You Won’t Believe Your Eyes After Seeing Alain Gilles Designs for YO2 Rugs

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.

hole

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.

round carpet detail

hole

round carpet, mirror, chair

hole

Carpet and couch

hole

round carpet on the floor

Mosaique

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.

round carpet on the floor

Mosaique

round carpets

Mosaique

Carpet on the wall

Mosaique

Carpet and couch

Mosaique

Carpet on the floor

Mosaique

Carpet pattern

Stacked

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.

Carpet detail

Stacked

Carpet on the floor

Stacked

Carpet on the floor

Stacked

Carpet on the wall

Stacked

Carpet in the interior

Stacked

To find out more about Alain Gilles for YO² carpets, visit yoyo-designs.com.

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