Barbara Frua is a leading Milanese interior decorator and famed designer. Her work pays homage to Milan’s decorative arts tradition in an eclectic fashion, often at crossroads between art and design. She is considered by many as the natural descendant of Giò Ponti, who was also a friend of her family. For this year’s Milan Design Week, Barbara Frua has created a collection of rugs for the Alberto Levi Gallery entitled ‘Par Terre’. These flat-woven rugs are handwoven in hand-spun, precious Cashmere wool by means of the chain stitch technique, a type of embroidery that is characteristic of Indian textiles since the Mughal period. Conchiglia is by far the most intricate pattern of this collection. It’s an abstract rendition of a sea shell, developed in shades of orange, yellow and black. It can be woven in any size and we currently have in stock a 250x 200 cm, a 360 x 270 cm and a 300 x 250 cm rug, the latter being the one presented here. These carpets are backed with a sturdy cotton lining and can be used as floor coverings in any areas, from low traffic to living and dining rooms.