Mapping New Territory
Marl McMenamin -- Interior Design, 2/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
Camille Chevalier's family has been steeped in the lore of Aubusson since 1917, when her great-great-grandfather established a restoration business, Chevalier Conservation. The launch of Chevalier Édition sees her jettisoning the past for the present, some might even say the future. Assembling a stable of designers who specialize in anything but rugs, she challenged each to take a first stab at the loom.
A onetime Hermès and Louis Vuitton designer, Julien Kolmont de Rogier, provided Paris, an aerial view in wool-silk. Ivan Duval and Jean Sebastien, who'd designed cheese-shape sponges and banana-shape bath stickers as partners in Atypyk, took a more subdued approach with two round wool rugs, Aim and Stats. Camping Design's graphics specialists, David Valy and Annelise Cochet, delivered scratch-pad spontaneity in Premier Trafic, also in wool. Confluence. Furniture designer Stephan Lanez admits the rug sector didn't seem very contemporary to him at first glace. But his wool abstraction, Circle 7, certainly is.
All GoodWeave-certified, the rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal. Standard and custom colors, fibers, and sizes available. 33-1-43-07-87-44; chevalier-edition.com. circle 437