RAINFALL< LIMITED EDITIONS
This piece depicts schoolchildren walking back from school in what looks like a rain of oriental rug pattern. As if the oriental pattern is falling from the sky and the children hide under umbrella's. The finished piece has an extra 3D effect by the hand carving that was performed at the end of its production. The result is a unique masterpiece with stunning, bright, lively colors and a unique 3D look.
This piece is only being produced only once and is one of 3 pieces of art in a unique quality as only THIBAULT VAN RENNE can produce.
Creative director Thibault Van Renne was approached by Anneke Coppens, photographer from Sint-Martens-latem who travels around the world making street photography.
Anneke wanted to have some of her photographic work made in Manila, The Philippines, to be produced in unique designer rugs.She was very explicit she didn't want exact copies, but wanted Thibault to use it as a base for a new creation of unique designer rugs with the purpose of pure art to be presented as wall decoration.
THIBAULT VAN RENNE is known for pushing the limits of the arts and crafts involved in handmade-rug production methods. "Exploring the endless possibilities of an empty canvas". Thibault Van Renne set out to explore the possibilities and after 10 days came up with 3 unique artworks. They mark the point where digital photography meets oriental rug design. This clash of modern and classic and its' contrasts have always been very intriguing to Thibault Van Renne.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
The design process in steps from inspiration to final result. Also production pictures of our craftsmen in Rajasthan India during the production process can be found here.
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Knots / m2
Handcarded + handspun wool
300 x 150 cm
1 piece only
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As we use carefully chosen natural materials, each Thibault Van Renne rug is individual and may differ slightly to what you see here.