Volta

by A. Vetra Netherlands

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Estimated production time: 12 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 200x140x8
Material : Himalayan Wool, Linen
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Description

Volta is a hand-knotted rug that embodies a timeless aesthetic language, inspired by visual memories and chromatic harmonies of Mediterranean lands.

It translates architectural shapes into a simple rhythmic layout and a strong tactile finish. Golden arches draw a soft change of glow, creating depth juxtaposing different types of fibers. Soft yarns and rough surfaces are carefully combined to create a multilayered effect, using traditional Tibetan knot techniques. The high pile arches laying on top of a flat base gives the impression that one carpet rests on top of another. The richness in structures and materials describes the virtuosic of technical artisanal knowledge and aims to elevate tactility.

Volta is hand-knotted in the highest quality in Nepal (A : 152.000 knot/sqm).

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Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 210 × 20 × 20 cm
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About the designer


A. Vetra

A. Vetra is a project that explores the virtues of structures and materiality. 

A. Vetra was founded in 2019 by Giulia Ferraris, an Italian multidisciplinary designer with a special attraction towards textile, tactility, and crafts. In her interdisciplinary exploration, traces of the past and modern visions engage in a tactile conversation, seeking a balance between our cultural heritage and contemporary aesthetic approaches. As objects and textile editor, A.Vetra creates limited-edition collections and one-off pieces, praising the beauty of folk culture and Mediterranean imaginary through collaborations with artisanal identities.

Curated by

The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented. How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure? How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment? Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference? The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age.