A liquid reality meets a fresh sunny breeze in this carpet inspired by the amazing abilities of Flying Coral Fish. Its pattern inhabits both a dense underwater world and the airiness of mid-flight. A blue-grey fish, with black speckles and circles of colour, has wings that make it fly.
This magic world encloses a double nature: liquid and airy, rounded and sharp, dense and light.
Christian Lacroix was born in 1951 in Trinquetaille, France. As a child Lacroix, like innumerable other young fashion designers, had a knack for the art. Lacroix loved to sketch famous dresses and menswear from history.
Lacroix attended the University of Montpellier, presumably studying Art History. He continued his studies at the world-renowned Sorbonne in Paris, where he completed a dissertation on 18th-century French art. The budding art historian also pursued a degree in museum studies at France’s Louvre Museum. Lacroix’s young maturation was unusual for its intellectuality and emphasis on art history.