Mixing traditional skills and a critical view of the consumer society in unusual carpets, the Dutch trio made up of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg of art collective WE MAKE CARPETS, took the concept of the traditional Persian ‘tafta’ carpets and made contemporary interpretations of this centuries-old medium.
The weaving method and use of materials and patterns reflect the 21st century. At a distance, we simply see a decorative carpet. Closer inspection will, however, surprise us.
WE MAKE CARPETS sampled analog everyday items of use into carpets with impressive sizes. Products that normally have no value once they have been used, such as plastic forks, plasters, paving tiles, pasta, cotton balls and pegs are arranged in an inventive way to form a graphic pattern.
WE MAKE CARPETS are inspired by the color, shape and possibilities of the material chosen. The result is not just a decorative carpet, but an object that makes us think about the consumer society that produces these ‘weaving materials’. A contemporary interpretation of wealth.