August 19, 2015

Charlotte Lancelot’s Rugs for Gan Articulate the Nostalgia of Embroidery

Before life started moving at warp speed, textile artisans had the time and patience to ply the craft of embroidery. “This is a technique that people know, that provokes nostalgia,” Charlotte Lancelot says. For


, she articulates that longing in Silaï, named for the Hindi word for stitch.

Each of the four patterns, offered in four colorways, is based on traditional floor tile and rendered in an adaptation of classic petit point, now handwoven in wool on a plastic grid. Combining various different examples accentuates the simple diagonal stitching. When the embroidery envelops an ottoman, the statement becomes that much bolder.

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