Luc Deflandre is a decorator and creator who touches everything, who studied art with passion. After an internship at the children's workshop at the Centre Georges Pompidou, he spent several years at the Picasso Museum in Antibes before returning to Paris to work in an architect's office where he designed a collection of objects and light fixtures. He is passionate about everything artistic: the garden, design, fabrics, painting, photography, architecture... Without any hierarchy, art and decorative arts inspire him, which incites him to try all kinds of creative and artistic languages.
In the studio
Luc Deflandre's vocation for art was born very early when a friend of his parents gave him a facsimile of a Picasso sketchbook made at the age of 14, when he was still signing Pablo Ruiz. Since then, he has remained very admiring and grateful for the creative work of generations of artists and craftsmen and speaks of these paintings, sculptors, ceramists, authors, with such simplicity and tenderness that it would not be surprising to see them taking place in his studio!
Born in Madagascar, Luc Deflandre shares Gauguin's taste for exoticism, nature and bright, wild colours; The book El Ojo de Miro never leaves him and protects him from the evil eye; A wall in his studio is dedicated to Victor Hugo, whom he admires as a poet and decorator and whose long beard he even copies !
The weft, the guiding thread of all his creations
He draws with thick felt-tip pens and fat pastels very graphic, colourful and "matt" elements. The pattern of the weft that Luc Deflandre is passionate about is the guiding thread of his creations. It is a motif that constructs space, changing its perception through the interplay of colours, materials and lines that intertwine. By taking the opposite path from Mondrian's, who started from the study of tangled tree branches, to go towards geometrical shapes, Luc tries to move away from the weft by making free, naive and flowery trees spring up.
Luc Deflandre presented to the creative team of Pierre Frey a multitude of sheets adorned in bright colours, like small paintings. These were selected and then assembled like a patchwork to make wallpaper, reinterpreted as a carpet or considerably enlarged to be transformed into a panoramic.
Rug and carpet
Luc Deflandre's designs are reinterpreted by Pierre Frey's team dedicated to rugs and carpets. Cut and loop pile velvet or traditional weaving, different techniques are used to best approach the contemporary vision of the artist.
Printing on embossed vinyl with a matt finish brings material and a weaving effect to Luc Deflandre's creations and thus underlines his work on the screen. The original motifs are enlarged, recoloured or assembled in the form of a patchwork.
This graphic work all in volume and leaking lines designed with felt-tip pens and taken from a sketchbook by Luc Deflandre has been transformed by Pierre Frey's creative team into a sumptuous architectural panoramic.