Stardust Staff Pick! On display at our Sonoma Showroom. The Pièce de Résistance in Eduardo Chillida's oeuvre is his brilliant Gravitacion Abstracto created in 1994. This exceptional rug is the principal and most outstanding item in the Chillida rug series by Nanimarquina. Hand knotted and hand spun from the finest New Zealand wool with and genuine natural silk. The modernist pattern rendered in silk shines on the wool background of this exceptional rug. The feel and visual warmth of this silk carpet is truly unmatched. The Gravitacion Abstracto rug is an exceptionally fine and rare quality rug, with truly exquisite uniform natural coloring and design in the finest tradition of Persian weaving. With 124,000.00 knots per square meter; the quality is absolutely unsurpassed. We feel incredibly fortunate to bring this exceptionally fine Eduardo Chillida rug to the market. Equally stunning on the floor or as a veritable piece of modern art when hung on the wall. This brilliant creation will compliment any refined interior design. One of the finest area rugs money can buy.
Eduardo Chillida, born in 1924, is ranked among the most acclaimed sculptors of the second half of the 20th century. His Collage from 1966 is a fine example of the abstract expressionist movement that included Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston. Eduardo Chillida spent the early years of his artistic career in Paris, where Ancient Greek sculpture as well as the works of avant-garde masters like Gaston Lachaise, Le Corbusier and Picasso really influenced his work. Chillida is regarded as a vanguard among his contemporaries for the dialog he created between monumental works and their surrounding spaces. His work is characterized by elemental forms, pared down to satisfy his essentially ascetic vision.
The exceptional collection of Chillida area rugs by Nanimarquina is based on a chronological selection of Chillida's most celebrated works. These modern works of art are accurately translated by Nanimarquina into fine area rugs which can also be used as decorative wall art. All of these fine rugs are handmade using various techniques and different materials like wool, silk and mohair. Each rug is fully authorized the by Eduardo Chillida's estate and takes several master rug artisans up to 12 weeks to create.