Handknotted 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 Constance Guisset for Nodus. Please consult for custom sizes. Also available in 100% silk or 50% wool and 50% silk (price varies).
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.
Spin One’s Designer:
Born in 1976, Constance Guisset lives and works in Paris.
After studying at ESSEC business School and Sciences-Po, then a one-year internship at Japan Parliament in Tokyo, she choses to turn towards design.
Continuing with working as an administrator at the Bouroullec Studio between 2003 and 2010, she graduates from ENSCI design School in 2007. In 2008,
she is awarded Grand Prix du Design de la Ville de Paris and wins the Prize for the Public of Design Parade at La Villa Noailles the year later. In 2010, Constance
Guisset is named among the Ten designers of the year in Maison et Objets, Now! Design à vivre and wins the Audi Talents Awards.
In 2007 Constance Guisset established her own studio in Paris. She essentially creates objects but also works on stage design or video.
Since setting up her own practice, she has developed several furniture projects such as: Mezzanine (2008, cage – aquarium), Tri3 (2008, trash separator bin.
Aide à project of VIA), Vertigo lamp (2010, enveloping lamp edited by Petite Friture), Duplex (2010, cage – aquarium), Star collection (2010, furniture collection
conceived for the French Institute of Turkey in Ankara), Francis mirror (2011, edited by Petite Friture), Dessus-Dessous and Dessous-Dessus lamps (2012),
Tourbillon (2012, marvellous object for Christian Dior flagship), Sol (2012, rocking chair edited by Molteni).
In 2009, she conceives the stage design for the solo of Angelin Preljocaj, le Funambule. In 2010, she makes the window design for Galeries Lafayette Maison
and the scenography for Laurent Garnier’s concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The same year, she designs the scenography for the toy exhibition Petites et
Grosses Bêtes at Musée des Arts Decoratifs. In 2011, she wins the Designers’ days award for best scenography she had done for Molteni: Conversations with Afra &
Tobia Scarpa. In 2012, during the Milan Furniture Fair, Constance Guisset designs the scenography for Salvatore Ferragamo flagship store and for Established
& Sons showroom (1200 m2 exhibition).
During the same period, Constance worked in the realization of two films: in 2006 she filmed Les rêves de Toto et Tata for the Musée des Arts Decoratifs and, in
2010 she realizes Scintillations, a film that was projected on the planetarium dome of Saint-Etienne.
In 2012, takes place her first personal show, Design – Constance Guisset at the Chapelle des Calvairiennes in Mayenne. The exhibition shows the connection
between different works in design, scenography and video. It also unveils the creation process by presenting hundreds of scale models that illustrate incessant
shape experimentation. Nowadays, Constance Guisset is working on a new stage design for the upcoming Angelin Preljocaj’s opera and on a lamp’s collection
for Euroluce 2013.
Her work is guided by an interest for illusion, lightness and surprise. She creates moving objects to raise amazement and fascination.