“My work is a constant search of subtle balance between harmony of the gesture, blend of colors and selection of precious materials.”
Behind her brand OOLMOO – with initials surrounded by circles of infinity – Laurine Malengreau expresses her passion for fabrics and covers walls with haute couture. By the challenging and barely used technique of Nuno Silk, she intimately blends together, by hand, natural silk and wool to make wall coverings, each unique.
Her stages of life in numerous countries, her learning close to Masters of Art throughout her childhood, and her emotional attachment to luxurious materials led her to create exclusive collections, inspired by stretched silks on walls and ceilings of great dwellings from the Age of Enlightenment.
Through her original creations, she continues in an innovative and contemporary way the great tradition of wall hangings, for exceptional spaces.
“Inheritor of this traditional and contemporary know-how, I create by hand all steps of creation and production of my textiles.”
The word “nuno”, of Japanese origin, signifies tissue. The Nuno Silk technique intimately blends natural wool and silk to create a non-woven fabric, all in lightness and transparency . It has its roots in the millennial process of felting from Central Asia. Its current version is a little-known area of expertise of the felt family, whose interlacing of fibers has been refined in Australia in the last part of the twentieth century.