DESIGN BY PAOLO ZANI, 2020
Paolo Zani has designed a new carpet in the Mustache collection. To make it stand out from the others, he has given it an onomatopoeic name inspired by the bleating of sheep – so it is immediately clear which model is made of a blend of wool and viscose. Intended for indoor use, the carpet is made using the traditional handcrafted “dhurrie” technique originating in India, which allows a flat and resistant weft to be obtained. The decoration is minimalist, with woven line graphic details in contrasting colours. The short sides are edged with a fringe. On the rear, non-slip textured backing bonded with natural latex, obtained from the rubber tree, makes the carpet safe while giving it body and structure.
Born in Cesena, Italy in 1960. Presently lives and works in Milan. Graduated from the I.S.I.A. in Faenza (Institute for Arts and Industrial Design) in 1986. In 1987 graduated with the Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan. As an independent designer he has designed ceramic tiles (Marazzi, Ascot, Gabbianelli), hi-fi accessories (Ross El.), porcelain tableware (Winterling and Bareuther, Cierre accessories), wall to wall carpets (Louis de Poortere), eyewear (Optyl Holding), chairs (V. Bonacina, Kristalia), cutlery (Lagostina, Sant’Andrea), home furniture (Schopenhauer), light fittings (Arbos, Lumen Center, Candle, Fontana Arte), kitchen accessories and tableware (Fissler, Cierre accessories), carpets (Moroso), mobile phones (Fujitsu). He also collaborated in developing office seatings (Artifort and Steelcase Strafor), light fittings (Lumiance), home appliances (SanGiorgio), writing instruments, watches and leather accessories (Mont Blanc).