Hand-knotted rug in wool (tibetan highland wool mixed with New Zealand Wool), pile height 10mm, 100 knots per square inch, produced in Nepal, designed in Italy by Antonella Negri for Nodus. Please consult for custom sizes. Also available in 100% silk or 50% wool and 50% silk (price varies).
Falling Leaves – 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.
Falling Leaves’s Designer:
After classical studies, she graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and took a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic School of Design in Milan. She attended a Bio-Architecture course at the Institute Uomo-Ambiente (Man-Environment) in Milan.
From 1979 to 1996 she worked with Norbert Linke, Barbieri and Marianelli and Raul Barbieri studios.
From 1996 she works with her studio, mainly looking after restorations and interior design.
Her main activity is concentrated mostly on office, residence and shop designs.
All of her projects are characterized by a careful design of detail and the study of environments having great harmony and elegance.
Important companies, operative both in Italy and abroad, appear among her clients. In the design area she has designed lines of objects produced in limited editions, as pots in blown glass, wall clocks and contemporary furniture in valuable essences created thanks to the ability of skillful craftsmen.
Alice Truant, student at the Polytechnic University of Milan, interned at the Studio Negri since 2007, cooperated with Antonella Negri with the design of the following carpets: “Falling leaves”, “In&Out” and “Running stripes” from Nodus.