Rugs Collection by Andrea Castrignano: a collection of rugs made from precious woolen and silk yarns, hand-knotted to a geometric pattern that reinvents the mimetic camouflage motif

The interior designer Andrea Castrignano presents the first collection of rugs for Arazi Home, an Italian company with over sixty years of experience in the sector. The camouflage pattern, revisited by Castrignano in a geometric key, characterizes the collection, which is made up of four models (two round and two rectangular). Interpreting in original and innovative ways a theme very dear to fashion, Castrignano reinvents camouflage as a geometric interplay of rhombuses and intersecting and parallel lines, emphasizing the two-dimensionality of the pattern that emerges from the weave created by precious hand-knotted yarns. Arazi Home’s great experience in the art of handcrafted carpet weaving has made possible this perfect union between traditional elements, such as hand-crafted silk and wool, and the innovative pattern created by Castrignano. The first four examples of the collection riff on the tones and various nuances of wenge, ‘army green’ and slate gray: the lighter shades in the wool ground bring out the darker shades of the silk, in a striking and desired contrast. The difference in yarn creates a distinctive movement across the woven surface, bringing out its material qualities.

At a glance

What is it?
It is a collection of rugs that seeks to move beyond the classic concept of the carpet as a furnishing complement by making it the true centerpiece of the decor.
What is the design concept?
The concept originates from the camouflage pattern revisited by Andrea Castrignano in a geometric key.
How it is made and from what materials?
The collection consists of four models, two round and two rectangular, made from the finest quality woolen and silk fabrics, hand knotted with a very high knot density.
How is it made and where?
The rugs are made in Nepal, in a professional craft workshop. The woolen and silk threads are manually woven to obtain a thick and very soft fleece that perfectly depicts the design.
What skills are needed to produce it?
Hand knotting is the highest quality technique used in rug making. The knots, tied one by one, ensure the very high definition of the pattern.
What are its innovative contents?
The revisiting of the camouflage pattern by Andrea Castrignano combined with the experience of Arazi Home make possible this union between traditional craftsmanship and the most innovative design.
If you had to describe it with three adjectives, which would you use?
Eternal, unrepeatable, bold.
How does the designer describe it?
“The geometric camouflage pattern, which I designed inspired by the world of fashion, inverts the very meaning of the word: it is meant to be admired rather than concealed. My rugs are designed to emerge as eye-catching features of the living space.”