The Composizione 74 carpet is the emblem of the research of Manlio Rho towards the shape’s harmony. A playful bas-relief of textures and weavings to produce a strong, yet soft and sophisticated striking monochrome carpet. A revival of artist Manlio Rho’s art piece “Composizione”.
Quality: 120.000 knots/sqm
Pile composition: 10% natural silk, 90% Tibetan wool (hand spun wool hand carded)
Height: min 4 max 22mm
Tecnique: Hand Knotting
Finishing: the carpets are hand washed, clipped and carved. The fringes are revolved on the backside and covered with cloth
He began painting in 1918, also dealing with posters and graphic design. Between 1933 and ‘34, abandoning the initial trends of the twentieth century, he approaches abstraction in 1935 and participates with Radice in an exhibition at Milione Gallery in Milan. In 1936 he organizes in Como with Sartoris Radice the exhibition of Modern Italian Painting. He was well aware and sensitive to new artistic trends that came from abroad, such as Weimar, Dessau, and Mondrian with whom he shared the concept of making art through pure relationships of shapes and colors.