Handmade rectangular wool rug
Before being an architect, Umberto Riva is a painter. A painter of abstract subjects, inspired by the landscapes of everyday life that, on canvas, bring together lines, spaces and multiple colours.
A year after the re-edition of the E63 Lamp, Tacchini Edizioni rediscovers the most private Riva, creating a small collection of rugs inspired by his paintings.
The rugs, entirely hand-knotted, are produced in Nepal: the knotting process, performed by Tibetean artisans, is very complex and can take up to three months of time for a single rug to be finished, if you think that in one square metre the knots are more than two hundred thousands and are made by hand, one by one.
The rugs are made of 100% Himalayan wool, a naturally strong and resistant material due to the high concentration of lanolin presents in every fibre, which makes the rug even more durable.
The whole process, including the colouring - personally supervised by a skilled master craftsman - is handmade, without any equipment, following a millenary tradition that only increases the appeal of the most contemporary subjects, such as Umberto Riva’s abstract ones.