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Tappeto “Sprofondo” [“Sinking” Carpet] (1989)

Tappeto “Sprofondo” [“Sinking” Carpet] (1989)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

Title

Tappeto “Sprofondo” [“Sinking” Carpet] (1989)

Dates of creation

circa 1989-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 18 drawings (including 13 reprographic copies)
  • 6 digital files (45 MB)
  • 1 transparency

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Tappeto “Sprofondo”", a rug design by Pettena and produced by the Galleria Speciale in Bari, in 1989, for the "I tappeti della meditazione" project that aimed to "underline the importance of an object that [...] can stimulate other uses and behaviors apart from its simple decorative function." [1] Pettena designed a rug with a pattern creating a sinking illusion, to put emphasis on the feeling of dizziness and imbalance that could come with meditation, rather than serenity and contemplation.

The project series contains various design studies for the pattern of the "Sprofondo" rug, a transparency of the final design, and photographs and a video of the rug.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/design-sinking-1989/ (last accessed 11 December 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1989.PR01

Location

Bari Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1989.PR01.001
    • Title: Design for the sinking carpet pattern, Tappeto “Sprofondo”
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 30.5 x 42.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-002-002

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1989.PR01.002
    • Title: Various design study for the sinking carpet pattern, Tappeto “Sprofondo”
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 reprographic copies
    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 55 x 55.5 cm sheet (largest): 70.5 x 72.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-004-004

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1989.PR01.003
    • Title: Design for the sinking carpet pattern, Tappeto “Sprofondo”
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy
    • 1 transparency

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 6 x 6 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-049

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1989.PR01.004
    • Title: Photographs, videos of the rug, and project description, Tappeto “Sprofondo”
    • Dates of creation: 2006 - 2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 digital files (45 MB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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