Ginko, Par terre by Barbara Frua, who 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.
Ginko consists of a mirror image of two leaf motifs in two shades of green on a very light grey background. It can be woven in any size.
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.