It was in 1918 that the painter José Pérez Ortiz gathered various groups of craftsmen in Granada’s oldest quarter Albaicín to produce carpets and then founded Alpujarreña, the forerunner of today's alp_Carpets. The idea was to fuse the quality of the local traditional hand-crafted work with an eye for unusual design and creativity. Before long, the artisans of alp_Carpets were embellishing their creations with magnificent designs and patterns from major names such as Eileen Gray, Juan Gris, Álvaro Siza, Óscar Tusquets, Javier Mariscal, Federico García Lorca, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Gordillo, Alcaín, José Guerrero, Alessandro Mendini, Frank Lloyd Wright, Piet Mondrian and Kandinsky. These historic works of art continue to add a distinctive touch to some very prestigious rooms to this day. With no sign of any temptation to rest on their laurels, the Spanish carpet makers remain as creative and cutting-edge as ever with their showcase at DOMOTEX 2018.
Nowadays, alp_Carpets makes carpets to order, using 17 different individual textiles and combinations and with precious natural materials at the heart of each piece. This luxurious basis lends its name to one the new collections that the Spaniards are premiering at DOMOTEX 2018 - "WOOL & SILK". The carpets in question are crafted from equal proportions of each, thus making the most of their special characteristics. The pure new Australian wool provides resistance to wear and elasticity, while the natural silk adds shine and softness. The team adopts the customer's choice of color, size and shape to produce a carpet that perfectly suits both personal taste and the room it's designed to adorn.