Hand-tufted rug in wool and viscose, pile height 10mm, produced in India, designed by Samuele Mazza for Nodus. Colors shown. Two sizes available, area rug and runner.
Mondrian Area Rug and Runner – Designed by Samuele Mazza for the prestigious brand Nodus, this rug encloses the strong manufacturing traditions of India, and the genius of an award winner Italian 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.
Samuele Mazza is an interdisciplinary character, a contemporary dandy, an incurable “curious”.
In the 80’s (very young) he devoted himself, successfully, to the fashion business: “I was involved in fashion, when it represented an evolutionary phenomenon… I stopped working with it when the phenomenon was about to be dominated by investment funds and therefore become a product, focused on wide distribution and no longer a cult phenomenon” Mazza affirms.
His innate transversality and the need for next experiences will project him across the atlantic reality between Milan and New York, bringing life in the 90’s to a current of artistic events oriented towards recreational art. Shoes, glasses, ties, bras, bags… “I tried to create art from, objects that I love, and that are part of my personal imaginary, l interpreted them artistically and therefore stopped them from bring “short terms” consumable objects linked to fashion shows.
I wanted these objects to become “relics” testimonials of a time and a generation mine.l also brought out a series of books that took fashion from an art form to a theory. – Made in Italy – realized for Electa Mondadori.
A series of books on the masters of the fashion industry in fact: “while I was working on the layout of the book about Versace, the murder in Miami happened. at that moment I felt hit by an unexpected responsibility, the stories of various characters that I was writing about were involved in much more than fashion… at that moment the whole word discovered a crime of homosexual reality. The world became aware of the relationship between two men, two lovers, about the connection to financial interests and billions… a “Made in Italy” saga greater than the American soap opera: Dynasty”.
It seems that by an odd twist of fate, Mazza has to change industry every decade. In fact at the beginning of 2000, Mazza falls in love with interior decoration, thanks also to the encounter with a person who already worked in the business; from the furnishing of a new location and restaurant, to the opening of a design furniture shop in Milan. The first “Visionnaire” space: “I wanted to bring to Milan what I saw around the world and that I couldn’t find in the city where I live. A spirit and a way of furnishing freely, without constrictions and restraints of the bourgeois, without cliché to which Milan is inclined. My eclectic proposal launched a new, narrative, a new urban and non-provincial language. The name “Visionnaire”, has become a brand, and the concept has created a real market trend. IPE Cavalli, gave “visionnaire” expected, rapid and strong development. Mazza has also created others lines in the past for other producer, such as: mobilidea, mill2 (bathroom collection), world leader stone company Antolini Luigi, Verona. And for to 2011 is going to developed “Colombo Couture”, for Colombo stile, “Quintessence” for Valdichienti, “Saint Babila” for Rivolta” and will still remain a designer (no longer art director) for Visionnaire by IPE Cavalli.
The projects are too many to list, from the furniture collections to kitchens and bathrooms designer for various companies; his range of products is almost360°. The studio it is located in Milan: 1, Piazza Cavour, 1th floor. Above the underground “Visionnaire designer gallery” created by him for IPE Cavalli.
“l don’t follow academic schemes and l prefer expressive spaces, full of life; environments focussed not only on usefulness but also inclined towards futility…if useful is good for your body, if futile it is good for your soul.