Hand-knotted rug in silk, pile height 8mm, 100 knots per square inch, produced in Nepal, designed by Nika Zupanc for Nodus. Any color choice.
Lace with a Carpet Face- Designed by Nika Zupanc for the prestigious brand Nodus, this rug encloses the strong manufacturing traditions of Nepal, and the genius of an award winner international designer.
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.
Lace with a carpet face’s Designer:
Nika Zupanc graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2000. Her bachelor’s thesis received the prestigious university Prešeren Award for students for the highest achievement in industrial design in 2001. After graduating, she started working as an independent designer and today she is a regular member of various design projects throughout the world.
In 2004 the British Council selected her as a talented young professional in the Rising Stars of New Europe project, and the next year she was selected as a national finalist in product design for the IYDEY (International Young Designer of the Year) award, organized by the British Council and 100% Design. Between 2005 and 2007 she showed off her range of works everywhere, from 100% Design and Designersblock in London, the Young Talent Show in Hong Kong, the Review Gallery at the Center for Architecture and Design, and the Lighthouse in Glasgow to Milan Satellite and gallery shows.
In April 2008, the MOOOI furniture company presented a family of her Lolita lamps at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan. In June 2008, her Maid chair was exhibited as part of the exhibition Backstage: A Sideview on the MOROSO Design Collection at Gallery 113, curated by Patrizia Moroso. In April 2009, Zupanc presented a range of objects from her own collection at Superstudio Piu; her exhibition was titled I Will Buy Flowers Myself. The exhibition was seen as one of the biggest hits of Milan Design Week. In addition, MOROSO introduced her Tailored chair. In April 2010, she presented a new exhibition of her work at the Temporary Museum of New Design at Superstudio Piu. 5 O’Clock table and 5 o’clock chair, designed by Zupanc, were introduced as a part of the MOOOI collection.
In march 2011 Zupanc opened her first showroom in Milan at SPAZIO PONTACCIO.
During Milan furniture fair 2011 she presented her limited edition collection, titled Self-discipline at SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI, and NODUS company presented her new innovative rug projects, Lace with a carpet face and Black tie carpet.
In the international press, her work has been described as everything from “punk elegance” (Elle USA) and “Techno chic” (BusinessWeek), to “larger than life” (Clear magazine) and Zupanc as “the real star” (The Wall Street Journal).
2001 – Prestigious Prešeren Award for university students for the highest achievement in art and industrial design
2003 – Brumen: Bienale of Visual Communications
2004 – Crossroads of Ideas: Rising Star in the Field of Industrial Design (British Council)
2005 – Nomination for the International IYDEY (International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year) award (British Council)
2007 – TREND 2007 – award for the best Slovenian design in 2006
The work of Nika Zupanc has also been featured in a number of international magazines, including:
The New York Times Style magazine, Domus, Wallpaper, Icon, AD, Elle, Elle Decoration, Elle Decor, Marie Claire, Damn, Urbis, Artravel, Serie Limitee, Clear magazine, Blueprint, Eigenhuis&Interieur, Vogue, le Figaro, Die Welt,…