Axelle Vertommen - Villa Tapis
In collaboration with BOMAT, Axelle Tapis designed Lazuli, a carpet that masterfully translates the characteristics of 1930s modernism into a contemporary aesthetic. The striking geometric pattern is inspired by the interior of Villa Cavrois and creates an inviting playfulness with its sober and architectural volumes.
As in this modernist house by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, polychromy is an inherent part of the design. Axelle’s use of colour was inspired by that of Le Corbusier, for which the Polychromie Architecturale was a useful tool. This range of colours, composed in 1931 and 1959, can be combined harmoniously. With its 180 cm by 250 cm, the carpet is a real eye-catcher in any room. The material and finish are also of the highest quality. The carpet was expertly hand tufted and only 100% New Zealand wool was used. The differentiated pile heights ensure a difference in experience per colour area and strengthen the composition.