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À la mode de Gruau

New carpets are now added to the collection born from the designs of René Gruau presented last year in Paris. Thanks to the historical archive of Fede Cheti, three new subjects have been selected to become part of the series: Woman, Man, and Cap, carpets realized in a Limited Edition of 99 numbered copies, linked one another by the typical stroke of the illustration, the use of black and white, and the ironic and sensual tone.

Joie de vivre, sensuality, seduction: against the backdrop of René ‘Gruau’s work, the festive atmosphere of the Mediterranean seaside resorts of the mid-1900s.

Carlton’s hotel beach, Cannes 1959 (ph Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Sailors at a kiosk, Toulon 1964 (ph Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Vacationers of the Hotel du Cap in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, July 1956 (ph David Wharry/BIPs/Getty Images)

CARPETS

Cap
A naked body caught in the ironic gesture of covering itself with a hat; an image that strongly evokes the sensitivity and taste of an era. See the product

 

Cap
Cap, detail

Woman
A recurrent subject in his fashion illustrations, the Gruau woman expresses seduction and eroticism, charm, and malice. See the product

Woman
Woman, detail

Man
An iconic figure, expression of the vices and virtues of the seaside life of the time, poised between fun and regattas. See the product

Man
Man, details
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