Commissioned for diverse projects that vary in size from a perfume bottle to a hotel, Parisian designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has secured a trademark design language of merging fluidity with struc- tural forms. Founder of creative studio Neonata and recipient of the prestigious Maison & Objet Créateur de l’Année award, he is internationally recognized for his artistic direction of the bold design of the interiors of Sketch restaurant in London.
Credited with the dramatic makeover of the Senderens restaurant in Paris, he successfully complemented and contrasted Majorelle’s historic Art Nouveau wood-paneled interiors with a con- temporary twist of luminous tables and engraved mirrors. He also designed the interiors of Maya Bar in Monaco, and in collaboration with Brand Image created the new visual and architectural identity of the Air France business class lounges.
Following in the footsteps of his sculptor father, Duchaufour-Lawrance’s product design reflects an inspiration derived from nature by incorporating smooth shapes with organic lines. His expertise was recently applied to create Corvo for Bernhardt Design. Using 15 carving tools, the chair is hand-shaped and sanded from solid walnut and reveals its story with the discovery of each angle, facet and curve – illuminating the idea that craft and the human hand are the hallmarks of modern in the 21st century.
Duchaufour-Lawrance’s series of “Down Side Up” vases resemble round pebbles; his office ensemble “Landscape” created for Longchamp takes the form of a moving landscape; and his wood furniture for Ceccotti, in- cluding the Buonanotte Valentina bed, are a mix of intertwined curves and ramifications. His achievements also include successes for his design of Rémanence, a candelabra designed for Baccarat; a perfume bottle in the shape of a gold bar for Paco Rabanne; and the Derby chair for Zanotta.
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buonanotte valentina for ceccotti
shell for galerie pierre bergé