August 19, 2016

Amini Translates Inimitable Designs of Joe Columbo and Gio Ponti into Rug Collections

Joe Colombo’s Isola for Amini.

Two legends of Italian design take a posthumous bow, as Amini translates their inimitable sensibilities into rugs. The Joe Colombo collection includes Bubbles, its punchy circles a riff on his Bolle floor lamp from 1964, as well as Isola, its striking color gradations adapted from his technical drawings for an installation at a 1970 trade fair. Both patterns are hand-knotted in New Zealand wool blends. Meanwhile, the Gio Ponti collection takes the maestro’s drawings and reinterprets them in handwoven Sardinian wool. The Lune grouping, for example, comprises three patterns: the interconnected triangles and diamonds of Cara, the stylized harlequin of Arena, and the heraldic imagery of Dote.

Joe Colombo’s Isola for Amini.

Joe Colombo’s Isola for Amini.

Joe Colombo’s Bubbles for Amini.

Gio Ponti’s Dote for Amini.

Gio Ponti’s Arena for Amini.

Gio Ponti’s Cara for Amini.

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