Hand-knotted rug in linen, pile height 10mm, 100 tibetan knots per square inch, produced in Nepal, designed in Italy by Paolo Cappello for Nodus, the prestigious Italian Design Firm.
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MR NEST – Designed for the prestigious Italian 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 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.
Mr Nest Designer:
Born in 1980 in Verona.
Graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano.
After a three years collaboration with Ludovica+Roberto Palomba in Milan, in 2007 he setup his own studio in Verona where he collaborates with other professionals in architecture, communication and graphics.
He received many international prizes for his works, most recent ones have been:
- 2008 Promosedia International Design Competition
- 2008 Greener Gadgets Design Competition
- 2008 Swarowsky Crystal Visions
- 2009 Antoniolupi Design Competition
- 2009 Progetto Deco Design Competition
- 2009 Ossigeno Italiano Prize by Abitare Magazine
- 2011 Young & Design Award 1st prize
- 2011 ADI Young Talent Nominee
- 2012 Young & Design Honour Mention
- 2012 Elle Decor Young Designer Talent Italy
Paolo also collaborates with Rolling Stone magazine writing the design column for the online edition.
Paolo’s works have been featured by main international magazines and newspapers as NY Times, Herald Tribune, Abitare, Interni, Ottagono, Residence, Icon, Elle Decor, Rolling Stone.