Creative Process — Photo John Williams

There’s nothing neutral about Rude. I didn’t want to do something expected. I’m proposing something much bolder.” – Faye Toogood  

Rude is Toogood’s third collaboration in the ongoing partnership with cc-tapis. A collection of sensual, sculptural rugs bringing together high craft and hijinks.  

“In Rude there is a little of the profane and a little of the profound. Yes, I am poking fun, but I am also making a statement about what it means to inhabit a body. And what that means personally for me: an artist inhabiting a female body that is changing. As time passes, I feel connected to my body in a different way, and I see beauty and sexuality from a wildly different perspective.” – explains Faye Toogood



Detail of Blue Tit

Irregular shapes and radical textures reveal a collection of rugs made of mischievous motifs and provocative colours which were inspired by the designer’s visit to an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s paintings.


“There’s nobody quite like Bacon to bring you back to corporeality with a jolt. All that visceral fleshliness. Vivid pink and bloody red jarring with orange and lilac. It’s not necessarily the shapes or subjects in the paintings that I wanted to reference, but the feeling the exhibition gave me… that lingered in my guts”

Original Artworks — Photo John Williams

Detail of Tongue-and-cheek

Pairing Toogood’s restless experimentation with cc-tapis’ unmatched craftsmanship, Rude translates the designer’s artworks into experimental and ambitious rugs. Each individual piece is a main character with intriguing titles such as “Tongue-And-Cheek”, “Poking Fun” and “Blue Tit”. 


“These are rugs to roll around on, with lumps and bulges to grab hold of. I like that you could create an entire interior from one of these rugs. You can drape them over shapes or hang them from the wall.”  – Faye Toogood

Detail of Poking fun

Faye Toogood’s emotional and playful approach has inspired cc-tapis to see new possibilities within their skills and technology.  

Textures take on new scale. Planes of colour are developed with greater depth and complexity. For Toogood, the collaboration has pushed the studio to rethink and redefine the objectality of a rug.



Detail of Bits in space
Detail of Spare parts


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