Gonzalo Tassier - Tapete de Asfalto - A meditation on the meaning of safety

About the Project

Born in Mexico City in 1941, Mr. Tassier is one of the most prominent designers in Mexico’s history. Recipient of the 2008 Sir Misha Black Medal for distinguished services to design education, Mr. Tassier is a self-taught giant in the development of graphic design. 

This collaboration relates to the feelings of relative safety while out on the street while using a crosswalk. These feelings of "safety" are also subconsciously ever-present in the intimacy of one's own home. Therefore, the rug is a celebration of this feeling. It is treated as an object of design that conunterpoints concepts: Soft New Zealand wool vs hard asphalt (black). Safety in the street at the crosswalk, safety at home.