Degiosart mission is to encourage the appreciation of highly refined objects and artworks.
Degiosart is borne out of a long passion for antiques, vintage and contemporary fine objects and works of art from europe and asia. the aesthetic beauty of unique and refined objects is revealed to those who appreciate their details. their age and provenance is no longer important; they simply have a voice of their own.
Degiosart adds a modern twist to antiques and vintage by giving them a new purpose, a new space and combining them with contemporary fine art. Its showrooms illustrate that concept by way of regularly rotating its collection on display. all sort of objects are exhibited to furnish and decorate homes or simply to collect; from sculptures, paintings, prints, carpets, vessels, furniture or textiles bought in Japan, Tibet, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and of course Europe, giuseppe de giosa the founder is an Italian former banker.
Giuseppe De Giosa (Pino), a career banker, grew up in the lush landscape of Puglia, Italy. He developed a subconscious appreciation for the creative arts in the mid-80s, his first overseas posting to London gave him the opportunity to be exposed to the arts and antiquities scene in London. it was here that he embarked upon an intensive study of rugs and paintings.
Initially, he was consumed with a passion for carpets; Caucasians in particular. As he came to be more exposed and knowledgeable, he began to develop a preference for carpets that were less commercial, from lesser-known centres of weaving; carpets that were more rustic, free spirited and personalized in style.
In 1991 while on a visit to Tibet, he stumbled upon a van stacked with Tibetan carpets and it was as if his third eye opened. in exploring temples, monasteries and palaces, he saw with a fresh understanding the place and significance of these rugs. This was the beginning of my love affair with Tibetan carpets.
During this same visit, i chanced upon a store with thousands of carpets. i developed a fast friendship with the owner and spent many hours with him learning about the carpets and their place in Tibetan tradition and culture. i was not only astounded by the beauty of these rugs but also by their unique knotting technique, the craftsmanship employed and the chromatic palette informed by clothes, furniture and ornaments of the Potala palace, the chief residence of the Dalai Lama whilst in Tibet. In that moment, the idea of starting a collection of antique Tibetan carpets took root and his collection began that day with 16 rugs.