Flat-woven from a blend of natural jute and cotton, Julie Richoz’ Tapis Rug creates a distinctly raw and elegant expression that is reinforced by its handcrafted appearance. The rug features a non-slip backing that preserves the shape and minimises the rug’s movement, and is available in different sizes with a variety of colour options.
IN OTHER WORDS, thoughts from the designer
“The idea of this collection is to offer rugs that are elegant, easy to live with, and accessible, with natural materials. The collection offer a quiet yet vibrant motif, enhancing the tactility of the flat weaving technique with refined details. Three colourways are available, in carefully chosen tones that play with dyed jute and contrasted cotton thread to give depth to the surface. All this makes the carpet a balanced piece, both humble in the material and technique but sophisticated in the details.”
Julie Richoz is a Swiss-French designer. After graduating from University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), she worked for Pierre Charpin as a project assistant from 2013 to 2015, when she set up her own design studio in Paris. Creating both unique pieces and objects on a larger industrial scale, her practice encompasses objects, furniture, lighting, and textiles for companies such as Alessi, Louis Poulsen, Tectona, Louis Vuitton, La Manufacture de Cogolin, and Galerie Kreo, among others. Her awards include the Grand Prix at Design Parade (2012), Swiss Design Awards (2015 / 2019), Bourse Leenaards (2016), and she was also a finalist of Hublot Design Price (2016). Since 2017, she has taught industrial design at University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). For HAY, she has designed Tapis.