CC-Tapis weaves its magic for Nepalese children

The brand’s hand-knotted rugs and wall hangings help provide children with access to education from kindergarten to secondary school

Super Round from the Super Fake Collection by Bethan Laura Wood, from €3,757
Super Round from the Super Fake Collection by Bethan Laura Wood, from €3,757

At this year’s Milan Design Week, handmade rug specialist CC-Tapis won the prestigious Salone del Mobile Milano Award for its stand, which included pieces from Bethan Laura Wood’s Super Fake Collection – a series of multicoloured rugs (from €3,757 for an 80cm x 350cm runner) with patterns inspired by cross-sections of rock strata. The Milan-based company is the brainchild of Nelcya Chamszadeh and Fabrizio Cantoni, who, for more than 18 years, have been working with weavers in Nepal to create hand-knotted rugs. In 2015, they set up CC-For Education, a non-profit organisation that helps provide a complete education for the children of weavers in Nepal, from kindergarten to the end of secondary school. Ten per cent of profits from its carpets (from €598 per sq m) and wall hangings (from €823 per sq m) support the charity’s efforts to provide children with access to education, textbooks, uniforms and shoes.

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