INSPIREDESIGN – Just say yes to rugs (and carpets)
By Gregg Wallis
Whether as accent pieces or full flooring, carpets and rugs can set the design tone for a room, all while offering a soft spot for your feet.
Aquafil has partnered with Punto e Filo to launch a collection of nine pieces that bring the possibility of multiple combinations of colors and sizes.
The Minus collection was designed by Alessandra Delgado for Punto e Filo Rugs. The name originates from Latin and means “less.” This evokes the perfect concept of minimalist elegance that modernist master Mies Van Der Rohe eternalized with the iconic phrase “less is more.”
For these pieces, Delgado was inspired more specifically by great names of Brazilian modernist architecture, such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Burle Marx and Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
“We love seeing our Econyl regenerated nylon being used in innovative ways, especially now being sourced by an inventive company like Punto e Filo, which allows the customization of rugs, handmade one by one, to look like real paintings,” said Giulio Bonazzi, chairman, Aquafil. “Between the freshness and sensibility of the Minus collection, we’re thrilled to see such a high-design product come to life with our sustainable material.”