Neri & Hu takes inspiration from the tile patterns of Shanghai streets, a place where life literally happens.
The name of the collection corresponds to Jie 街, the Chinese character that embodies the essence of a city: the constant movement, dynamism and frenetic activity.
“The character “Jie” is made up of a radical and a phonetic character. The ancient ideograms of the Chinese Jie character depicts on one side the street as an intersection, evoking “life” at the crossroads, while the center portion of the character is made up of two “earth” characters whose ideogram shows a clay on potter’s wheel… a connection to the ceramic colors used by Neri&Hu in the series.”, according to Neri & Hu.
The result is an eclectic hand-tufted rug presenting different pile heights and finishes, made of 100% New wool.
Made of 100% New wool.
- Size Description
170 x 240 cm
200 x 300cm
300 x 400cm (upon request)
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu founded neri&hu Design and Research Office in 2004 in Shanghai in order to take on international architecture and design projects. Together they have become one of the most dynamic design forces in China today. The two architects began their studies in Berkeley, California. Lyndon Neri went on to earn his master’s degree at Harvard. For over ten years he was a partner, and project manager for Asia, at Michael Graves&Associates in Princeton and also worked for various New York architecture firms. He is the founder of Design Republic, a concept store in Shanghai that offers outstanding international design products previously unavailable to Chinese consumers. Rossana Hu continued her studies with a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton and worked in the architecture studios of Michael Graves&Associates; Ralph Lerner; and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York City and with the Architects Collaborative in San Francisco. Both architects are also active designers and have created products for a number of European companies such as Moooi, Lema, BD Barcelona and Meritalia. They also sell their products under their own neri&hu brand and have received multiple international awards. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu have taken on lectureships at the universities of Hong Kong, Princeton and Harvard. They are joint editors of a book titled ‘Persistence of Vision’, the first in a series of publications dealing with architecture and urban planning challenges in Chinese mega-cities. For ClassiCon Lyndon Neri and Rosana Hu have designed the series of chairs SEDAN.