moooi carpets debuts six piece rug collection by valerio sommella moooi carpets debuts six piece rug collection by valerio sommella
may 02, 2016

moooi carpets debuts six piece rug collection by valerio sommella

moooi carpets debuts six piece rug collection by valerio sommella
all images courtesy of valerio sommella design studio

 

 

 

traditional patterning meets contemporary printing technology in a six piece rug collection designed by valerio sommella for moooi carpets. sommella’s project began by finding a way to utilize the dutch company’s high-tech capabilities to fabricate the experience of walking on a soft, furry surface.

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‘heriz’ fur detail 

 

 

 

a range of patterns and images were experimented with, testing various parameters — printing precision, blurring, fiber length and thickness — to find the perfect combination. each final image, most of which are drawn from antiquarian sources, has a fiber density of 500,000 per square meter, and is printed with a resolution of 76dpi. all six pieces — three rugs, three broadlooms — designed by valerio sommella were presented at the moooi exhibition during milan design week 2016. 

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‘lilihan’ 3x2m rug

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‘lilihan’ rug fur close-up  


‘shiraz’ 3x2m rug 

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fur detail 


‘ivory hall’ broadloom


milan exhibition 2016

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‘ivory hall’ at moooi exhibition, milan design week 2016

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fur length and thickness tests

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print tests 

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‘lilihan’ rug at moooi exhibition MDW 2016

 

 

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