Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Creates Colourful Modular Seating For Bernhardt Design

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French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has created a collection of lozenge-shaped seats for American brand Bernhardt Style, intended to break up large public spaces like lobbies and lounges .

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Named Colours, the brightly coloured seats come in twelve somewhat differing shapes, with faceted and rounded edges. They can be employed individually or connected to divide massive public locations into smaller sized conversation or waiting zones.

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Duchaufour-Lawrance designed freestanding modules for use in tiny leftover spaces like hallways or stair landings, as properly as the linked groupings created to occupy huge open spaces.

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“The irregularity of these shapes and the fluidity of the groupings support generate a quite inviting visual in an architectural world that is reasonably linear,” explained the designer, who also produced one of 3 wooden chairs to mark Bernhardt’s 125th anniversary last 12 months.

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The Colors assortment is based on normal kinds, like river rocks or stepping stones. It includes vibrant fabrics, but clients can also customise the seats with a material or leather upholstery of their choosing.

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“Noé is a keen observer of the globe about us, and with Colors, he has distilled a really specific knowledge with nature into a relevant, useful and organic assortment of merchandise,” said Bernhardt Style president Jerry Helling.


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“The assortment is natural in all senses of the word – with gently rolling shapes and cost-free type configurations, it feels practically normal.”

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The modules have non-scuff plastic glides with vinyl covers to stop sliding. The collection was previewed at the two the Worldwide Modern Furnishings Fair (ICFF) in New York and Neocon in Chicago this 12 months, and will be obtainable in September 2015.

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Duchaufour-Lawrance has previously designed the Corvo, Catherine, and Chiara chairs for Bernhardt, as properly as the Cinema lounge collection. He has also developed furniture for French manufacturers Ligne Roset and La Chance.

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