INSIDER: SERGE LESAGE @ MAISON OBJET
Maison & Objet is an internationally renowned design festival that takes place in January every year. The latest products and launches set the tone for the interior design community for the rest of the year. With the event swiftly approaching we are taking a closer look at some of the brands exhibiting at the established Parisian design fair.
Established in the 1980s, Serge Lesage was sprung out of a recognition that the oriental carpet trade largely dominated the carpet industry. Serge Lesage recognised the growing importance and demand for contemporary carpets. Serge Lesage has rapidly gained a reputation as a leader for high-end contemporary carpets and for the manufacture of customised carpets, recognised throughout the world.
“All carpets benefit from the ancestral skills used by the craftspeople in our workshops located principally in northern India”
Frédérique Lepers, artistic designer and director
A combination of technologies is used to create the high-quality finish the company are renowned for. Methods include hand-knotted velvet carpets on vertical looms, hand-tufted on cotton canvas or hand-woven on horizontal looms. These traditional processes are carried out entirely by hand, ensuring the carpet’s longevity and exceptional beauty.
For 2018, Serge Lesage have collaborated with top international designer, Charlotte Jonckheer to present a newly inspired luxury collection. The range was inspired by an in-depth stud on the colour grey. The collection of rugs stands for the neutrality of landscape with added depth from contrasting black and white shapes. Distinct zones within the rugs define visual texture. Elements of the landscape incorporate these zones, which allow the user to image a house, fields or road.