February 23, 2012

canevas rugs.

a textile freak myself, i love when i see traditional hand-done techniques pushed to a new level, and the canevas collection (just shown at maison & objet in paris) is definitely doing just that.  a collaboration between artist charlotte lancelot and gan rugs, these pieces are essentially one oversized handmade embroidery using felt.  the rug starts bare with a punch-hole grid, and can be reworked with any pattern and configuration, though i really love what charlotte has done referencing traditional floral patterns and embroidery samplers.  i think it's especially creative to have made the "worn-rug" patterns as well.  i'd love one, but i'd never be able to walk on it! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are beautiful and very inspiring! The colours really sing off each other!