The cross stitch-inspired Canevas Collection by Charlotte Lancelot
The Belgium designer Charlotte Lancelot impressed us with embroidered rugs presented at Salone del Mobile, 2012 during Milan Design Week. They were a modern reinterpretation of an otherwise old technique usually seen is decorations and accessories. This technique was basically reinvented and transposed on a series of new surfaces. The same designer is now back with a bigger collection.
This is the Canevas Collection. It was designed for Spanish brand Gan Rugs and this time it includes, besides rugs, a series of cushions and modular or soft poufs. The same technique was used to create a series of cross stitch-inspired pieces featuring abstract patterns. These designs have a dual look. On one hand, they feature vintage patterns that remind us old times. However, on the other hand, this is a modern reinterpretation of those patterns featuring an innovative technique. So even though the starting point and the inspiration are old, the results are new and innovative.
The rugs are very versatile and also very pleasant at the touch. Also, they feature floral and abstract patterns that make suitable to a variety of different decors. The furniture pieces have simple designs and geometrical shapes with clean lines. They have a casual look and are very comfortable. And to make the image complete, the designer also created a series of decorative pillows featuring the same designs and patterns.