carpet tribute to Kandinsky

Kandinsky carpet

In 2021, Cleto Munari Associates invited me to propose carpet designs inspired by visual artists. I always loved Kandinsky. Many of his colourful abstract works resonate in me with feelings of happiness. The result is 3 hand-knotted wool carpets for the Cleto Munari collection. Abstract art teaches us that we cannot explain everything with logic. Art helps us to see things from the inside and intimately understand them.
Not only see but feel, most of all.
I once lay down on the Kandinsky III carpet. I opened my hands on the wool, closed my eyes, and tried to breathe slowly. I woke up remembering a colourful dream. Perhaps manual work conveys a special magic, or Kandinsky’s inspiration transpires over time. Or maybe I was just exhausted.

Carpet Kandinsky I

2021·hand-knotted rug

Carpet Kandinsky II

2021·hand-knotted rug

Kandinsky III

2021·hand-knotted rug


  • year: 2008

The Hammokum is specially designed for the “Amsterdammers”.
Most fo the houses in the dutch capital have no balcony and the high urban density make very scars the availability of an intimate space.
In the hammokum you can relax, sleep, work, read,…or just enjoy the sun and the space around you.

Hammokum is a combiantion of these two words: hammock (sling made of fabric suspended between two points)+ Mokum (nickname for Amsterdam)