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.
The individual attention, consideration and thought that goes into each rug is also conveyed in every aspect of the company. From the presentation of the rugs, to the brand identity, from the sales tools to the showroom. Every detail is curated creating a cohesive identity and a unique product experience for clients.
cc-tapis specialises in producing unique bespoke rugs, giving clients the freedom to create custom pieces with the dimensions, colors and even the materials of their choice. At the heart of this process is the cc-tapis design-lab assisting clients, architects and interior designers.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.
All cc-tapis rugs are completely made by hand by Tibetan Artisans in Nepal. The entire process follows ancient production-techniques of Tibetan craftsmanship. Only natural materials are used including Himalayan wool, pure silk, aloe and linen.
CC-FOR EDUCATION, a non-profit organisation created by the founders of cc-tapis with the ambition of giving a full and private education to the children of weavers in Nepal. The sale of every cc-tapis rug supports CC-FOR EDUCATION helping children to make their own decisions for their future and the future of Nepal.
At the center of the company and indeed of every project is design. cc-tapis works closely with multi-disciplinary designers, each bringing their own ideas, cultural identity, work ethic and inspiration; a source of cross-cultural influences enriching the company and the value of the product.