Whether in a hallway, living room, or bedroom, carpets occupy a privileged place in our interior. With solid colors or graphic motifs, they can be reinvented and transformed according to our desires, to warm up the floors of an entire home.

Just as wallpaper adorns our walls and sets the scene, carpets instill an equally special atmosphere to the room it decorates. Not just a spectator within the decor, it participates completely in defining a room's character, and knows how to make it unique and warm.

A rendez-vous with cc-tapis

When Maison Matisse decided to create a series of hand-knotted rugs, the choice of production naturally turned to one of the best players in the field: cc-tapis, a company based in Milan but established next to Kathmandu in the region of Buddha in Nepal, where its workshop scrupulously watches over all production.. From this collaboration came several pieces that are part of the Intérieur aux aubergines collection, inspired by Henri Matisse's eponymous painting (1911) and entirely imagined by designer Cristina Celestino.

Today, Maison Matisse expands the collaboration by making available this same carpet series in the cc-tapis catalog, reinforcing their mutual respect for innovation and craftsmanship, resulting in high-quality products that, like art, remain timeless.

Cristina Celestino's creativity, Maison Matisse's innovative spirit and cc-tapis' ability to transfer the value of time into an object have resulted in a collection of rugs that bring the spirit and vision of Henri Matisse into interior spaces. 


The carpets of the Intérieur aux Aubergines collection were made according to the ancestral hand-knotting know-how. Each carpet is thus knotted by local craftsmen using Himalayan wool known for its exceptional resistance, and which is combined with silk to provide softness and create a play of contrasts between textures.

Himalayan wool, which comes from Himalayan sheep in Tibet, is a rich, robust wool whose strength comes from the amount of natural lanolin present in each fiber, making it durable and naturally stain resistant.

It provides our carpets with all the quality required to transform them into exceptional pieces that are testaments to an ancestral know-how passed down from generation to generation, thus enabling our products to stand the test of time.


Hand-knotted by Tibetan craftsmen, and with nearly 125,000 individual knots per square meter, each of our rugs undergoes a long and complex production process. Produced without the aid of machines, it is this manual production process that gives each piece its exceptional quality. Each step of the production process is managed in the same workshop, from dyeing and knotting to the final wash.

Once the raw materials have been refined and spun by hand, they are washed and then dyed by a "color expert". A key craftsman in the production process, he or she is responsible for the color of each carpet, ensuring that the final result is as close as possible to the palette conceived by our designer Cristina Celestino.

This is followed by the knotting process, during which a warp composed of hundreds of strands of cotton is stretched on a loom. The transverse threads constitute the weft, which ensures the overall sturdiness of the piece. The wool and silk threads are then knotted, one after the other, onto the cotton warp to create the pattern.

The finishing touches are made by hand with scissors to finish defining the pattern; the carpet is then washed before being dried under the Himalayan sun.


Our carpets are not made according to industrial standards since the process is sustainable and eco-friendly Relying on artisanal production techniques, the process strives to reproduce the same design techniques that have existed for centuries.

No machines are involved, and no acids or chemicals are used, thus making the whole process environmentally friendly by nature. The carpets are washed with recycled rainwater, which saves a considerable amount of water and ensures the absence of chlorine, a component that tends to bleach the fabric.


Designed by Cristina Celestino to bring life to part of Henri Matisse's painting “Intérieur aux aubergines” (1911), our carpets are available in various colors and sizes. They can also be custom-made to perfectly fit your needs, and need not be confined to just one particular room.

In a rectangular version or as a hallway runner, they easily fit in to a wide variety of settings to create a warm atmosphere.

Like real landscapes with vibrant patterns, they are decorated with warm colors that invite coziness, and profoundly define the very energy of our interior.