Connections: Moroccan Carpets/Design/Art/Architecture
"Françoise Dorget, a well-known personality on the Paris design scene has travelled all over the world. One place in particular – Morocco – captured her heart and she returned time and time again. Over the years, she amassed a collection of hundreds of Moroccan carpets from all over the country. In Connections: Moroccan Carpets/Design/Art/Architecture, Dorget’s vast collection is on full-display. Using her extensive knowledge of design and art, Dorget pairs each carpet with a work of art, architecture, or one of her memorable photographs—creating a personal, cultural, and meaningful link between the two images. The book includes information on each region’s design and weaving process and artworks include works by such designers and architects as Philippe Starck, Isamo Noguchi, and Ettore Sottsass. Connections links cultures from all over the globe bringing them together into an intellectually stimulating compilation.
Françoise Dorget has deeply influenced the world of interior design, placing the talents of artisans and authentic handicrafts from the four corners of the earth at the heart of her work. In 1974, she and a friend founded the first Etamine shop, specializing in fabric and interior design, and in 1992, she opened Françoise Dorget Compagnie, a specialized consulting firm to major interior design companies in France, England, and Japan. In 1995, the first Caravane shop opened. She divides her time between Paris, Tangiers, and India. Connections is her first book."