matali crasset + odabashian created ‘watershed’ rug to interpret global water crisis

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matali crasset and odabashian design for ‘watershed’ rug

French designer Matali Crassey and luxury Carpets and Rugs manufacturer Odabashi Collaboration to launch Watershed, an interpretation of the growing global water resources, climateand Recycle Crisis through home decor. Matali wanted to experiment with creating landscapes before diving into CGN-commissioned work gallery And finally use the theme of the project. Water became the primary backdrop for the rug, as Matali believed that humans came from water and wanted to bring the metaphor and form of water into his own home.


Image courtesy of Design via Odabashian Interpretation | Image: Matali Crasset portrait by Julien Jouanjus

go with the flow

Matali explores how watersheds work and the toy of water flow, the phrase ‘Let it be’ It resonated well with the designer. Currently, her interest lies in working with territories, and for the designer, the watershed refers not only to the river itself, but also to all the trees that surround it. She weaves the idea of ​​steady flow in water features with decades of Odabashian history and discovers how rivers and their tributaries—how water flows and divides before they join—with ideas and traditional trade routes embodied by rugs and rug companies The flow of overlapping. A collective vision rises from the watershed rug, ready to decorate the home’s floors.

matali crasset + odabashian create 'watershed' rug to explain global water crisis
Matali Crasset + Odabashian create ‘watershed’ carpet to explain global water crisis

‘Watershed’ carpet reflects the flow of life

The colors reach the base of the geometric figures, emerge from their wells, and then reach the sky blue pool at the far end of the carpet. Matali’s goal of expressing flow is conveyed as she shows how water is becoming more and more important in our daily lives, if not already. “It’s of course always been important, but it’s getting more and more important every day. That’s why the pattern starts with something really simple and then starts forking and forking,” she says. The designer looks back on her work with Odabashian, which she believes helped bring their rugs to life. Throughout the process, she said she felt free when she made recommendations that matched the details the company was looking for.

matali crasset + odabashian create 'watershed' rug to explain global water crisis
watershed rug in living room

specific and universal creations

Matali has a passion for creating works that are both specific and universal, and this project paved the way for her to create, while allowing her to experiment with a variety of colors. “I believe life is color and color is life,” she says. The designer believes that people have lost a lot of their sensibility, which is the factor that leads to the destruction of our nature and the destruction of roads, which will cause people to lose their foundational relationship with the earth. She restores the role of creativity to inspire the sensitive and help people remember the symbols and essence of life. “That’s what makes rug making so fun, because you can combine all kinds of symbolism and symbolic details,” she says.

matali crasset + odabashian create 'watershed' rug to explain global water crisis
Geometric lines depict the flow of water

Matali Crasset visits Mexico

Founded in Mexico City, OdabashiThe roots and historical endowment of Matali Crassey An insider’s view of the Mexican design industry. The designer remembers a 2007 trip to Mexico where she visited an impoverished region full of energy and passion for life. For the designer, it felt strange to see the apparent hunger in people’s eyes, but the contrast of the surrounding kaleidoscope of colours seemed to have permeated the spirit of the inhabitants, and Matali was impressed by the contrast.

“I love this photo as a reminder that color can bring life to people. I love working with color and rhythm. I think it’s an opportunity to take action instead of remaining passive,” she says. Today, everyone has an ecological reason to act on deteriorating environmental issues and concerns, the designers added. For Matali, it’s no longer about representing quiet landscapes or just their beauty, but about creating objects and art that urges people to change the way they interact with nature, a symbiotic relationship she and Odabashian forged with Watershed rugs.

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