The Drum Café tapestry

designed by Rirkrit Tiravanija

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Rirkrit Tiravanija
Year  2021

At the request of the studio Rirkrit Tiravanija to inhabit the space of the Drum Café located on the ground floor of The Tower and within the framework of the project "Club des Plantes Invasives" and "laines oubliées", Atelier LUMA proposed to transpose one of his photographic works of a field of sunflowers into tapestry. 

This monumental piece of 4 by 10 meters was made of custom-spun Merinos d'Arles wool, dyed with invasive plants and dyeing plants from a range of colors defined with Manufacture Pinton, "our whole concept" (Aurelie Wolff), Atelier LUMA and the Rirkrit Tiravanija studio. 

With 70 colors to the chapelet, for 100 kg of wool, that is to say an extremely advanced research in vegetable dyeing, this project was a real challenge. A dozen weavers from the Pinton factory worked for 12 months to weave the work, a total of 7000 hours of work.


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