A project by Deanna Comellini for G.T.DESIGN. Sottoportico Cortile d’Onore - Università degli Studi di Milano

The star of the installation by Deanna Comellini for G.T.DESIGN is the carpet, interpreted as the primary element of the house and re-imagined as a nomadic carpet for the contemporary world.

Deanna Comellini. Ph. Piero Casadei

Under the portico of the Cortile d’Onore, the installation Unità Abitativa by Deanna Comellini with G.T.Design explores the contemporary carpet as an element that can make us feel at home wherever we are. Looking at textile design as one of the most ancient technologies known to give shelter to humans, the designer imagines the carpet as an object turned into a ‘housing unit’, a place of comfort, re-generation and putting down roots.

In a hectic world in conflict, for Deanna Comellini the carpet is the connection between Man and earth, root of the practices of housing.

The installation exhibits the Luoghi superlight carpet, in wool and hand painted, by G.T.Design, which is presented as a shelter, a ‘garment’ that travels with us, essential element for modern nomadism. In the background of the installation there are the Kama Campi di Gravità carpets, a collection of unique pieces, true textile ‘centres of gravity’, places designed to get back in touch with one’s emotions.