Integration is surely one of the favourite words of Ferid Amini, the current head of the Amini division, and a value passed down in his family from generation to generation. In every sense of the word, integration, symbolises for the company the union of different cultures, countries, experiences, skills in a mix of styles, art and creativity. Amini promotes the merger of expertise, the permeation of images and atmospheres from distant worlds, both in geographical terms and in the sense of the disciplines involved. This is why the art world, which has always esteemed the carpet as an object, is one of the most important sources of ideas for the company. Art pre-empts Zeitgeist and painting best expresses colours, shades, the most desired combinations, the most vibrant contrasts. This is the reason behind the many collaborations with internationally famous artists or less well known creative souls who interpret the extraordinary essence of the carpet to bring to life new proposals, original solutions, unique articles created for an exhibition, a performance or a gallery.
Woven Forms - Tribeca, New York
12 October - 16 November 2017
Amini, together with the renowned New York based art gallery R&Company, presents Woven Forms, opening October 12 in a pop-up location in Tribeca. After a successful debut this May in Venice during the 57th International Art Exhibition, the carpets will for the first time ever be shown as a group in New York. Woven Forms includes an extensive catalogue and a short documentary film that tells the comprehensive story behind the limited edition works.
10 May - 31 July 2017
In conjunction with the 57th International Venice Biennale, Amini announces Woven Forms, a special exhibition that will be on view at Palazzo Benzon in Venice, Italy. Woven Forms presents striking limited-edition carpets designed by contemporary artists selected in collaboration with R & Company.
Hand woven by Amini
All this precious carpets are specials editions and produced in the world’s leading weaving factories in Nepal and India. Each carpet takes roughly six months to produce due to the intricacy of the pattering and the particular hand-weaving and dying methods. All carpets are made with natural wool and silk that has been delicately hand-knotted and woven to precision.
3/7 December 2014
In occasion of Design Miami/Miami 2014 R & Company has collaborated with Amini to produce unique and limited edition rugs designed by a curated selection of artists. The project breaks from the tradition of artists making carpets by printing a preexisting painting, drawing, or photograph on a rug. Each artist has created a unique design that considers the form, material and process while simultaneously reflecting their individual styles. Amini promotes the merger of expertise, the permeation of images and atmospheres from distant worlds, both in geographical terms and in the sense of the disciplines involved. This is why the art world, which has always esteemed the carpet as an object, is one of the most important sources of ideas for the company.