Key facts

Isola JC-7 green
Amini >
Joe Colombo >
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Product description

Pile composition
100% blend of New Zealand Wool


hand tufted


wool pile cut, hand washed and carved

Stock size
Ø 240

Lead time for custom sizes
3-4 months

Product variants


Isola echoes designer Joe Colombo's aesthetic, in which a strong sense of irony smooths its almost-science fictional essence. This carpets reintroduces the graphic design element visible in technical drawings penned by Joe Colombo for the Hoecht stand at the Dusseldorf plastics fair in 1970.

Colour gradations, rounded shapes and sinuous lines reflect the futuristic visions of the modern and ingenious designer.
A blend of New Zealand wool varieties, hand tufted and with a FInishing effect that discreetly harks back to a 1960s feel, are the distinguishing features of the carpets from the Joe Colombo Collection. This eclectic mix would have been certainly been to the liking of the brilliant designer, who was always well informed and up-to-date on manufacturing materials and technical details, at least as much as he was also sophisticated, and attentive lover of beauty. The starting point for translating this Milanese architect’s novel, futuristic vision into material, color and knots, had to be digging up some of his most recurrent graphic elements, or particularly representative projects. Thanks to the active participation of Studio Joe Colombo, still active today and headed by architect Ignazia Favata, everything has been examined and reproposed to a di erent scale from the original design, so as to become a piece of furniture in its own right. Bubbles and Isola are the first creations for the Joe Colombo collection, which is currently being developed further. The Isola series reintroduces the graphic design element visible in technical drawings penned by Joe Colombo for the Hoecht stand at the Dusseldorf plastics fair in 1970. The particular color combinations, together with the round shape of the carpet lend to the ensemble an e ect of continuous motion and at the same time of balance.

Masters. While different with regard to generation, training, experience, and legacy, what unites them is a self-same project: a kind of unfettered, personal quest, indeed, a search for the discovery and development of a dynamic and multifaceted modernity. Masters without limiting their investigation, they have dabbled with all kinds of artistic and technical forms - painting, architecture, design, applied arts, publishing, film and photography. If Gio Ponti, still a 19th century man, was bent on outdoing himself with each passing decade in an all-consuming, playful and eye-catching display of genius, Joe Colombo, whom Ponti held in especially high esteem, was rather a personality who lacked any abiding connection with the past and that’s what makes his artistic visions so prophetic. True blue Milanesi like Ponti and Colombo are o set by small-town artists Ico Parisi and Manlio Rho, with ties to the rationalist movement in Como headed by Giuseppe Terragni. And yet their paths are well marked out, and highly original at that. Whereas Rho conceptualizes his own version of geometric abstraction embellishing it with nature’s colors, Parisi experiments with every aspect of the furnishing project seeking the key to integration with the world of the arts. Amini adopts today these Masters’ great legacy, presenting it with uttermost faithfulness to the originals in a ne collection of carpets.