Everything around us is made up of colors that affect us in one way or another. No color is devoid of meaning, or context. It is magical to see how the presence, and absence, of color influences not only a room but also our state of mind, bringning calm and energy.
Claudia Valsells has designed Tones collection focusing on color. Four rug models that bring a distinctive, harmonious, rhythmic and sensitive touch, with color as the primary tool. The collection is based on a design that invites you to live the rug, inviting people or furniture into the middle of it rather than merely being spectators of the piece.
The collection features an infinite wealth of shades, highlighting the chromatic harmony reminiscent of musical notes. For the artist, the shift from her usual medium of paint to the nuances and textures of fibers and wool has entailed a very interesting challenge. Clàudia Valsells has once again used colors outstandingly, this time surprising us on the new medium of rugs.
Clàudia Valsells (1969) began as a mural painter, in 1992 she went to study mural painting at the Institut Supérieur de Peinture Van Der Kelen et Logelain in Brussels, to evolve as a colorist and finally as an artist where painting and color are her vehicles of expression. Currently Alzueta Gallery in Barcelona represents her nationally and internationally.
She combines her work as an artist with that of colorist in the fields of architecture and interior design.
Tones 1 tufting
This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.
To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).
Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.
The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.
Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.
To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.
This technique permits curvilinear shapes, different pile heights, as well as the application of different colors within the same rug.
High density and durability.