Fusing indigenous Australian aesthetics with luxurious New Zealand wool rugs, the latest collection from Tappeti presents vibrant, beautiful designs.
August 27th, 2013
Sydney based rug and carpet designer Tappeti have formed a rare relationship to produce an original collection based around traditional Aboriginal art. The collaboration is the product of Tappeti’s art curator, Sophie Seeger working closely with the Warlukurlangu Artists’ Aboriginal Corporation’s Art Centre in Yuendumu, one of the most remote communities of Indigenous Australian’s still around today.
The Art Centre is found deep in the heart of the Northern Territory, around 300 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs. The team from Tappeti worked with many different artists from the community and slowly translated their works of art into commercially available rugs. The artists reviewed all changes to their works, and were in constant consultation throughout the creative process.
This ‘Kurkara Collezione’ debuted at this year’s Sydney Indesign, one of Australia’s biggest design events, spreading out over three days across inner city design precincts. Tappeti launched the collection from their space in Galleria at the Australia Technology Park, celebrating the event with traditional dancers and music from the area. Tappeti also consider the environment when producing their designs; each piece is made from a high percentage of natural fibers and no machinery is used, keeping the art of hand making rugs intact. This uncommon collaboration makes for a truly different, and striking final product.
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