Ikat is a weaving technique practiced in India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and some countries in South America. Each region has its specificities, whether in the types of pattern, styles and colors, and there are several types of ikat, resulting from different production techniques, such as Endek, from Indonesia, or Oshima, from Japan. Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian word that is given different meanings, depending on the context - it can be the nouns "string", "knot", or verbs "to tie" or "to sew". Among antiques, contemporary art and crafts, we found the founders of l’Éléphant.
L'Éléphant arrived at Rua Ivens, in Chiado, in early june. 200 square meters are spread over two floors full of incredible pieces. There is a new architecture and interior studio in Chiado, Lisbon, with options for furniture, lighting, fabrics and carpets completely customizable, from the upholstery of the sofas to the type of wood and finishes of the sideboards.