La Manufacture Cogolin (USA)

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La Manufacture Cogolin (USA)

A best-kept secret among today’s most sophisticated clients in search of exceptional craftsmanship and tradition, La Manufacture Cogolin has produced rugs of unrivaled elegance, hand-knotted or woven by local craftswomen on 19th Century looms in a small village near Saint-Tropez since 1924.
In 1928 visionary textile engineer Jean Lauer purchased the workshop that would become La Manufacture Cogolin. To the Manufacture’s production of hand-knotted rugs, Lauer added 19th Century Jacquard hand-weaving looms, which are still in use today. Each Cogolin rug was knotted or woven by local craftswomen whose skill, combined with Lauer’s groundbreaking innovations, helped propel the brand to international renown by the 1930s. Lauer’s expertise quickly made him a widely sought-after collaborator with many of Europe’s finest designers, such as Jules Leleu, Christian Bérard, Jean-Michel Frank, Sir David Hicks and even the artist Jean Cocteau.