An aesthetic exploration into the beauty and “delicate architecture of plant, flower and leaf,” the Botanical collection of rugs interprets the life-cycle of flora through vibrantly rendered illustrations. The series will roll out in three acts, each designed by a woman artist from diverse and distinct artistic backgrounds.
For the first installment, California-based Italian architect Elena Manferdini took inspiration from the Natura Morta (Italian for “still life”) style of painting. Comprised of three patterns, Manferdini’s rugs are vivid expressions of composition, colour and texture.
Named for the plant life they depict, each rug is hand-tufted in Thailand from a blend of New Zealand wool and fine silk. The large-scale patterns tread lighting between the organic and the highly artistic and are intended as a moment of stillness and an opportunity to contemplate nature in an interior setting.