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Laurine Malengreau

  • OOLMOO
  • Felt maker
  • Aubusson, France
  • Master Artisan
Laurine Malengreau Felt maker
Contact
French, English, Hebrew, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 771937923
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Walls of wonder

  • • Laurine masters the Nuno Silk technique
  • • She merges oriental influences with local influences
  • • She creates striking colourful wall hangings

Laurine Malengreau lives in Aubusson, in the Creuse Department, inscribed by UNESCO in the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In 1665 it became part of the Manufacture Royale des Tapisseries. Laurine’s art is inspired by this context, as she searches for the subtle balance between harmony of gesture, blend of colours and the selection of precious materials. Silk and wool are the ingredients for the magical wall hangings she creates. No glue, but the Nuno Silk technique which she learned from her Spanish master 12 years ago. "I dress walls. starting from the traditional French wall hanging of ancient bourgeois residences, I reinterpret it according to my technique and my taste," Laurine explains.

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Works

  • © Grégory Valton
  • © Grégory Valton
  • © Grégory Valton
  • © Séverine David
  • © Grégory Valton
Photo: © Grégory Valton
Pipe Dream

The background of this Nuno Silk wall covering detail features a striking marble surface that was achieved with the use of various precious textiles combined with metallic yarns. The central figure originated from the organic world, echoing the feathers of birds.

Width 250 cm
Height 200 cm

Photo: © Grégory Valton
Lilac

Inspired by nature and defined by simple sophistication, this large-scale textile wall hanging was entirely handmade to create a unique decoration for a hotel lobby in Abu Dhabi. Made of precious materials such as merino wool, wool of Solognote sheep and floss silk, the wall piece depicts an abstract landscape of shimmering light, flock of birds and traces of dark forests.

Width 500 cm
Height 380 cm

Photo: © Grégory Valton
Crack of Dawn

This elegant Nuno Silk wall covering includes various other materials like velvet, mohair wool and metallic yarns. The floral designs displayed in different shades of blues and greens overlap gracefully the dusty pink backdrop, illuminated with a tint of ivory

Width 280 cm
Height 300 cm

Photo: © Séverine David
Sfumante

Romantic and mysterious, this refined Nuno Silk wall piece detail creates a lunar effect by combining layers of soft textures in various shades of whites and greys with metallic yarns.

Width 155 cm
Height 55 cm

Photo: © Grégory Valton
Diapir

Entirely handcrafted, this stunning Nuno Silk wall piece detail is made with high quality materials including brocade, merino and mohair wool and floss silk. The bright yellow brocade band stands out beautifully from the rich Indigo background, characterized by a powdery texture and chaotic abstract patterns.

Width 125 cm
Height 125 cm

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