Hand-knotted rug in wool, pile height 10mm, 100 tibetan knots per square inch, produced in Nepal, designed by Peter Rankin for Nodus, the prestigious Italian Design Firm.
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ECO – Designed for the prestigious Italian brand Nodus, this rug encloses the strong manufacturing traditions of Nepal, and the genius of European 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 result is a collection of 60 carpets that outlines a new horizon of shapes and colors, a collection that unhinges borders and goes beyond the hand of reason.
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.
These unique works of art on which to walk when entering the spaces of daily life and highly valued by families are displayed in the Il Piccolo showroom, in the centre of Milan.
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.
The guarantee is from Rugmark, the international foundation that for 14 years has been working to end the exploitation of child labour, and rigorously inspects the manufacturing process every 3 months.
Born in England into an artistic family in 1962 Peter Rankin has been designing since childhood. His timeless emotive work blurs traditional boundaries between art and practicality reinventing everyday objects as elegant sculptures.
Past and present projects encompass architecture and interiors, furniture, lighting and homewares, transport, clothing, sports and luxury goods, brand and corporate identity work, design psychology, and even a royal yacht.
His designs have featured on the front covers of the international press and his Saturn & Moon Radiators for Antrax IT won Best Design 2006 award in Italy.
Intra magazine reviewed his work saying “The link between art and design is rarely encapsulated so neatly” whilst elsewhere the press have compared his designs with
Philippe Starck and sculptor Henry Moore.
The majority of his work comprises confidential design consultancy for International Brands, Industry and Inventors.