Kilim Ingiustificabili Esigenze (2008)

Michele De Lucchi,

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Kilim Ingiustificabili Esigenze (2008)

Michele De Lucchi,

Ettore Sottsass's last lesson. "I always wanted to make kilims, and I tried several times to make them in Turkey, in Afghanistan, in China, but they never turned out as well as I wanted, they were not what I had in my head. I drew many of them, looking for colour combinations that were beautiful in geometric figures and that could be transferred in colours to wools and fabrics. Now I am very happy with these that Rachna Joshi Nair brings me from India, perhaps because in that impenetrable and spiritual country, wool is still worked by craftsmen and manual skill has great value. The same as it has for me. It seems to me that now is just the right time, because thinking of Ettore I remembered the stories of his travels in India and was able to explain the long kilim project to myself. So this is the year I open a new workshop in Produzione Privata. It is the Fabric Workshop and will produce kilims: for now 7 models, hand-woven. We will put them on the walls as tapestries and decorate the rooms. We will use them to warm up some too cold floors, to put an accent in a corner of the house and some will use them as room dividers, as nomads once did in their tents. They are maps of vaguely impenetrable but freely interpretable architecture. For Ettore they would be unjustifiable exigencies. For me they are unjustifiable demands." ā€” Michele De Lucchi, febbraio 2008