Iranian artist Taher Assad-Bakhtiari designed the Archer collection for cc-tapis . It became the first collection for the brand consisting entirely of carpets. Taher Assad-Bakhtiari admits that he has always admired arrows and their power. In the Archer collection, the artist explores semiotics and cultural symbols, creating seven unique designs that combine the beauty of natural materials and handcrafted craftsmanship.
The inspiration came from desires, life events, the author’s Persian heritage and religious symbols. The number of models included in the series is no coincidence. Seven is a number that has been considered special and auspicious since ancient times: seven days of creation, seven colors of the rainbow, seven seas, seven chakras. The collection is entirely handcrafted at cc-tapis in Nepal using Himalayan wool, pure silk, Lurex and mohair. Paths can be used for corridors, stairs, narrow spaces or as bright accents in any room.
To celebrate the launch of the collection, the brand teamed up with Motel409 to create Archer Ballet, an avant-garde performance inspired by Oscar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet, which premiered in 1922 at the Bauhaus School. The seven participating dancers wear original costumes that reflect the sharp geometry of the carpets designed by Taher Assad-Bakhtiari.