Fuorisalone 2015; We Make Carpets

Fuorisalone 2015; We Make Carpets

As seen at Ventura Lambrate: WE MAKE CARPETS; Mu Presents Kneeling, 5 years of We Make Carpets.Simple, everyday materials you can find in your kitchen drawer. For Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg – the three artists behind We Make Carpets – anything from pasta to clothes pegs, drinking straws and even sponges can become part of the ingenious aesthetic patterns they build up from the inside outwards. On their knees.
In 5 years’ time, they created about 50 different temporary carpets, big and small, inside and outside, from deserts to art spaces. The carpets hardly ever lasted longer than a couple of weeks. Combining craft with contemporary critical design, they make concrete and crayons look smooth, while cold coffee and toy soldiers can suddenly be aesthetically appealing. During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, MU presents the exhibition: Kneeling, Five years of We Make Carpets at Ventura Lambrate with a selection of their work and by presenting their first book, which was developed in collaboration with the designers HeyHeydeHaas. The book is titled ‘Kneeling, 5 years of making carpets’.

About / Behind the carpet WE MAKE CARPETS (temporary, contemporary carpets.) does not make carpets. At least, not the kind of carpet you can walk on. Still, one of the visitors of the Dutch Design Week 2010 stepped all over Fork Carpet.
The carpets are not meant to be touched either. But it sometimes happens anyway. ‘Muisjes’ Carpet suddenly had an imprint of a finger. A visitor nibbled on Candybar Carpet.
But to glue everything down or put an art barrier around it? No. That doesn’t fit with the work. From a distance it may look like a carpet but you have to come close to see it is actually made of clothes pegs. Or some other everyday product.

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