Minus is the collection’s name, signed by the designer Alessandra Delgado for Punto e Filo Tapetes (Punto e Filo Rugs). The name originates from latin and means ‘less’: the perfect concept of minimalist elegance that modernist master Mies Van Der Rohe eternalized with the icon phrase “less is more” – present in the essence of this rug´s creation. For these pieces, Alessandra was inspired more specifically in great names of Brazilian modernist architecture such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Burle Marx and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. “I studied multiple works from these masters and translated the most remarkable traces of some of their architectural creations into graphical material, thinking about each composition, each rug as a painting!” says Alessandra about her creative process.
The result is a collection of nine pieces that bring the possibility of multiple combinations of colours and sizes, manufactured exclusively by the traditional Punto e Filo – which allows the customization of pieces, handmade one by one, like real paintings. “Not only our products are manufactured by a manual process with a strict quality control but has as raw material the sustainable and high quality fiber: the ECONYL® regenerated nylon. The accurate design is another main characteristic of our products. That’s why adding Alessandra Delgado’s work to the designers team of Punto e Filo brings out “the freshness and sensibility of a feminine perspective that was lacking in our portfolio”, says Vivian Pisaneschi, CFO and founder of the company.
With lightness, each piece of the collection tells a little bit of Brazilian modernist history and their main names . The rug named Pompéia is inspired by the organic cracks of concrete in the frontage of the cultural center Sesc Pompéia (at São Paulo- Brasil) a great work of the architect Lina Bo Bardi. Both inspired by Niemeyer, the rug Alvorada reinterprets the architecture of Brasília citie , and the rug Oscar brings out the eternal curves of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. The traces of the rug Marx suggests the gardens of the artist Burle Marx; straight lines inspire the piece named Lina, and the rug Paulicéia brings a touch of urbanism to the atmosphere.
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Photo: Marco Antonio