Hand-knotted rug in wool and silk (75% tibetan highland wool mixed with New Zealand Wool and 25% silk), pile height 10mm, 100 knots per square inch, produced in Nepal, designed in Italy by Massimo Gardone for Nodus. Also available in 100% wool or 100% silk. Three color choices: Sugar Blue, Toffee, Grey.
Dark Flower – Designed in Italy for the prestigious brand Nodus, this rug encloses the strong manufacturing traditions of Nepal, and the genius of Italian Design.
Nodus is a craft workshop with a cultural plan: the oldest traditions and knowledge in the art of carpet design are reinterpreted using the vision of the most innovating Designers and Architects, producing only unique pieces, promoting through events and publications in order to spread the knowledge to all about the new shapes and forms of a piece that has accompanied man since antiquity.
Craftsmanship: Il Piccolo has selected from the best producers in six countries of the world (Nepal, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, China and Turkey) visiting them one by one, verifying materials, techniques, expert craftsmen and ethical production.
Each carpet from Nodus will be a unique piece, entirely made by hand, including its packaging.
The spirit of the carpets is captured in dynamic and organic forms, like putting together a puzzle, assumes irregular profiles or takes inspiration from contemporary and everyday products such as fabrics, tablecloths, books and maps.
All the rules are torn up, except one: The hand weaving, knot by knot.
Whether you purchase or only appreciate the quality of a piece from Nodus, you can be assured that the carpet has been produced with the utmost respect, first and foremost for human rights, and the right to good working conditions and fair compensation.
Dark Flower series’s Designer:
Born in 1961, Genoa, Italy. He studied, lives and works in Trieste.
Through photography he tells about himself and relates along the way of creativity also when it intersects with the needs of the commercial assignments.
A bet on creativity is the one of innovation that, through photography, investigating on the various expressions of the image, transmits his narration through different means: communication, editorial products, video, design and exhibitions.
The flowers, the research, the experimentation – Each flower is the summary of the existence as a cycle, as a value, as a shape and meaning: to look into and to interpret them, transforming them in a malleable material is a work without end and certainly produces representations that are always different. A subject particularly dear to Massimo Gardone: the flowers have always solicited his anxiety of experimentation and research. He has always lived between music and image and for him, the almost obsessive exploration of flowers represents a continuous conjugation of harmony, shapes and colors.
His research, started with black and white, has now met the color without ever tiring of reinventing it through the use of techniques spacing from the art of matter of Polaroid to the precision of digital: lights, shadows, handicrafts, technical, cotton, ceramic, glass, unicity, cloning, knowledge and experimentation. He is a kind of image alchemist committed to mix different techniques, materials, sounds which means to communicate and to be communicated, without fearing the banality that, eventually, could suggest a flower to less attentive souls.
With uprightness and, together with eclecticism, he succeeds in transferring passions and art also to the needs of commercial assignors which are rich of unexpected values.
His research on flowers becomes an essential part of Company communications, of packaging and design objects. Above all, the art exhibitions have allowed Massimo Gardone to give an expressive space to his artistic, visionary and conceptual soul.