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Making of: the artisanship behind SILAÏ carpets by GAN

Feb 17, 2016 designdiffusion

SILAÏ is the new collection from Belgian designer Charlotte Lancelot for GAN, GANDIABLASCO’s indoor brand. SILAI means “stitch” in the Indian language and represents a reinterpretation of petit point embroidery.

Inspired by the work of craftsmen, the designer has created a contemporary collection which aims to rediscover hand embroidered techniques, applying critical mass, use and context. SILAÏ celebrates the beauty of the age-old art of the handmade where the time, care and patience needed to make something is reflected. Woven over a plastic grid, or a “framework”, the petit point are simple rapid diagonal stitching. The design of the carpets includes four types of distinct stitch that combined with each other in different ways create a beautiful harmony of colours and textures.

The carpet becomes a reference point, it can be coordinated with elements: cushions, poufs and wooden side tables, that provide continuity and complement the interior of residential, public or commercial spaces. The SILAÏ collection is available in four different colours, inspired by the variety of tiling patterns that were used traditionally to decorate floors.

The result: very light-weight carpets, comfortable and with a unique design. An art form inherited from the past.