The traditional eye-shaped symbol, believed to protect against the evil eye, turned into a beautiful pattern now on a contemporary rug by Atélier Février. The Nazar Rug, made of Himalayan wool and Chinese silk, is hand-knotted in Nepal, and exemplifies Atelier Février trademark’s blend of cultural heritage and modern design. The signature patterns are richly detailed, highlighted by a one-of-kind color palette and original cutouts. The designs are the result of a thorough manual process for a natural finish. Hand-knotted by expert weavers -every step involves the combined workforce of around 50 people- each rug is literally unique, given its handmade nature, and can be entirely personalized or custom-made.
Having honed his trade studying fashion design at Studio Berçot, Florian Pretet became head of production for hand woven cashmere and silk for a luxury brand, dividing his time between France and Nepal. More recently, he has developed his savoir-faire as a textile designer and his knowledge of craftsmanship by creating unique rugs and becoming ever more involved in homeware. He loves patterns with ethnic influences derived from African or Asian art as well as Art Nouveau and Decorative Arts.