These rugs can speak to us through symbols, abstract geometries and code signs. Their natural tones recall the earth, its history and its remains. Their decorations are basic, yet mysterious messages sent from ancient ancestors. And this is how Pangea, Nomadic, Collective and One of a kind were developed, carpets with a strong tribal flavor united by the search for a sign.
Le Fil Vert designed by Carlotta Fortuna
Le Fil Vert Collection, designed by Carlotta Fortuna, represents the ideal balance between functionality, respect for the environment and aesthetically–minded quality. The geometric patterns and color combinations of the Le Fil Vert Collection evoke both Mediterranean and overseas ambiances.
Collectives by Carlotta Fortuna
Collectives: Amini reinterprets the Afghan rug in a special collection of one-a-kind pieces. The exclusivity of these handknotted rugs in wool lays in their uniqueness, each of them is unrivaled and unprecedented, each of them represents the excellence of the traditional Afghan weaving techniques translated into contemporary designs, beautifully manufactured by Afghan handicraft realities.
Manlio Rho. Sintesi dell’Astratto.
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of his birth, the Pinacoteca Civica di Como and the historical archive – managed by Roberta Lietti – dedicate to the Manlio Rho the exhibition Manlio Rho. Sintesi dell’astratto. Paintings of Manlio Rho and his archive.
Novembre 26th, 2021 – February 6th, 2022
Pinacoteca Civica di Como
via Diaz 84, Como, Italy
Supersalone + Milano Design Week 2021
From 5th to 18th of September, Amini Carpets presents two new collections designed by Elisa Ossino and Rodolfo Dordoni, at the Supersalone 2021 in Milan and at the showroom in via Borgogna 7.
Weaving Nature, the video
Decorative element, object of exchange, expression of local cultures and traditions: many are the roles played by the carpet throughout history. Weaving Nature is an installation inspired by the carpet’s most ancient role, when, above all, it represented a shelter, primary source of well-being, warmth, and energy. The installation and its inspiration are entrusted to an evocative video, reminiscent of the harmony and deep emotions that the relationship with simple and natural materials still manages to arouse in us.
Natural Fibers, Amini Studio
Three different proposals united by Amini’s keen research on the most precious natural yarns. Alpaca wool, Linen and a selection of fine Indian wools, all hand-woven: Naua organic black, Nilo charcoal and Jackie cream. A neutral and delicate moodboard highlighting materials and the texture of the fleece.
Amini and Label Step, a new partnership
Amini signs an exceptional partnership with Label Step, the independent non-profit organization committed to guaranteeing the well-being of workers in the handmade carpet industry and the quality of the environment in which they operate. The initiative aims at sharing specific objectives, a natural consequence of a holistic vision that has always guided Amini’s choices.
To Good Beginnings
There are new days ahead of us, filled with more creativity and resourcefulness than ever. Around the corner, many are the blessings the future holds. Among the upcoming news, new designs, new collaborations, and a brand new catalog.
Le Fil Vert, eco-friendly carpets for outdoor and indoor
Practical and light, totally recyclable, resistant to water and ultraviolet rays, Le Fil Vert rugs are woven in a newly conceived ecological yarn that guarantees an extraordinary tactile and visual softness, very similar to that obtained with traditional materials of natural origin. Design Carlotta Fortuna.
À la mode de Gruau
New carpets are now added to the collection born from the designs of René Gruau presented last year in Paris. Thanks to the historical archive of Fede Cheti, three new subjects have been selected to become part of the series: Woman, Man, and Cap, carpets realized in a Limited Edition of 99 numbered copies, linked one another by the typical stroke of the illustration, the use of black and white, and the ironic and sensual tone.
Inside our warehouse, digital tools
J Japanese Restaurant
Elegant, minimal, cozy. The J Japanese Restaurant in Naples, designed by FADD Architects in 2016, is all about simple lines, excellent material surfaces, and soft lighting. On the first floor, the Plain rugs from the Amini Indoor/Outdoor Collection decor the lounge area, recreating a multisensory experience, aimed at comfort and relaxation.
In/Lustro, Texture and Colors
Chosen by Elle Decor for the 2020 edition of the digital interior project “IperHotel”, In/Lustro by Carlotta Fortuna is a minimalist and contemporary carpet that we could define monochromatic with a twist.
Precious Fibers Collection
Linen and alpaca wool are the protagonists of a new collection of rugs made of excellent materials, with inimitable properties, and of the highest quality. Natural fibers, virgin, and ecological, intertwined into a sober design, functional to their purity.
Yarn, the carpet soul
A sweet intertwining of hands and thread, a photographic project that enhances the indissoluble union between matter and the artisan’s ancient know-how. Hands that frame precious materials obtained from natural textile fibers, produced following solid ethical principles and environmentally sustainable.
