective. Learn more about Patricia here >>
Patcha is a collection of hand-knotted rugs made from Himalayan wool and recycled silk.
Utilizing the patch-work spontaneity of mixed-media collage, Urquiola expresses the gesture of overlapping and assembles strips of mint green, lavender, taupe, burgundy and speckled technicolor fields. Layering one atop another to create inventive graphic compositions.
A myriad of textures, pile heights and colors meet in each rug, utilizing sustainable dyeing techniques which use less water and novel materials like cast-off silk from Indian Sari production. Central to Urquiola’s creative process is the investigation of reused and upcycled materials, breathing new life into once discarded wool.
The speckled technicolor fields are created by using left-over silk and surplus wool taken from the production from previous rugs.
The result is a combination of woolen fragments that resemble jagged papers and colorful cardboard, assembled in an extemporized composition.