Romina Pilloni studied Design at the University of Arts in Berlin, the artist lives and works in Munich as illustrator and graphic designer. Being half Italian she spent her childhood summers in the South-east of Sardinia where the core of her influences are rooted. In particular, the visual language of traditional artisan culture remains a constant inspiration to her work. In 2012, after her graduation, she started Fattoria Pilloni. Having noticed that carpets and craftsmanship were experiencing a worldwide boom and knowing about Sardinias strong tradition in weaving, she started developing new patterns that are based on traditional Sardinian tapestry, but incorporate modern content. They tell Sardinian's everyday life stories through the medium of the carpet. Thus, the content is themed around a humorous, but critical reflection of life in Sardinia with motifs from Sardinias cities, the sea, and the countryside.
The Fattoria Pilloni collection contains carpets, pillows, and wallhangings. All hand-made in Sardinia, with a special care to technique and details. Fattoria Pilloni only uses high quality, natural materials such as locally found sheep wool, linen, cotton, hemp and silk. As each product is made to order it can be customized in size, motif and colour, ensuring the uniqueness of each piece. Fattoria Pilloni is a project by Romina Pilloni
in collaboration with several Sardinian textile manufacturers. Creating a bridge between folklore and modern graphic design, the goal is to sustain the traditional Sardinian weaving culture and at the same time to reinvent it in a contemporary way. Therefore traditional classical motifs, that have been reproduced over centuries, are being interpreted and brought into a new, modern shape.
The weaving tradition is the most widespread Sardinian craftsmanship and its history goes back to ancient origins. These textiles told the story of the family and hometown relating to simple everyday life through metaphorical symbols reduced to simple systematic motifs. Furthermore they have always been a medium to transport cultural identity and a long-lasting heritage to pass on across generations. The carpets are woven in many months of manual labor and therefore known for their very high production standard, their fine materials, the detailed designs as well as its sequence of colors and the special weaving techniques „A Pibiones“ and „ A Bagas“ ,which are unique in the world.
Mogoro, Sardnia Tradition Village of the annualcarpet fair: „Fiera del Artigianato“
The Fattoria Pilloni is represented in a few selected shops, art fairs and exhibitions in Europe. Events will be announced on our website.