The elegant and sinuous lines designed by René Gruau for Fede Cheti represent a modern, floral motif, inspired by traditional Japanese prints. The Valparaise rug, available in two color variations – white and yellow – is the result of the elaboration of the Artist’s beloved subjects and their translation into a refined and unmistakable artifact.
René Gruau (Rimini 1909 – Rome 2004) was one of the most recognizable illustrators of this last century. His elective affinity with the fashion industry is expressed through his collaborations with the most celebrated fashion and couture magazines of the time. His work with Christian Dior gave rise to one of the most revolutionary artistic associations of the century, from which the New Look emerged, a modern reworking of late nineteenth-century fashion. An incisive and multi-faceted creativity that indelibly marked European culture through his timeless style.