Mustache MIAB


The collection designed by Paolo Zani makes room for a new graphic version of the Mustache carpet, MIAB or Message In A Bottle. What do bottles have to do with it? They have a great deal to do with it, since the carpet is made entirely of PET, with a fibre obtained from the recycling of plastic bottles: about 100 are required for each square metre. The carpet, fitted with non-slip backing, is available in three colours and one size, but can be made-to-measure on request. And what is the message? That we can get rid of plastic bottles.

Paolo Zani

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).