Half-life Design

07.08.135:04 PM ET

A Carpet for Mr. Burns

The Daily Pic: Lanzavecchia + Wai design rugs that imagine post-meltdown bugs.

The new “Mutazioni" carpets, conceived for NODUS by the Italo-Singaporean design house called Lanzavecchia + Wai, recently went on sale at  Rosana Orlandi’s space in Milan.They represent imagined new species of bugs, caused by fallout from our biggest nuclear accidents. This area rug – perfect, maybe, for a fission scientist’s den – portrays Tacua Fukushimae. Hard to know its scale (I like to imagine it frying-pan size) but its asymmetries speak to its origins.

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