Charlotte Lancelot presents her new Silaï space at isaloni:
SILAÏ | CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERY
SILAÏ is the new collection from Belgian designer Charlotte Lancelot for GAN, GANDIABLASCO’s indoor brand. SILAI means “stitch” in the Indian language and represents a reinterpretation of petit point embroidery.
Inspired by the work of craftsmen Charlotte Lancelot has created a contemporary collection which aims to rediscover hand embroidered techniques, applying critical mass, use and context.
“This is a technique that people know, that reminds them of times gone by and provokes nostalgia,” outlines the designer.
SILAÏ celebrates the beauty of the age-old art of the handmade where the time, care and patience needed to make something is reflected. It is a “savoir-faire” that is being lost, because we have less and less time, we use objects which we consume quickly, that can be replaced easily.
Woven over a plastic grid, or a “framework”, the petit point are simple rapid diagonal stitching. The design of the carpets includes four types of distinct stitch that combined with each other in different ways create a beautiful harmony of colours and textures.
The result: very light-weight carpets, comfortable and with a unique design.