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Paule Leleu

Pair of Carpets with Aztec-Inspired Motifs

France, 1957



Medium: Hand-woven wool

Dimensions: 139.5 in long x 111 in wide

The daughter of Jules Leleu, Paule joined the family company at a young age. Over time she became the firm's colorist and the head of the design studio, where she oversaw the textile department and designed more than 500 maguettes for carpets, fabrics, and wallpapers. This extraordinary design, executed as a pair of hand-woven wool carpets in 1957, features an elaborate series of rectangular Aztec-inspired motifs in greens, yellows, blues, and red. 


Designed for the Villa Médy Roc in Cap d’Antibes (South of France), for which Maison Leleu was chosen to provide new furniture, lighting, and carpets in 1957.  This was one of their most significant post-war commissions.

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