Espace relaxation du salon Affaires Air France, Paris-CDG. Relaxation area at the Air France Affaires Lounge, Paris-CDG.
The French designer unveils a series of creative projects with dream-inspired features.
Hyperactive? And how —just glance at the 38-yearold's daily planner. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance spends virtually every second working on a diverse avalanche of stimulating projects. The most recent to date, the Air France Affaires Lounge done with Brandimage in CDG's new departure satellite, conveys his signature features: natural colors, round shapes, arborescent lamps. Noé draws on plant and animal forms in designing his latest creations. Unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair, his Borghese meridienne for
Étagère Naturoscopie I. Naturoscopie I bookshelf.
the new French publishing house La Chance was inspired by the umbrella pine trees in Villa Borghese in Rome, while the metal structure reproduces the shape of branches, supporting the cushions in a kind of comfy landscape. Presented in September at the BSL Gallery in Paris, his Naturoscopie collection explores the fundamental structures of nature and biology, with a high-tech bookshelf in carbon fiber, aluminum beehive and soft-touch varnish, as futuristic as it is organic; and enigmatic lamps creating the effect of sun penetrating tree foliage. At Meta in the UK, which presents work by top craftspeople, the designer follows in the wake of illustrious predecessors (Asymptote, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Matali Crasset…) with a science-inspired bookshelf. “I designed it drawing on the principles of compositional structures of fractal shapes,” he explains. And finally, the designer takes us up on high at the Ciel de Paris, the new restaurant on top of the Montparnasse Tower that he's just completed. Spacecraft armchairs, floating bar, mirror-studded ceiling and a breathtaking view of the sparkling Eiffel Tower: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has designed a restaurant shaped like a journey into the future, launching a new movement in design—the techno-poetic. |
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