The Capas collection focuses on the creation and use of layers of colors, tonality and shadow to generate intense depth while also being easy enough to blend into any environment, due to the presence of a wide range of chromatic shades.
Hahn’s starting point for the Capas collection is his notion of shadows being never black or grey but full of color and geometry. The designer’s aim was to create a simple and light rug that has a casual feel to it while being complex in the use of colors and formation of depth. In order to achieve this, nanimarquina and Hahn intensely studied the specifics of Kilim weaving techniques searching for new ways of distributing color.
After months of investigation, nanimarquina and Hahn developed a new type of loose Kilim structure which allows mixing the colors of the warp and weft. Normally, warp is not visible in a Kilim. By defining a different density of warp new tonalities surfaced, providing a visual texture where colors intertwine with each other along the carpet. The unique texture creates a dark-and-light effect and great profundity without becoming heavy. Like the layers of air in the atmosphere that reflect light and cast shadow.
“By loosening the fibres and using a thicker warp, we made new colors and textures visible, celebrating greater depth and enhanced tones.” – Mathias Hahn.
Color is a pivotal element of the Capas collection. Each rug has a main color, a complementing tone and its darker gradient which in the composition gives the illusion of a cast shadow on the floor. Each rug is a color chord of a certain main color.
Hand-spun wool from indigenous sheep of Afghanistan. This fiber has a low environmental impact since the rugs are woven in nearby Pakistan.
Traditionally, wool is the most widely used material for rugs. Presenting key characteristics, wool offers quality, flexibility, and is 100% biodegradable. It is hypoallergenic, easy to care for, and ages well. In addition, it is considered a great thermal and acoustic insulator as well as naturally regulating humidity. Wool rugs help create cozy and comfortable environments.