FIRENZE CARPET COLLECTION Sebastiano Tosi + Lapo Ciatti / 2016

The carpet collection FIRENZE is born from the collaboration between Sebastiano Tosi and Lapo Ciatti, inviting us to look higher and to be inebriated by beauty.

In a game of mirrors the magnificence of some of Florence's most beautiful architecture, which can only be enjoyed from below, is brought to the earth and to the interior of the cupolas of the Medicean Chapels, the ceiling of the Basilica of San Lorenzo become extraordinary subjects of this series of 5 carpets.

Available in two shapes (rectangular and round) in 2 sizes each, the rugs of the FIRENZE carpet collection are made of velvet tufting.

The carpets are fire resistant with good acoustic absorption, anti-slippery and Luxury Lc5 class, suitable for residential and professional use. FIRENZE carpet collection is ideal if you want to give charm and a touch of magic to the environment, whether classic or contemporary. Attracted by the softness of the carpets, respecting the beauty of art and maybe also to dominate a vague sense of vertigo, light footprints will move on otherwise inaccessible surfaces.

" The sublime always been a concept – or, even better, a longing – of Man that naturally aims at the highest peaks. Elevating and outdoing oneself, transcending and ascending, has always been an inclination and ambition for who does not live passively his own existence: the astonishment of a summit covered with snow, the attempt to get closer to the sky by building infinite skyscrapers, or the breathtaking moment when we pose our eyes on the magnificence of a church’s dome.
The concept of sublime is undoubtedly subjective, and it’s based on the experience of the human mind, on the role that the imaginary plays on all of us. I tried to transform this need of “transcending”, the drive towards the noble, the infinite in a more immanent concept: overturning the point of view, the man becomes omnipotence persuaded by the romantic illusion of walking on a dome, laying on an ancient ceiling, or losing oneself in the fascinating sight of an old sacristy. "

Sebastiano Tosi