"I applied lines which are inspired by the iconography and the formal essentiality of modernist architecture.”


A rug named Asmara as a tribute to the capital of Eritrea, now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to it’s modernist architecture, designed by visionary architects in the fascist colonial era. An urbanistic, innovative utopia applied to an African context, just like the two souls of this rug. “This rug has an aspect focusing on materials and the simplicity of the workmanship. To this, I applied lines which are inspired by the iconography and the formal essentiality of modernist architecture.” Federico Pepe.