The surprise that is involved in the exclamation of “what a small world!” seems to be inconsequential these days. Saying it in the design world seems to be almost redundant, our circle isn’t so large, and it’s most certainly not as large as we often tend to think.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence, multi-faceted designer whose client list reads like a who’s who of high-end consumer goods, has an instantly recognisable style which exudes a natural feel of organic shapes whilst using cutting edge materials.
To name just a few, Noé works with clients such as Air France, Zanotta, Baccarat, Longchamp, Swarovski, Paco Rabbane, Yves Saint Laurent and KE-ZU supplier Bernhardt Design (see Noé’s Corvo Chair here, available at KE-ZU). Noé has created spaces and objects with such talent that his projects are now seen as works of art.
Recently being extended the honour of an invitation to exhibit his works in the remarkable Paris showroom of Silvera Wagram, Noé says of the interior design of the space:
The arborescent scenography helps intuitively understand the space without specific reference points and discover pieces of furniture in a non-linear way since they are deliberately presented without beginning or end. This is a passage, a parenthesis, a needed trace of emotion provoked by viewing a composition of object
With the Silvera Wagram showroom interiors being designed by Noé’s fellow Bernhardt Design creative Patrick Jouin (Jouin’s Item sofa for Bernahrdt Design available at KE-ZU can be viewed here), this is where the degrees of separation begin to lessen.
We noted here recently of Noé’s work assisting in designing the new Air France Business Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where Pierre Paulin, designer for KE-ZU supplier Artifort’s Tulip Chairs were installed.
But the connections don’t stop there, with Noé designing some serious pieces included in various collections for Forestier Paris alongside yet another Bernhardt Design creator Arik Levy (Levy’s 9 piece catalogue for Bernhardt Design can be seen here and is available at KE-ZU).
In the end, no matter where these impossibly creative designers gravitate to, we’re still content to house some of their works here at the KE-ZU showroom.
Here is some of Noé’s most prolific work.