Occidorient carpet by François Mangeol

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 20 May 2009

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(Occident/ /western - /Orient// East)

*Occidorient* is a carpet. It conceals an essential function of representation. It tries to cross two different, oriental and western cultures, using representative codes and try to offer, a second reading and an update of a know-how.
Historically, the Persian carpet deals with divine. It always filled in East a double function, practical and symbolic. So it is built as a work of architecture, representing a plan. It establishes a magic space including the sphere of the universe. The size(format) " kelleghi " or " kelley " is very close of 16/9 of our cinema and tv screens, this screen where we design our world.
Very symbolic Times New Roman, western and Anglo-Saxon typeface, but also well-balanced, elegant, simple and all over the world known is used in a historic way by the press and Microssoft as default. So It is used by software and tools of publication, designers of our world. It is used here as unique pattern. It performs, by aggregation and without any deformation of the typographic characters, a lots of "odalisque".
The method using by Persian is pushed to the extreme : the repetition of pattern to create a new language, familiar and abstract.

Occidorient was made in France and it's one of the latest projects of François Mangeol , a 25 years old student of ESADSE (Ecole Superieure Art& Design Saint-Etienne)


François Mangeol

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    royal creme | 2009-05-22 16:12:25

    This really becomes more beautiful upon repeat inspection and thus more impressive. Much better as a wall hanging than flooring.

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    yatzerina | 2009-05-25 09:56:45

    A piece of ART!!!!!!

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    Haifa | 2009-06-03 08:05:16

    wow i would kept this carpet on the wall and never stand on it :d

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    laurent Du garin | 2009-06-18 11:54:12

    Voici un tapis, redonnant de la valeur ΰ la l'art calligraphique remis au gout du jour sur un support noble Fιlicitation ΰ Franηois Mangeol

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