MANIERA 14: Cristoph Hefti

Christoph Hefti’s love for crafted textiles has taken him to Nepal, where he designs and develops his own series of hand-knotted rugs. During his visits to Nepal, he rediscovered the direct interaction between the designer and the craftsman and became fascinated by the use of traditional crafts in a contemporary context. He approaches the mystical and even spiritual tradition of storytelling textiles through his very personal yet worldly themes. Hefti puts a lot of time and effort into composing the intricate designs, and selecting the perfect colours for the composition of materials and techniques, all to the benefit of the artistic qualities of each carpet. The result is a series of dazzling carpets that are true works of art and display Hefti’s unique, joyful and eclectic style.