The Bestiary Carpet in wool was designed in 2016 by Analogia Project in collaboration with Mariantonia Urru for Camp Design Gallery and manufactured in Sardinia. It has a 165 cm diameter and is produced in a limited edition of eight pieces with a signed certification. This piece was developed on commission by Camp Design Gallery in Italy in 2016.
This project for Camp Design Gallery is inspired by Romanesque architecture, the space value of the environments of the basilicas and churches of this period, and the decorative language of architectural details. The essential geometric elements that characterize the Romanesque architecture are complemented by imaginative decorations that are affected by the relationship between men and gods: the moralizing role of the church and the Bible precepts take form in animals, real or imaginary, that appear in the details of the architectural elements. Mysterious animals that belong to the Romanesque bestiary also appear on this carpet, where a dog of a Roman mosaic becomes a wool surface. The animal-like elements have been scanned, digitized, and printed in 3D. The ancient-modern relationship, the basis of this research, is highlighted, then not only from a formal point of view but also from the technical choices to produce these pieces. This item has been developed with Italian craftsmanship excellence.