The media launch of collaboration between DAAA Haus and painter James Vella Clark

Photograph: Elisa Von Brockdorff

An exclusive fine rug collection inspired by a series of paintings, collaboration between a visual artist and a design practice.

The project between DAAA Haus, James Vella Clark and camilleriparismode. Conceived by DAAA House, the idea behind this exclusive rug collection was simple, yet a true testament of the life of someone living art and design ceaselessly. The camilleriparismode proudly hosting a project and James Vella Clark is the artist behind it.

It all started when Keith Pillow was travelling to India for the first time and he immediately fell in love with country, its traditions and spectacular craftsmanship. Experiencing the production of the exquisite rugs first-hand, he was intrigued by the idea of developing something unique, which would fuse the Maltese and Indian cultures.

This project brought several creatives together with the admirable craftsmanship of one of the finest hand-knotting rug manufacturers in India – Cocoon Rugs. This collaborative project is a literal convergence of talent, vision and design.

About the Convergence series collection

The work over the past few years led to a collection that formed the main body of paintings for CONVERGENCE; a solo exhibition hosted in February 2019. In this latest abstract work, the viewer is now being challenged to assess the work as a whole; a destination constituted by many different plains without a clear reference point. In most works however, there is an interrelation of different masses of colour which seem to converge to a more specific, yet not so obvious, reference point.

The collection presents four rugs inspired by four paintings. The Orange Rug, The Pink Rug, The Green Rug and The Blue Rug. They all have the same material, Wool and Silk Limited edition collection and they are all available in four sizes.





DAAA Haus is a fast-growing multi-disciplinary international design practice with a unique design process of mixing parameters, such as strategies and systems, techniques and tools, materials, technology and people, as well as other relevant lifestyle and cultural factors.

DAAA Haus treasures any art form and is constantly in search of new talent promoting freedom of expression and creating opportunities where artists and designers meet to give life to new art.

About James Vella Clark

James Vella Clark was born in 1975 and is one of Malta’s prevalent expressionist interpreters of the Maltese urban and rural landscape. Since his first public exhibition in 2001, his works have been gradually evolving in abstraction.

Today, it is his main idiom which lends mostly to the abstract expressionist movement of the fifties and sixties. Besides a number of solo exhibitions in Malta, James Vella Clark has held personal exhibitions in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and New York.

About camilleriparismode

A priority for camilleriparismode in definitely beauty in all its forms. From art exhibitions, fashion shows and launches. Celebrating art, artists and the techniques through events has become their favourite way to connect clientele with worlds undiscovered that deserve visibility.




Photographs by Elisa Von Brockdorff.

Paintings by James Vella Clark from the Convergence series.


Iva Svitakova

Iva is a student from Czech Republic, who is going to spend 3 months here in Malta, thanks to Erasmus+. She loves reading, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends. She cannot wait to see the world because it has so much to offer. She indulges with good cinnamon dessert, silly movies, and second-hand shopping.

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