I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Rugs for Water collection, where twelve different artists have contributed to create a uniqe range.
My rugs are handknotted in India. Material: Wool and silk. Knot count: 100 Knots.
From top to bottom: Archipelago, Flow and Gems.
About Viva con Agua: This is a social project that helps to sustainably improve the living conditions of many people in the developing countries. To fund these projects, Viva con Agua created the Millerntor Gallery for modern art in Hamburg which has been a very special success story for many years and is now part of the established cultural agenda. With some of the Millerntor Gallery’s best artists, an M2R collection has now been created to bring art to the floor. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be funded to Viva con Agua projects.
About Marcel Müller: Marcel Müller is the founder and CEO of M2 Rugs.
He has previously worked as Business Development Manager for Europe and Middle East at The Rug Company. He has also been Store Manager at Jan Kath Store in Hamburg.
About M2 Rugs: All M2R rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal and India.
The M2R collection is fair trade certified by the Swiss label STEP which has been developing better working conditions in the countries of origin of hand-knotted rugs for more than 25 years. For this purpose, high standards have been developed and verified independently by own employees on site. Marcel Müller is in constant exchange with STEP to discuss suggestions for improvement, for example to improve medical care or to give the weavers the opportunity to live with their families in the country side.