Part of the Gesture Collective, known for her masterful manipulation of color and shade, Sabine Marcelis debuts her new collection: Stroke


Winner of the Best of Year Interior Design Award 2020

About the designer:
Sabine Marcelis is a Dutch designer based in Rotterdam. Her studio specializes in materials, installation and object design, pushing boundaries within materiality and manufacturing processes to create unexpected experiences. Learn more about Sabine here >>


About the Stroke Collection:
Each room is envisioned as a blank canvas and the rug as the singular gesture onto which one builds a composition. Starting from these domestic associations, Marcelis considers the expressive potential of everyday life.


“The rugs I designed for cc-tapis capture two of those gestures in a permanent state,” she says of her creative process, which also took cues from Lichtenstein’s pop-art brushstroke paintings and the colorful fields of Pablo Tomek’s spontaneous movements, harnessing the totality of the gesture within each design.


Each rug features a gradient of color saturation and pile height, mirroring the three-dimensionality and irregular pigment of a stroke of paint.


The ridges and valleys a painter relies on to build intensity are rendered in dyed wool, highlighting the thoughtful craftsmanship present in each cc-tapis creation.



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