To mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Max Huber, Poltrona Frau pays homage to the famous Swiss artist and graphic designer with Billie and Dizzy, a collection of rugs based on drawings of two unproduced works taken from the archive and dating respectively to 1936 and 1947.
The original designs have remained unchanged in terms of their proportions and the thickness of their lines and have simply been adapted to the dimensions of the rugs.
The Dizzy rug is based on a design which stands out for its series of cadenced lines, its rhythm bringing to mind Dizzy Gillespie, one of the inventors of bebop and modern jazz. A tribute to a genre of music much loved by the artist and a passion that influenced his work. As well as his famous works for Esselunga, La Rinascente, Coin, Rai and Montecatini, during his career Max Huber carried out lots of projects connected with this form of music, such as “Ritmo” magazine in 1950 and “Jazztime” in 1952, the cover of jazz encyclopaedia “Messaggerie Musicali” in 1952, and the poster for the “Jazz Chiasso weeks” festival of 1985.
Dizzy has a motif formed of small broken lines in two different colours positioned both horizontally and vertically. The strokes originate at the centre of the rug and form a radial effect stretching towards the external edge, gradually becoming longer and thinner. The design is based on a musical score and therefore suitable for being presented in different variants and dimensions. The rugs in the Dizzy collection come in two sizes: 200X300 cm and 250X350 cm, and four very stylish shades, two dark: Blue Green, Deep Red and two light: White Sand and Light Gray.