“The wish to produce beautiful things – when that wish is true and profound – falls together with [man’s] striving for perfection.”
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist and is considered one of the most important artists of concrete art and geometric abstraction of the 20th century. Her sophisticated graphic and textile works are among the earliest Constructivist works and reflect the interplay between colour and form. She explored the circle as the representation of the cosmic metaphor, the form that contains all others.
She and her husband Jean Arp were involved with the Dada movement and were close friends of artists such as Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, and Marcel Duchamp.
Wassily Kandinsky said: “Sophie Taeuber-Arp expressed herself by means of the ‘colored relief,’ especially in the last years of her life, using almost exclusively the simplest forms, geometric forms. The forms, by their sobriety, their silence, their way of being sufficient unto themselves, invite the hand, if it is skillful, to use the language that is suitable to it and which is often only a whisper; but often too the whisper is more expressive, more convincing, more persuasive, than the ‘loud voice’ that here and there lets itself burst out.”
Bring Bauhaus into your interior design with this custom handmade rug from Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s artwork Echelonnement desaxe.
Order this artwork woven for you as a flatweave kilim, a handtufted or a Tibetan handknotted custom rug in 150 knots. Find out more about our techniques and materials.
We will weave over 700 000 knots by hand to create this rug in the smaller size!
For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order. Your rug is much more exclusive than a limited edition. It is a unique masterpiece of handcraft realized completely for you only.
Delivery time for this rug is between 6 and 12 weeks, depending on the desired size and technique.
- Technique: Kilim, Handtufted or Tibetan handknotted custom rug in 150 knots
- Material: New Zealand wool.
- Size: 155 x 200 cm (5.1 x 6.6 ft), 194 x 250 cm (6.4 x 8.2 ft) or 240 x 310 cm (7.9 x 10.2 ft) or request your custom size with the following form.
Please note that the sizes are not exact to the centimetre and there is always a 3% variation margin in sizes and colours, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.