A passion for rugs
Our story begins with an unforgettable journey! The date: November 2000. The destination: Northen India. Sandrine Demas sets out to meet craftsmen on the banks of the Ganges. Her goal: to create bold contemporary rugs. Back in Paris, she launches Diacasan Edition, a French independant design company.
For Sandrine, selling rugs is a family affair. She likes to say that "rugs run through her veins"! Rugs spark our imagination, awake our senses… They bring to mind nomadic colors, smells, the feel of natural fibers like wool and silk, the timelessness of the Orient…
Our editorial line
We have an artistic approach to design. Our selection criteria is the work of the artist. Diacasan Edition is an independent design company, which is crucial to us. It allows us to select the designer artists we want to work with, to follow our coups de cœur and to take time to mull over each project.
Our creations are the result of a subtle alchemy: the right drawing + the right colors + the right making process. Designer, technician and craftsman, all connected by a shared passion.
We like to follow the artists in their exploration, such a stimulating process, full of surprises! This is how we opened up new horizons with our mirrors and lamps. Daring to use new media, new techniques and materials gives a broader approach to the artist’s universe.
See how happily Christian Signorel’s graphic lines unfold in the CELESTE collection...
We insist on artisanal production. We use noble materials. We go where the best craftsmen are: India, Nepal, Italy, Portugal and France.
Over the years we have developed close relationships with them, strong bonds and a deep trust. Together we take on new challenges and launch into more and more complex creations. As shown for example by the splendid Clairière rug designed by Sylvain et Plume...
Hand Knotted rugs
Our hand knotted rugs are all made in Nepal, in the Kathmandu region. It is an artisanal process, 100% handmade, requiring fourteen steps, each crucial to the finished product. Our craftsmen perpetuate unique skills passed on through generations. Hand knotting is a long and precise work, demanding patience and dexterity.
We use hand-spun Himalayan wool, an exceptional material that takes in light and gives unique depth to colors. Its warm and thick texture delights the senses.
Hand tufted rugs
It all starts with a coton canvas stretched over a frame, like a blank sheet of paper. The designer of the workshop draws the pattern with a black marker, then assigns a color number to each zone. Using a tool called a tufting gun, the craftsman starts filling the canvas, until it is completely covered. The rug is then spread onto the floor for the cutting and separating of the fibers. The last step is to hold the tufts in place with a backing. After the finishing touches and final inspection, the rug is ready.