Gilles & Boissier,
Oscillating between classical references and a very contemporary purity, between the richness of the materials and a delicate poetry that can be read in the background, the magic of the Gilles & Boissier universe is fed by its natural ambivalence. Dorothée Boissier and Patrick Gilles, a duo of architects prized the world over, nonetheless assert their Parisian roots, as evidenced by Empreinte, a Rugs directly inspired by a park in the capital, created in collaboration with Édition 1.6.9 in 2017.
Essential in architecture, in its capacity to structure as well as to energise space, light is rarely as subtle as in its natural state. During a visit to a Parisian flat next to the Parc Monceau, the architectural duo was struck by the beauty of the shifting pattern of trees, which are freely drawn on the ground by the shimmering sunlight. With Édition 1.6.9, Gilles & Boissier manage, through the grace of hand-tufting, to immortalise and render tangible the random fantasy of these graphic shadows.