Gilardi was widely recognized in the early 60s for his experiments with unorthodox materials and sculptural forms that radically diverged from the avant-garde mainstream. Gilardi was responsible for creating 'Tappeti-natura' (Nature-carpets). They are floor installations and wall reliefs made of meticulously molded and painted polyurethane foam that take the form of rocks, plants and a wide variety of nature studies. These objects brought Gilardi considerable critical and commercial success throughout the 60s. The Pavé Piuma is one such example, executed for Gufram in 1967.
Each tile is 500 x 500 x 60mm
Polyurethane moulded tiles with green synthetic leaves