Warli - Paolo Zani Rugs Designer Rugs.
Born in Cesena, Italy in 1960, lives and works in Milan. Graduated from the I.S.I.A. in Faenza (Institute for Arts and Industrial Design) in 1986. In 1987 graduated with the Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan. As an independent designer he has designed ceramic tiles, hi-fi accessories, tableware and kitchen accessories, wall to wall carpets and rugs, home and office furniture, light fittings, mobile phones. He also collaborated in developing office seatings (Artifort and Steelcase Strafor), light fittings (Lumiance), home appliances (SanGiorgio), writing instruments, watches and leather accessories (Mont Blanc). In 1992, he established 'Warli', a collection of contemporary carpets and rugs manufactured in India by local weavers, handknotted according to traditional techniques. With 'Alessi' he collaborated to the project and the book 'La Cintura di Orione'. Since 2001 he is art director of 'Cierre accessories', Italian manufacturer of kitchen accessories and tableware.
Area rugs by Paolo Zani Rugs use stylish colors and striking geometric patterns. Paolo Zani Rugs has created a group of rugs that are artistic and full of character. The unique element in all of the rugs is the subtle changes in the height of the pile in the different parts of each individual rug, adding depth to the design, and a distinctive effect on the colors as light shines across the rug.
Most of these rugs may be custom ordered to meet your exact color, size and quality requirements. Please send us an inquiry here or from a product information page to see if we can weave the rugs from this collection to make any area rug.
Examples of standard rug measurements include:
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