Marcel Zelmanovitch devotes a great part of his time designing rugs. The unique materials of rugs woven with Tibetan knots and wools, hand spun, then hand dyed, have been his inspiration for numerous collections. Each one highlights the essence of the materials and the weaving. Drawing from the language of hand-crafted rugs, he conceives his work like a painter who appropriates the materials and techniques to create “his” particular effects. After discovering this process in the early 80’s, he opened the DIURNE gallery in 1982 where he features his work. Once the business started to become successful, he set up his own workshop which gives him the opportunity to develop special wool settings and yarn washings, leading him to create a variety of new proposals. Marcel Zelmanovitch has realized numerous projects, and some one of the most important interior designers trust him through regular collaborations.