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Designer

Charles Zana

Manufacture

Diurne

Circa

2021

Description

The Cosmati collection honors the cultural heritage of Italian mosaic artists and their way of laying bright and precious tiles on a bed of cement. The series transposes these effects, silk for the precious and luminous and wool for the cement bed that hosts them. The noted designer Charles Zana, trained at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, collaborated with Diurne to create five rugs that merge contemporary design with the craftsmanship legacy of mosaic arts.

Diurne

French painter Marcel Zelmanovitch founded DIURNE in 1982 in pursuit of an alternative canvas to transmute his paintings into woven narratives. The artist had found a new passion. Living and working between Paris and Nepal near his team of master weavers, Zelmanovitch is now fully supporting their workshop and community, allowing each of them to carry on Nepal’s rug traditions and its rich craftsmanship legacy. Today, Zelmanovitch invites artists and designer friends to use his palette of woven canvases, Diurne, for their personal work and expressions.

His approach emphasizes the importance of time-honored techniques, viewing each rug as a canvas where ancient artistry meets contemporary vision. The Diurne collection exemplifies this philosophy, with each piece emerging from a meticulous series of traditions: hand-selected fibers of wool, silk, linen, and mohair are carefully dyed in hand-mixed pigment, spun, then intricately knotted and woven by skilled artisans. The collection of unique and limited edition rugs by Galerie Diurne has evolved to include collaborations with contemporary designers such as Mattia Bonetti, Raphael Navot, Charles Zana, and Francis Sultana.

French painter Marcel Zelmanovitch founded DIURNE in 1982 in pursuit of an alternative canvas to transmute his paintings into woven narratives. The artist had found a new passion. Living and working between Paris and Nepal near his team of master weavers, Zelmanovitch is now fully supporting their workshop and community, allowing each of them to carry on Nepal’s rug traditions and its rich craftsmanship legacy. Today, Zelmanovitch invites artists and designer friends to use his palette of woven canvases, Diurne, for their personal work and expressions.

His approach emphasizes the importance of time-honored techniques, viewing each rug as a canvas where ancient artistry meets contemporary vision. The Diurne collection exemplifies this philosophy, with each piece emerging from a meticulous series of traditions: hand-selected fibers of wool, silk, linen, and mohair are carefully dyed in hand-mixed pigment, spun, then intricately knotted and woven by skilled artisans. The collection of unique and limited edition rugs by Galerie Diurne has evolved to include collaborations with contemporary designers such as Mattia Bonetti, Raphael Navot, Charles Zana, and Francis Sultana.

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