Simple, everyday materials you can find in your kitchen drawer. For Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg - the three artists behind We Make Carpets - anything from pasta to clothes pegs, drinking straws and even sponges can become part of the ingenious aesthetic patterns they build up from the inside outwards. On their knees.
In 5 years’ time, they created about 50 different temporary carpets, big and small, inside and outside, from deserts to art spaces. The carpets hardly ever lasted longer than a couple of weeks. Combining craft with contemporary critical design, they make concrete and crayons look smooth, while cold coffee and toy soldiers can suddenly be aesthetically appealing.
During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, MU presents the exhibition: Kneeling, Five years of We Make Carpets at Ventura Lambrate with a selection of their work and by presenting their first book, which was developed in collaboration with the designers HeyHeydeHaas. The book is titled ‘Kneeling, 5 years of making carpets’.
Tuesday April 14th – Saturday April 18th 10.00 – 20.00
Sunday April 19th 10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday April 15th 20.00 – 22.00