Sahrai: under the sign of art

Two new bespoke collections have been added to Sahrai’s extraordinary production. A tribute to the internationally acclaimed artists Samuele Mazza and Christian Hetzel, on view in the Sahrai Showroom on Via Manzoni 45, Milan

Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza
Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza

The new collections of Sahrai carpets on view in the showroom on Via Manzoni are true works of art. A heartfelt tribute to the artists Samuele Mazza, Italian, a desire with a past in fashion who has made a name in the world of interior design, and Christian Hetzel, German, known for his minimal works. The foundation concepts of Sahrai – creativity, experimentation, research, design, innovation and sustainability – are harmoniously blended with the permeating theme of nature, together with an accent on color, applied in a skillful but extremely different way, putting these creations at the apex of the company’s production. All filtered through the history and experiences of the two artists.

Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza

Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza

Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza
Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza
Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza
Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza

Designers Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Samuele Mazza

The 6 carpets designed by Samuele Mazza within the Designers Selection Collection spring from a sense of freedom one feels when immersed in nature and its spaces, surrounded by colors, sounds and aromas that are constantly changing. Influenced by his origins in Sicily, which he likes to depict in is works, and by the abstract artist Mark Rothko, whom he admires, Mazza amplifies vivid tones and combines them with geometric aspects. Gold, lemon yellow, blue, ice gray and violet burst forth. The colors of the sky, the sea, the infinite shadings of natural light, invade carpets full of contemporary simplicity, all made in the completely biodegradable Tencel fiber.

Research on materials has always been an outstanding feature in the Sahrai collections, expressed through the use of an innovative substance capable of combining sustainability and circular economy with artistic production, so as not to neglect the environment, which is one of Mazza’s key themes.

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

The 8 projects of the Tranquility collection, inspired by Christian Hetzel and inserted in the Artists Selection Collection, are the offspring of the large abstract paintings that have made the artist so popular in the world of contemporary art. We see the same minimalist expressive power, based on the concept of ‘less is more,’ and the same source of inspiration: nature, represented with discreet colors and textures without contrasts. The dominant hues are delicate blues and grays, with varying degrees of intensity and warmth, along with brown, gold, and the countless tones of the sunset. Nuances that bring out the beauty of the fine wool on which silk reliefs stand out, a reminder of the combinations of materials the artist often utilizes in his works.

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

Artists Selection collection by Sahrai, Design Christian Hetzel

All the collections, as always, are made by hand in the Sahrai ateliers, by master artisans using refined techniques. A factor that together with a unique ability to interpret the present through the experience of the past, has made the creations of Sahrai famous over time.