If you like tricks of the eye illusions, you will absolutely love these carpets. The Hole, Mosaique and Stacked-Up collections designed by Alain Gilles for YO² Rugs are based on geometry, perspective and false impressions that make you question your own vision.
A gateway to another world? The Hole collection gives the visual impression of an opening, a modern trompe l’oeil. The design works thanks to a hand-drawn grid that represents the floor and a circle. Certain angles are sketched in an almost caricature style and do the trick of the eye. With the round version of the carpet you can place your “porthole” anywhere in a room.
You must take a double shot the first time you see the Mosaique collection. Inspired by small details in a photo, everything at Mosaique revolves around playing with the perception of materials (example: artificial marble). In this case, the design of the carpet mimics tile and makes us question reality. With overlapping patterns, Gilles creates a sense of movement.
I have to admit, the Stacked Up collection was the most mistaken. The illusion of cheap, stacked corrugated metal sheets looks like it has real three-dimensional depth. The “shadows” that lie between stacked sheets of paper are an important graphic element, especially in the version with an off-center composition.
To find out more about Alain Gilles for YO² carpets, visit yoyo-designs.com.