Wesley Mancini’s creativity lies in weaving stories through his fabrics. His rugs are inspired by tradition and heritage but designed with a modern appeal for 21st-century homes. He is also well known for his diverse home furnishing collections that offer luxury and modest products.
Wesley Mancini is an Italian American designer who has made a significant mark in the textile industry
A pioneer in the field, he has been bestowed with several accolades for his exceptional work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Textile Market Association, Creative Leadership Award from Dupont and Grand Trillium Ministers award from the government of Canada. Mancini has served on the boards of the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, The Mint Museum of Craft and Design and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and many others.
The Congo collection is based on what is known as Kuba cloth and is made from Tanzanian sisal. The designs originate from the Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire. They are embroideries, typically done by women when they are pregnant and cannot work in the fields. They are the best examples of repetitive and non-repetivtive patterns in the world. In the rug collection, a single design fills the entire surface.