Umbra

Light colours everything it touches, and together with its shadows, it creates depth and ever-changing patterns. Studies into the movement of light on surfaces and the projections created are a favoured subject of artists such as James Turrell, Peter Alexander and William Turner, painters beloved of Maria Gabriella Zecca, who draws her inspiration from them for her Umbra rugs. The unaligned and deliberately disproportionate composition makes it easy to combine two rugs of different shapes and sizes to create unique compositions and expand the floor area covered.

Designer: Maria Gabriella ZeccaYear: 2017
Technical overview

Cod. EUMB2X2
W 200 D 200 cm

Cod. EUMB2X3
W 300 D 200 cm

Materials and finishes
Fleece 100% Himalayan wool, cotton weave. Handmade with loom in Nepal (Handloom technique).

Maria Gabriella Zecca

Ever since the eighties, Maria Gabriella Zecca has coordinated the image and aesthetic of many famous companies in the furnishing and textiles sectors. She anticipates new trends in design and textiles, giving them context and coordinating them with objects and life spaces. She offers artistic and creative consultancy for the furniture industry and upholstery sector, focusing in particular on digital prints and jacquard. Her partnership with Tacchini began some fifteen years ago, and she continues to provide artistic consultancy regarding concept and styling projects for photographic catalogues and trade fairs. In 2017, Maria Gabriella Zecca has designed accessories of three different types for Tacchini Edizioni, including two rugs, as well as trays and pots.