Atelier Manferdini & Urban Fabric Bring Artsy and Ethical Rugs to Market

“Architects have a seemingly unlimited faith in the power of the grid, a mastering system that has become dominant in a significant portion of the modern American cityscape. The set of drawings used in the design of this collection of rugs explores the potential of the contemporary grid and vibrant colors."

Elena Manferdini, an acclaimed architect who went from Berkeley, Cornell, and Penn to Sci-Arc, has partnered with Urban Fabric Rugs to blend architecture, fine art, and social consciousness into a series of fine floor pieces. Urban Fabric is committed to manufacturing their products at responsible mills in Thailand, India, and China. The company not only uses the highest standards for environmental protection, but also pays workers a living wage. Manferdini's collection for the brand comes from "Building Portraits," her series of geometric patterns titled to reflect the intertwining of art and architecture. 

Atelier Manferdini is popping up at ToCo Haus Gallery in Chinatown as part of KCRW's Summer Nights series. Her Urban Fabric rugs will be featured. August 5th -- 5:00 till midnight. ToCo Haus Gallery -- 949 Sun Mun Way. Los Angeles California, 90012.

Dennis Delgado