MANIERA 15

Christoph Hefti

Rugs

Christoph Hefti’s work is full of movement and dynamism: bats fall, lemons are thrown and caught by outstretched hands, jaguars leap through imaginary doors, and colourful strands slide and swirl as if pulsed by electricity. Welcome to the unique creative universe of Christoph Hefti, whose magical and imaginative image-making is matched in equal measure by lyrical material expression.
Catherine Ince

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, Christoph Hefti 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.

Christoph 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.