Inspired by celebrated painter and naturalist John James Audubon, two Italian designers have created “Migration,” a series of carpets that celebrates avian beauty.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of the Amsterdam-based Studio Formafantasma created the limited-edition rug trio for the atelier Nodus. The needlepoint wool rugs with wooden buttons each feature a different bird in flight: Gazza (magpie), Aquila (eagle), and Pettirosso (robin). The tan, no-pile circular rugs–roughly seven feet in diameter–evoke the simple naturalism of Audubon’s hand-colored drawings, made famous in his expansive 19th-century illustrated tome Birds of America.
Get the rugs from Nodus.