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