Ritagli, interview with Elisa Ossino
An object is the concrete outcome of an idea; it is born from an articulated process of translation of a creative and technical project. Elisa Ossino talks about her working method and the genesis of the Ritagli collection, driven by the research for a balance between analogue and digital, tradition and innovation.
Villa Luce – Como Lake
Villa Luce, a splendid residence built in 1840 and located on the shore of Lake Como, is an ode to nature and fine living. A household reflecting all the beauty and elegance that the surroundings offer. On the floor of the colorful living room, Esagoni by Gio Ponti, Amini’s carpet from the Design Icons collection.
Amini Studio, Textures and Materials
Soft fleeces, unique weavings. The research and analysis of different shades and textures have shaped the Amini Lab, a program dedicated to the offer of sophisticated proposals and original color schemes to achieve always new ways to dress your home according to the latest trends. A studio focused on creating innovative solutions in order to style your interiors in a personal and creative manner.
Today’s Walls, Rodolfo Dordoni
When the world stops, the mind flies. Interviewed within the walls of his Milanese apartment, Rodolfo Dordoni talks about work, objects, family, projects, and discoveries.
RD Grid Berber, Rodolfo Dordoni
A carpet that embodies all the values of the Berber tradition, with clear contemporary expressions. Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, the carpet plays with geometries, and the interpretation of the materials becomes rudimentary and spontaneous.
Today’s walls, Elisa Ossino
A Matter of Colors. The Grammar of Nature
Amini Studio carries out a careful and scrupulous research on the theme of color, through the analysis and experimentation of palettes and chromatic combinations. A continuous research inspired and guided by the suggestions of the natural world, which is best performed in the carpets of the collection, defined by the tonal harmonies of elements like stones, plants, shells.
About Materials: Our Wool
Wool, a fiber used since ancient times that maintains unchanged its modernity and its innate properties: fineness, resistance, and lighter and earthy tones. A material tied to local traditions and processes coming from sustainable pastures and farms.
Jackie, Texture and Colors Collection
Sustainability means… interview with Basir Amini
“Our production handcrafted, based on traditional techniques, and all materials we use have natural origins. But our commitment toward sustainability is equal to any company pay attention to quality and to the working conditions of the whole chain: from the cultivation of cotton, jute, and hemp to the farms from which we obtain our wool…”
Teorema Hybrid, Elisa Ossino
The geometric figures are protagonists of a continuous play of counterpoints and continuous geometric echoes, while the creative freedom, at the heart of the Contemporary collection, finds in Teorema carpets a three-dimensional and distinctive graphic interpretation.
Interview with Elisa Ossino
A versatile architect and designer, she ranks today among the most authoritative names in the field of interior design.
She founded Elisa Ossino Studio and is a co-founder of the H+O brand.
“I like spaces that do not to represent reality too closely. Art is an inspiration in this sense: when I design a space I elevate it to a mere abstraction, I like it to be suspended and dreamlike. I try to arrange it so that the elements decorate the space as they would a painting. Space must be the translation of a moment, convey a feeling.”
About Colors and Matters research
Color trends change with every passing year and whereas some colors remain immutable over time, meaning the old time’s classics, new tones and shades are added to our collections after a meticulous study of new fashions and trends. An important step within the creative process in which keen researches lead towards the achievement of the desired nuances, which is then adapted to the wide range of yarns and materials. Amini draws from numerous sources of reference, including the realm of furniture and, above all, art.
Interview with Carlotta Fortuna
Architect and texile designer
Design Department Director of Amini Brothers Company
“If I had to think about the originality of a carpet that hasn’t been designed yet, I would focus on craftsmanship; I would look closely at weavers, try to learn their secrets and, on this basis, I would try to invent new techniques. I would spend time studying history, along with the now-forgotten symbols forgotten; I would look for spirituality. Surely, striving for research, into new materials, looking at rejected samples will allow us to develop new aesthetic forms, new techniques, new types of language that we are still unaware of today…”
Salone del Mobile 2019, Milano
9 – 14 April 2019
From April the 9th to the 14th, at Salone del Mobile di Milano and at other downtown locations, Amini Carpets is presenting 5 new collections which reflect the brand’s artisanal expertise and ongoing technical and artistic research. Eclecticism and plurality are the standout features of the collections, fruit of partnerships with designers who adopt various approaches to delineate a whole whose creative language is expressed in multiple facets.
Come visit us at Hall 22 Stand C32/36, Fiera Rho Milano and at Amini Showroom Milan, via Borgogna 7.
