Marcelo Burlon for Illulian. Reinterpreting ancestral symbols in a new modern way

Illulian, a brand worldwide known for its high quality products, implements a continuous research, looking for new solutions in order to meet all types of customer requests and customisation needs through creativity. The new collection, called Capsule Collection, is the proof of this. In fact, for the realization of its three new rugsß, the brand decided to hire the creative Marcelo Burlon. Allover Snakes, Patagonia and Pixel tell the story of their creator. Born in Argentine Patagonia and grown up in cosmopolitan Milan, Marcelo makes cross-pollination into a key factor in every one of his creative projects, which means he can switch with absolute ease from street wear to interior design.  Drawing on his origins and his history, he gives life to an urban gaucho style, rich with symbols and meanings where Marcelo’s native land is the design focus.

Today, this unique fashion designer leaves the catwalks to provide clothes for luxury homes and it’s embodied in three models Limited Edition. Thanks to Illulian, in fact, kaleidoscopic motifs and iconic signs find expression most effectively in Himalayan wool and the extra pure silk that characterise the rugs proposed by this brand, handmade using vegetable colours that enchant the eye with their chromatic appeal. Thanks to their elegance, these high-prestige rugs may be selected to furnish residential and contract environments, such as museums, showrooms, hotels, restaurants, yachts.

Allover Snakes’s dense texture of snakes recalls the indigenous tradition of Patagonia. The handmade rug is also a product of great visual and emotional impact.  The second one is Patagonia, , whose texture recalls crosses Mapuche and other decorative elements from Amerindian culture. The rug stands out for its quintessential graphic expressiveness, enhanced by the use of a black & white colour palette.  Made by hand, as well as all the carpets of the brand, is endowed with an unmistakable elegance also conferred by its materials. Pixel, the third rug signed by Marcelo, instead presents a tribal mood, in digital key. The graphics becomes minimal and takes the sacred symbol of the Mapuche.

Through creative cross-pollination, Marcelo has succeeded in revisiting the iconographic elements of his culture and transforming them into new systems of fashion, and, now with this creation, of design as well.