Creative by nature, Laure Kasiers has always been fascinated by manufacturing and its methods. Studying Textile Design at La Cambre, meant she could satisfy her curiosity for handicrafts by combining technical knowledge with an artistic approach.
- From thread to needle -
As time went on, Kasiers felt a growing passion for furnishing. Through her research into textiles she was able to build up the soft, warm aspect of carpeting – She also cherished the millennia-old tradition behind it.
- Birth and self-discovery -
Laure Kasiers made her first pieces in 2007, when she was pregnant. Moments of introspection echoed gestation and the process of nesting. In front of the board of examiners at the end of her studies, she presented pieces produced out of trimmings from a carpet factory. When that completed, she purchased the machines and began to make her own ribbons, with all the freedom and complexity which that involves. Since then, Kasiers has been investing her passion and know-how in quality carpets, designed to clad floors and walls.
- Contingent and organic -
All Laure Kasiers' pieces are made by hand according to an alternative technique she honed herself. It represents a combination of the mechanical process and a manual, artisanal stage of creation. She transformed the way these ribbons are used – normally, they are incorporated into fabric. She uses them upright, on the edge, and it is this treatment that shapes the design. No weaving, knitting or tufting. The designs arise naturally through her touch. The organic, irregular, singular shapes that result from this seem to come straight out of nature, from the eyepiece of a microscope, from an aerial view of the Earth or from space. This notion of contingency inspires her. She loves the way her creations, in which colors and designs are freely combined, ignite people’s imagination.
- Slow design -
From creation to sale, the process runs from A to Z in her little workshop, nestled in the heart of Brussels. Local production, at a deliberately slow pace. No serial manufacturing, but unique carpets destined to become faithful companions, bearing arresting signs of use that will delight their owners.
- Local and sustainable -
Laure Kasiers committed to a sustainable and eco-responsible approach. The threads come from ends-of-stock from Belgian factories or are spun in Europe, often based on recycled fibers. Her favorite materials are linen and especially wool, which is historically associated with textiles due to its insulating properties, puffiness, and cosiness. Natural and renewable, the wool that I use originates from an English partner and a French supplier of recycled wool. This two-fold value of sustainability – carpets made of renewable materials and designed to be long-lasting – is joined by one of no-frills luxury.
- Trust and gratitude -
Listening and fostering closeness with customers' needs and wishes, Kasiers now offers customized service at ecoist.world for North American customers. We are deeply grateful for the trust she placed in Ecoist to represent her exquisite rugs.
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