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Whilst the <<Harry >> armchair is carving its place as a best seller at Ligne Roset, this year Eric Jourdan has designed Dino, a superb range of tables, desk and storage based on the asymmetry of colours and shapes familiar to Ligne Roset presented at the last Maison&Objet show. A play on contrasts that the designer masters to perfection.

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After a media splash that lasted 5 years Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is still able to surprise us… by settling down. Mature and no longer in need of the stimuli that accompanied his noisy début (The “Sketch” in London), he is a designer in full command of his visual and sensual vocabulary. 2010 will be a year of furniture for him, starting with Ligne Roset in January before Bernhardt Design, Ceccotti and Zanotta next April in Milan. All of these prestige makers identify with his approach to luxury objects, in which duality and melting lines compose a world as suave as a caress. This is organic design, almost erotic, that comes in a direct line from Carlo Molino, in pieces that are often sculptural and always dual. A touch of playfulness that Noé admits is part of his fascination ‘for that moment when a flirt can go one way (a love affair) or the other (nothing at all). When a piece is over designed, it lacks restraint and becomes a signature seller’.  But here each line has the feel of perfection, soft as the horizon: a trace that marks clear and yet  blurs, where masses, forms and colours come together and intermingle.
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This design creation is a surprise coming as it does from Eric Jourdan and from Ligne Roset : ‘Harry’ is the most hybrid and bold piece of the new Roset collection. It is contemporary and classic, as switched-on as it is old-hat and yet beautiful  – so much so that you don’t know what to think about its origins. Starting from an archetype of à la française style furniture reassessed by Jourdan’s eye, the French maker has produced a range that is  authentically undatable, somewhere between 1940 and 2010, as offbeat as vodka & tonic served in Limoges porcelain.
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