cc-tapis - Cinquecento rugs

cc-tapis makes rugs inspired by Italian renaissance


Italian rug manufacturer cc-tapis has launched four new rug designs inspired by the use of perspective in renaissance art.


Created by Milan design practise Studio Klass, the collection is named Cinquecento after its namesake 16th century period of Italian art. The rugs capture abstract representations of renaissance paintings, which depict grand buildings featuring columns and arches in the backdrops of battles and religious scenes.

Translated onto rugs, the designs use geometric shapes in block colours to evoke grand architectural structures, while the varied depth comes from a combination of different pile heights. The rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal using Himalayan wool and silk and are the latest additions to the brand’s New Classics collection.

Designers Marco Maturo and Alessio Roscini founded Studio Klass in 2009 and have designed furniture for many of the industry’s leading brands including Ligne Roset, FontanaArte and Normann Copenhagen.