The Kilimdeco's spirit

Kilim Déco gallery offers a range of designer carpets and kilims :

A surprising contrast between antique materials and contemporary design. Paradoxically, kilims and contemporary carpets draw their charm from select pieces of antique kilims or knotted rugs, assembled in a modern design. Each pattern is rendered unique through the woven pieces dating back to the 20th century, and tell their own story.

 

Our Philosophy

Kilim Déco : 100% Original rug design quality, guaranteed
Custom-designed, contemporary carpets
Innovative designs which revisit ancestral art
Carpets are made from 100% natural materials
Antique kilims are 100% recycled
Limited edition, design carpets
Local customer service : personal attention to detail
Restoration and cleaning services offered
Secured payment for high-quality, designer carpets and traditional kilims

 

Kilim Ecological Décor

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When investing in a kilim from the Kilim Déco gallery, your purchase is decorative as well as ecological. You are not buying a manufactured product and are thus more respectful of the environment. All kilims from the Kilim Déco gallery are semi-antique pieces, purchased in the present condition and we select the very best samples.

Kilim Organic-Ethnic

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All Kilim Déco's kilims in the gallery are created from 100% natural materials, according to rigourous quality selection. Materials include sheep wool, angora goat from cachemire, or vegetal materials like cotton or hemp. All kilims are made by traditional weaving techniques. Each kilim is testimony to both the weavers' inspiration and creativity.

1% for the environment

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Kilim Déco will contribute 1% of annual turnover to an environmental protection agency.

 

100% Quality

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Since the beginning, Lionel Astréoud and the Kilim Déco gallery's main objective has been to ensure excellent quality, authenticity, originality and aesthetic designs with kilim selection. While travelling frequently each year to Asia Minor (Anatolia), Lionel has forged strong relationships with the best dealers with the finest pieces to choose from. The kilims in the gallery have this special authentic quality as they were not woven for commercial value in the Western world. They are an expression of local tradition, which communicate a unique charm.

 

What is a Kilim ?

A kilim is commonly a carpet. The name comes from a weaving technique which differs from Oriental carpets which are knotted along the weft. Kilims have a flat-weave wherein the weave alternates from warp and weft. This weave style allows kilims to be much lighter in weight than traditional oriental carpets. Also, the original, illustrative designs on the kilims are timeless.
Kilim : Allow yourself to travel....
Not too long ago, many ethnic nomades, mostly sheep herders, travelled through Asia Minor. These populations had a preference for woollen ‘house furnishings'. Aside from carpets and kilims, they used a great many woven bags to transport the harvest. Various weaving techniques for different uses, allowed for a more comfortable livelihood. The most beautiful pieces were reserved for weddings and births. Originally, the colors were traditionally vegetal. Later, synthetic fibers from aniline appeared in modern times. Over the years, these colours aged with a fine sheen which is not possible to reproduce, and gives a marble finish which blends nicely with the different textures due to such weaving techniques. Each kilim is the result of a particular inspiration and creativity of one woman weaver. The various symbols and colours vary from region to region with the local savoir-faire, history, feelings and future of each. The ancestral nature of this weaving art, associated with practical and historical uses allow each kilim to become a unique piece.

 

Kilim art today

These modern carpets, which are a form of popular art expression, have quickly found their fans amongst those contemporary art collectors. The colours, originally flashy, have faded with time. The blues have become gray, the reds pale terra cotta, the citrus greens lime-blossom..... As such their appearance has become delicate with a quaint charm. It is for this reason that you can easily integrate them into your interior design concept.