Cyclo

Cyclo

Cyclo, Christophe Vervaeke voor Papilio
Cyclo is part of the Papilio Collection, a Prado Rugs label. A humble inner tube is given a second life, after a long service record as part of the world’s most popular means of transport: the bicycle.

Henry van de Velde Public Award 2011

Edition 2011

Cyclo

Rug

 

Design  Christophe Vervaeke

 

Company  Papilio (Prado Rugs)

 

Old bicycle inner tubes,

polypropylene

230 x 160 cm

The old tyres are collected from local bicycle repair shops, where they would otherwise end up with other waste. The tyres are then cut up and woven. No chemical products are used either during the production process or for the finishing. A small detail: if you look closely, you can still see the dimensions printed on the tyres here and there. It is a reference to a previous life, the bicycle, the cyclist and the distance travelled. This robust rug is also suitable for outdoor use. This rug has also received a Red Dot Award.

Cyclo, Christophe Vervaeke for Papilio
Cyclo, Christophe Vervaeke for Papilio