Graduated from the Haut Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Lola Gibert is a young textile designer specialized in weaving who is also interested in the creative possibilities that wool felt can offer.
In parallel with her training in textile design in Mulhouse, she carried out several experiments related to textile materials and it was in Edinburgh, Scotland, that Lola discovered in 2018 the many possibilities offered by wool. Curious about the link between artisanal and industrial know-how, and by the properties of this material, she creates a wool carpet inspired by the volumes of hydrangea flowers.
At the beginning of this project, she was determined to transform a French wool made available by a sheep breeder who – like most French breeders today – has no outlet for her shear wool. Lola Gibert’s felt pieces are made from wool from Noire du Velay sheep raised in a herd in the pastures of the Puy de Dôme volcano. She values the dark brown colour of the original fleeces of this breed. Modular and combinable, her creations can be used both under dishes – due to the insulating qualities of the wool – and as carpets or wall hangings.
As part of the TRICOLOR Office and on the occasion of Paris Design Week 2019, Lola Gibert presents a wool felt carpet made from Noire du Velay sheep’s fleece.