Chair Story

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noé duchaufour-lawrance

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Commissioned for diverse projects that vary in size from a perfume bottle to a hotel, Parisian designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance hassecured a trademark design language of merging fluidity with struc-tural forms. Founder of creative studio Neonata and recipient ofthe prestigious Maison & Objet Créateur de l’Année award, he isinternationally recognized for his artistic direction of the bolddesign of the interiors of Sketch restaurant in London.


Credited with the dramatic makeover of the Senderens restaurant in Paris, he successfullycomplemented and contrasted Majorelle’s historicArt Nouveau wood-paneled interiors with a con-temporary twist of luminous tables and engravedmirrors. He also designed the interiors of MayaBar in Monaco, and in collaboration with BrandImage created the new visual and architecturalidentity of the Air France business class lounges.

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Following in the footsteps of his sculptor father, Duchaufour-Lawrance’sproduct design reflects an inspiration derived from nature by incorporatingsmooth shapes with organic lines. His expertise was recently applied tocreate Corvo for Bernhardt Design.  Using 15 carving tools, the chair ishand-shaped and sanded from solid walnut and reveals its story with thediscovery of each angle, facet and curve – illuminating the idea that craftand the human hand are the hallmarks of modern in the 21st century.

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Duchaufour-Lawrance’s series of “Down Side Up” vases resemble roundpebbles; his office ensemble “Landscape” created for Longchamp takesthe form of a moving landscape; and his wood furniture for Ceccotti, in-cluding the Buonanotte Valentina bed, are a mix of intertwined curves andramifications. His achievements also include successes for his design ofRémanence, a candelabra designed for Baccarat; a perfume bottle in theshape of a gold bar for Paco Rabanne; and the Derby chair for Zanotta.

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