Hadi Maktabi: Ceci N’est Pas Un Tapis, Beirut Design Week
Lebanon is celebrating throughout this week Beirut Design Week #BDW. I got the pleasure of covering Hadi Maktabi X Niloufar Afnan art installation “Ceci N’est Pas Un Tapis” event at Hadi Maktabi Gallery. Hadi took us centuries back in time to the early techniques of carpet making and the concept that 2D carpets are actually 3D in design. This is how the “Art installation” was born: the installation imitating the 3D layering of the carpet, heavy material and pattern making; however this doesn’t make it a carpet. The installation is deprived from artisan work, refined material such as silk and gold strings; factors making the installation not a carpet thus the name in french “Ceci N’est Pas Un Tapis”. I leave you with images of the installation and images of rare carpets from all over the world
Let’s discover the world of art and design, heritage and craftsmanship. Let’s discover the world of carpets, The World of Hadi Maktabi.
It’s a wrap!