At Atelier Février, we believe that the beauty of our rugs not only lies in the design and the technique but also in the possibility to personalise each of our pieces. Because each of Atelier Février rug is handmade, we can custom-make them to any environment and fulfil any personal desire. Along with our in-house designer who will draw the rug you envisioned, you have the possibility to truly participate in the making of your own piece selecting its colour, size and shape.With a wide range of colours and materials, and a designer dedicated to your project, the possibilities are endless. You will be guided by an expert through the process to make sure that your rug is exactly how you want it to be, and matches your needs and interior.
Atelier Février designs high-end, timeless rugs, designed in France and hand-knotted in Nepal. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of everyday life and departing from trends, Atelier Février is a true reflection of the simplest elements of nature and life. Combining tradition and modern design while, sustaining Fair Trade standards and environmentally friendly work methods.Made from premium Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. Tibetan wool, known for concentrating a high content of lanolin that protects the rug over time, and allows it to age beautifully. The selected silk is the finest from China, for added lustre and durability, ensuring the long-term use of the rugs in personal and public spaces. Atelier Février’s signature patterns are richly detailed, and highlighted by a unique colour palette and original cutouts. The designs are the result of a thorough manual process for a natural finish.
First hand-drawn on paper, then scaled and hand-knotted by expert Nepalese weavers, the production steps involve the combined workforce of more than 50 people. The average turnaround time to make one piece is of at least 14 weeks. From the preproduction, that involves hand collecting the wool, spinning and dyeing the yarn to printing out a graph in the size of the actual rug to hand knotting in the identical size and design. Followed by washing, trimming … all of these actions need to be meticulous, one error and the entire process needs to start from the beginning. Each one of our artisans holds a specific task done with considerable focus and precision. Resulting in each rug inheriting a larger, deeper meaning, one that is entwined in its core adding to its uniqueness.
Fair trade standards and environmentally friendly work methods are at the core of Atelier Février’s approach. Atelier Février is committed to using 100% natural fibres and colours, ethical work opportunities in Nepal and Tibet, and promoting traditional Nepalese craftsmanship. We work closely with Label-Step as part of our effort to ensure that all of our workers work in line with Fair Trade standards and use eco-friendly work methods. Step is a charitable organisation that works tirelessly to turn the carpet industry into an effective instrument of monetary development to economically disadvantaged rural areas. While offering workshops in remote villages they aim to empower younger generations by helping them find the honour and value in being an artisan weaver while also making a decent living out of their artistic expression.