When I think of the idea of an iconic cloud, I envision two prototypes: the first is the marshmallowy, billowed, super-poofy kind that drifts lazily over Springfield at the opener of every Simpson’s episode; the second is the looming, congregating mass of darkness that presages storms both literal and figurative as at the conclusion of the second Terminator film. Happily, Chevalier Edition’s take on the concept proposes a third—one part Surrealist, one part Cubist, and one part pure, lean geometrical whimsy, their Cloud Rugs are imaginative and intriguing.
Cloud Rug. Designed by Camile Chevalier. Manufactured by Chevalier Edition.
Chevalier Edition's Cloud Rugs Give You Some Perspective on Your Floor
Let this be a lesson to budding artists everywhere who find it difficult to grasp the rudimentary concept of the vanishing point... The Cloud Rugs use asynchronous, concentric circles to create a sense of texture and depth, yet achieve this without resulting to pure photorealism.
The result is a design that’s both simple and conceptually complex, very suggestive of the idea of a cloud—its texture, its movement, its uncanny ability to grow and expand and contract at will—without merely duplicating the look of a single cloud.
Chevalier Edition’s Cloud Rugs come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. As with all Chevalier Edition rugs, the Cloud Rugs are hand-knotted (100 knots per square meter); they’re made of a 70/30 wool/silk blend.
About the Manufacturer: Chevalier Edition is a family affair. Launched in 2008 by the sister, brother, and father trio of Camile, Nicolas, and Pierre Chevalier, the company synthesizes the old world craftsmanship of hand-knotted wool/silk rugs with the millennial artistic sensibilities of designer/artist Camile: “The aim and wish of Chevalier edition is to reproduce an authentic age old tradition and technique; all rugs are hand-knotted into a contemporary artistic expression to offer a high-quality and creative rugs range.”