Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

Cc-tapis' latest rugs are made to resemble Faye Toogood's doodles

Scribbles and paint-like splotches appear on this range of rugs that designer Faye Toogood has created in collaboration with Cc-tapis, currently being presented within the brand's new Milan showroom.

The Doodles collection by Cc-tapis is comprised of six rugs, each crafted to resemble textural artworks that Faye Toogood has created over the past 18 months.

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

"Our intention was not to create photocopies of the original artworks but rather we wanted to try and capture the materiality and richness of each piece," Cc-tapis' art director, Daniele Lora, explained.

"We wanted to translate Faye's expression created through the delicate use of colour and shading."

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

The rugs – which are each hand-knotted in Nepal by Tibetan artisans – boast an array of organically shaped cutouts in muted tones of grey, blush pink, navy, sage green and sienna, stitched across with black squiggle-like markings.

Some of the coloured patches have been dyed to have a slightly blotchy appearance, emulating the consistency of watercolour paints that Toogood used in her original artworks.

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

Yarns of different thickness have also been used to create a mix of both shaggy and smooth areas across each rug.

Cc-tapis explains that these irregularities are also meant to nod to Toogood's "preoccupation to tinker through her work" and incidentally create new designs.

"Though the rugs are independently idiosyncratic, they connect to each other through an overarching style of ready-made collage and handmade materiality," the brand added.

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

The Doodles collection was presented in its entirety inside Cc-tapis' new Milan showroom, which has a minimalist fit-out to keep visitors' focus on the products on display.

Walls are simply covered with sandy-coloured plaster, while the floor has been inlaid with blocks of light-hued timber arranged in a herringbone pattern. Wooden beams across the ceiling have also been left exposed.

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

Arched openings or tall, rectangular doorways connect spaces throughout the showroom, some of which have been styled as living areas to show the rugs in a more homely context.

One room has been dressed with curved sofas from Piero Lissoni and a couple of marble tables by Jean-Marie Massaud.

Decor is otherwise restricted to Toogood's fabric artworks, which have been mounted on small canvases and hung at intervals on the wall.

Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom

Cc-tapis offered a glimpse of the Doodles range in its recent brand campaign, where 52 rugs by a roster of international designers were presented against a vibrant kaleidoscopic set designed by Studio Milo.

Amongst Toogood's creations were rugs by Maarten De Ceulaer, which feature an abstract mix of different bird feathers, and floor coverings by Studiopepe which take cues from the lunar landscape.

Photography is by Omar Sartor.

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Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom
Doodles rug collection by Faye Toogood, inside Cc-tapis Milan showroom