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 2 kilim
Hand loomed Kilim
A flat-weave rug in which the warp strands attached to the loom are interwoven with the weft strands.
One of the main characteristics of this technique is that the weft is much tighter and denser than the warp, making it bear the weight of the pattern. These rugs usually contain many colors and generally display geometric motifs. The process permits the use of strands of different thicknesses and origins.
Traditionally, the kilim is a high-density, durable and resistant rug, even in the case of very lightweight rugs.