In 2018, the European Cultural Centre invited me to show my work at Venice Design 2018, the largest international design exhibition running during the Venice Biennale. The show is held at the Palazzo Michael, close to the Ca’ d’Oro on the Grand Canal, so I decided to create a piece that would match the grandeur of the space and the culture of Italy.

“Firenze,” a three hundred knot per square inch hand-knotted rug was the result. The piece, a mosaic composed of silk “fragments” of Deruta pottery, is held together by “grout lines” of New Zealand wool. This unique, 9′ x 12′ work of art was mounted in the entry salon to the palazzo.