Italian design brand Portego just launched their latest collections at this year’s Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany. Both collections were designed by Seraina Lareida with bold graphic patterns and strong color palettes, all that pay homage to Venetian architecture. The rugs are handcrafted in Italy from New Zealand wool using various techniques that result in distinct textures.
Oci, which is Venetian for ‘eyes,’ references all of the windows that adorn the facades in Venice. Each rug is made up of three colors and designs and when placed side-by-side, the three, differently-shaped rugs form a window-like design that lines up to create a new geometric composition.
Sottovolto, along with its twin Sottoportico below, also reference Venetian architecture, but this time the infamous Venetian porticos. The abstract patterns are formed with geometric shapes which reference the light and color that the city’s buildings usually reflect.