Nodus Furniture: fusion of art and design

Building on its opening towards bolder applications of design in the world of textiles, Nodus has this year delved into the furniture sector with the Basilea collection of multi-functional bookcases, which – together with the 2017 collection of rugs – represent the cornerstone of the recently launched Nodus Furniture division.

The bookcase collection is designed by Paolo Cappello and employs innovation discreetly, incorporating a wealth of sophisticated, quirky details which lend the pieces a timeless feel and a sense of identity. The company channels a quintessentially Italian style revolving around savoir faire, good taste, expertise and tradition.

With a range of customisation options available, the bookcase can be made in an array of different materials. The metal parts can be painted, chrome-plated, bronzed or finished in pure gold, while the wooden sections are available in anything from beech to maple, Canaletto walnut and classic oak, while finishes include matte and shiny lacquer. All of this, together with the use of leather, parchment, rough iron and shiny steel, makes Basilea a truly multi-faceted collection.

Equally versatile is the collection of artisanal rugs, which stand halfway between art and design. The brand has teamed up with a number of international designers who have drawn inspiration from a variety of themes to channel their genius into the collection, which is packed with references to philosophy, history, architecture, nature and so on.

Shiro Studio’s Particles is a homage to Leibniz’s achievements in philosophy, while social issues are raised in the Cangaço rugs by Humberto Campana and in Venezia Carioca and Bala Perdida by David Elia. The myriad wonders of the natural world are explored by Constance Guisset, Kiki van Eijk and Sam Baron, while there is a more expressive, punk feel to Tearing Tapestry by Joost van Bleiswijk. Finally, Punti and Concetti by Giuseppe Manzoni are perfect for any kind of contemporary interior, with important iconographic references to Kandinsky, Fontana or Damien Hirst.