Interview with Antonio Marras
Fashion designer and artist
“The carpet is first and foremost an object that changes with time and shapes the appearance of a room. Something you can walk on barefoot, lie down and roll around on. It beckons you to wrap yourself in it. It’s like a book waiting to be written. A blank page or a canvas which you can really fill out to tell a story. I like the fact that a carpet can be handed down, passing on from home to home. I like touching it and imagine who handled it first, who owned and loved…”
A Matter of Colors
Two are the apparently irreconcilable objectives that Amini pursues in its color study laboratory set up at its headquarters: fidelity to tradition and continuous innovation. Whereas Bokhara red or Chinese traditional hues shall remain classics, in actual fact, color trends change with every passing year, and they must be picked up on.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
In the splendid setting of the Amalfi coast, 300 meters above the sea level, the Belmond Hotel Caruso stands out perched on the mountain among the lemon and the olive trees of Ravello. The renovated ancient palace of the eleventh century offers historic interiors with precious frescoed ceilings. The carpets Antichi carpets and Ziegler Amini complete the suggestive atmosphere of the luxurious suites, a prestigious retreat between sky and sea.
Interview with Rodolfo Dordoni
Architect and designer
“To me the carpet it’s the connector between moments in our lives and in furnishings, it represents the bond and the binder between the different subjects – furnishings, accessories, but also people – that inhabit it. (…) I am familiar with contemporary art, and love it greatly, but I am aware that I am not an artist. Creating a rug is therefore for me the moment when I am probably closer to the art world…”
Press Campaign 2018: The flying carpet
In a world where nothing is what it seems, the Amini carpet is told in a story poised between metaphysics and fantasy.
The deep knowledge of wool, flax, silk, leather and other natural high quality materials used in the Amini production process requires a constant update: that is why the company has created Amini Studio, a special unit dedicated to the study and research of new proposals, made possible by the combination between processing techniques and colors exsperimentations, analyzing and working on pallets and matchings.
Casinò di Sanremo
Amini is proud to be among the selected brands chosen for the furnishings of the renovated Sala Dorata and Sala Privata of the historic Casinò di Sanremo. Designed by the architect Marco Romanelli and inspired by Adolf Loos and by the elegance of the Viennese Secession, the project combines iconic elements referable to the great masters from the past, such Gio Ponti’s, with more contemporary and experimental ones like the design of Martino Gamper.
The contemporary figure of Ico Parisi
Architect, director, photographer, artist and above all, one of the most eclectic and prolific designers of the Italian twentieth century, Ico Parisi is now receiving an increasing interest from all over the world. Collectors’s demand concerning his art works is rising significantly, as reported by international auction houses. Today Mr. Parisi’s work is recorded in a philological order thanks to the catalog edited by Roberta Lietti, responsible of the cultural legacy of the artist, enriched by an introduction by Marco Romanelli, critic of Italian design. Proudly, Amini pays tribute to Roberta Lietti who, with her passion for Ico Parisi’s work, has made a fundamental contribution to the design development of Onde and Utopia rugs, inspired by recurring motifs of the master’s work. Ico Parisi design. Catalogue raisonné 1936-1960. SilvanaEditoriale.
Carpet Design Award 2018: Best Communication
Amini was rewarded with the significant recognition: mention as Best Communication at the Carpet Design Awards in occasion of the 2018 edition of Domotex. A prize received thanks to the efficacy of its strong visual identity, coherent and unique, able to enhance the particular qualities of the reality of Amini with highly distinctive solutions. Curated since the beginning by studio Juma, in close collaboration with the company staff, the communication of Amini is a set of different supports, from technical to photographic catalogues, from website to social media management , up to the project and design of the exhibition spaces.
Carpets, starring the show.
The upturn of the rug as a form of art and expression of contemporary design can now be considered an international trend. This is confirmed by a recent publication of the Financial Times dedicated to this theme: a broad essay exploring the most significant cases emerging in the most prestigious ongoing events, from London to Miami, from Milan to New York. A phenomenon that sees Amini Carpets and its partner R&Company New York as one of the most lively and significant realities in the field.
Wallpaper Design Award 2017
Amini i s glad to announce that has been selected for the 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award with Isola rug by Joe Colombo as Best Reissue.
Duplex – Moscow, Russia
Carpets Taranto and Diamantina of Gio Ponti Collection were included in the interior project of architect Daniele Loscalzo Moscheri for the design of a duplex apartment in Moscow. Together with the Icons rugs, a selection of custom Whisper in neutral colors define the spaces and highlight the contemporary and warm design of the apartment.
Boulevard Saint-Germain – Paris, France
Carpets Sole-Luna, Diamantina and Sorrento of Gio Ponti Collection were chosen for the latest project of interior design by Gérarde Faivre in collaboration with FGF; an apartment in Boulevard Saint-Germain, 7th Arrondissement, with a vintage and charming atmosphere.
The declination of custom made project expands to the nautical sector, through the collaboration with Cantieri Sanlorenzo and the supply of carpets able to enhance the excellence of the design that has characterized the company for more than fifty years.