Alibabá, 1989


Producer: Casas

(Out of production)

Really, a woollen carpet which can be raised and shaped into a seat with backrest incorporated. The design came from observation of something that people often do when watching television or relaxedly chatting: they sit on a rug on the floor with their backs resting against the sofa.

    The piece also drew inspiration from the carpets that might be found covering ledges and steps in an English mansion. This was the origin of this hybrid piece, with its unusual power of transformation for the benefit of our comfort. The carpet comes in three patterns: a geometric one representing a maze (Laberinto), another with a Tibetan tiger motif (Tíbet), and the third inspired by the traditional Turkish carpet (Anatolia).