In its 2022 collection, cc-tapis is eager to prove its rugs as a stage for life and for excitement. In a campaign by Apartamento Studios, cc-tapis collaborated with Greek playwright Efthimis Filippou, whose brief plays transform the rugs as a space for action.
The concept, by Apartamento Studios creative director Omar Sosa, is photographed by David Luraschi. Three rugs each become a central fixture of a unique storyline in images accompanied by scripts. “The initial idea came up discussing the approach for the new campaign … cc-tapis. We were encouraged to play with the rug as a space for action. It could be inside or outside the rug area. The idea of having the human element resonated to me and right after those conversations I came across the work of screenwriter Efthimis,” Omar says. “It was a different way to approach a commercial shooting and in our opinion a way to infuse a cultural unexpected element.”
“It was a bit weird and new for everyone involved, but even without knowing each other, there was trust towards the unexpected,” Efthimis says. The resulting scripts and images evoke uncanny characters and a somewhat haunted feeling—a very unusual rug campaign to be sure.
Ombra, designed with Muller Van Severen, is an experiment with shadow to levitate forms. The design duo began with models in paper and cardboard, playing with light to create the layered, dimensional design.
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