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The Invisible Collection Métamorphose Rug Pierre Yovanovitch
Pierre Yovanovitch

Métamorphose Rug

L 5,2 x W 4,2 m

L 17,06′ x W 13,78′


Wool, mohair, silk and jute
1,500 weaving hours
Bespoke sizes and colours available


Handmade in Aubusson, France

by La Manufacture Robert Four


Presented at The Invisible Collection’s showroom in London


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Product Description

This rug was created for an exhibition themed on the concept of metamorphosis, showcasing several interior designers and decorators, including Maarten Baas – already well known for his famous series of burnt objects. Baas was going to exhibit a burnt Pleyel piano, and Pierre Yovanovitch wanted to design a rug that would conjure that precise moment right afterthe fire, when everything is not yet completely charred and there still remain traces of fire. It must be said that Pierre Yovanovitch does not like figurative drawings on his rugs, preferring abstract forms instead. However, even when using an abstract language, a rug must tell a story, and on this rug, he told the movement of smoke, its volutes swirling around, and its fumes stagnating in the air… Imagining that the fire started on a raw wooden floor and on some stones, hence the choice of colors. The hand-woven rug was manufactured in Aubusson, where wool and jute threads were chosen, to give it a rougher structure; at the same time to get a more comfortable feeling, to make it softer and cushier, some mohair threads were added… Everything is in these contrasts, the opposition of materials and narration: the metaphor of metamorphosis.

Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch

Having begun his career at Pierre Cardin, with whom he collaborated for eight years, Pierre Yovanovitch opened his own Interior Architecture agency in 2001. An illustrious ambassador for French style, he has put his touch to residential and institutional projects all over the world, presenting bespoke luxury and unprecedented elegance. His interiors combine an extreme chic, with culture and clean lines, counterbalanced with the use of rare wood, marble marquetry floors, and metal sculpted doors. Ornament is pared back to the essential creating a unique style where nothing is left unconsidered.

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