Neri & Hu takes inspiration from the tile patterns of Shanghai streets, a place where life literally happens. The name of the collection corresponds to Jie 街, the Chinese character that embodies the essence of a city: the constant movement, dynamism and frenetic activity. “The character “Jie” is made up of a radical and a phonetic character. The ancient ideograms of the Chinese Jie character depicts on one side the street as an intersection, evoking “life” at the crossroads, while the center portion of the character is made up of two “earth” characters whose ideogram shows a clay on potter’s wheel… a connection to the ceramic colors used by Neri&Hu in the series,” according to Neri & Hu. The result is an eclectic hand-tufted rug presenting different pile heights and finishes, made of 100% New wool.
Dimensions: L170 x W240 cm
L200 x W300 cm L300 x W400 cm Custom dimensions available.
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. It is an inter-discipinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China, with an additional office in London, UK. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are also founders of Design Republic, a modern design platform incorporating retail concept, design/cultural exhibitions and educational events.
Neri and Hu are both recognised professionals in their field, having been invited to speak, exhibit and judge for many prestigious events and programs all over the world, and are active in teaching and research. They have received several prestigious international awards including EDIDA Designers of the Year 2017 and Interior Designers of the Year of Iconic Awards 2017 by German Design Council, Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015 and Wallpaper* Designers of The Year 2014. In 2013, they were inducted into the U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame. Their practice was the 2011 INSIDE Festival Overall Winner, won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2010 by Architectural Review and was one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record.
Their continuous success is marked by their projects with established brands like Agape, Arflex, Artemide, Classicon, Concrete LCDA, Fritz Hansen, Gandia Blasco, JIA, LEMA, MOOOI, Nanimarquina, Offecct, Parachilna, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Stellar Works, Wallpaper* Handmade, Meritalia, BD Barcelona Design, neri&hu, among many others. In 2015, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu were appointed Creative Directors of Stellar Works.