In collaboration with Chevalier Edition, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance got inspired by his conception of the rug as a living space on the floor, as it was originally used in middle-eastem and eastem cultures. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance came up with a project associating the rug with a folded form that invites one to live in a quasi-horizontal way. Abstract graphics of the rug evoke the presence of the forms that one places underneath it. There are three forms, each one ofering a different comfort. They are playing with volumes in a very scupltural way. Those forms only make sense when associated with the rug. With this project, the rug becomes a living space that goes beyond the object. Every user can compose their own rug and eventually take possession of it.
Rugs are made of hand-knoted wool and forms are made of Corian.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 January, 2012