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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance presented 3 new pieces last week in Milan for Ceccotti Collezioni. A desk and two table as a balance between elegance and nature.

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We’re pleased to present sketches by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance of his new pieces on show next week for  Ceccotti Collezioni and Fasem.

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Awaiting the presentation of his new pieces in Milan next month at Ceccotti Collezioni and Fasem, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award, in the Product Design 2011 category, for the Corvo chair produced by Bernhardt Design. Created in 1955, today the Red Dot Design Award is the most internationally renowned design prize. This year, about 4,500 products submitted by 60 countries were competing in the only category Product Design. With its beautiful duality Corvo is a technical achievement, the external structure of which is highlighted by straight and fine edges which join the feet to the back, bestowing it with both dynamism and perfect stability. In contrast, the inner surface of the armchair, the seat is all enveloping: a reassuring fluidity which suggests comfort perfectly. The Corvo will be exhibited from 4th July 2011 for one month at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen (Germany).

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Photos of BSL Gallery by french photographer Eric Laignel are now available. The on-site architecture by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance breaks with the international white cube standard for art galleries – a model that may suit contemporary artworks but does not cover the needs of a design gallery. Noé has re-shuffled conventional object display codes by proposing a white Corian spiral scanned by sequences, a sculpture extrapolated to architectural scale.

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For its opening, BSL gallery is pleased to present never-before-shown pieces by Djim Berger, the alchimist of porcelain,  Nacho Carbonell, elected ‘Designer of the Future’ at Design Miami/Basel in 2009, and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, who in creating the gallery’s architectural space has produced the first container/containing resolution wholly dedicated to design. Besides these three young sparks, visitors will have the pleasure of seeing rare vintage contemporary pieces from the latter part of the 20th century designed by names like Gae Aulenti, Angelo Lelli, Gino Sarfatti, Ettore Sottsass…  Not to mention a selection of period and contemporary jewellery created by Ron Arad, Pol Bury, Taher Chemirik, Codognato/Jasper Johns, Lito Karakostanoglou… As well as fashion creations – one-off pieces and limited series – made exclusively for the gallery by Benoît Duvignacq and Martin Grant. Read the rest of this entry »


Exclusive one-off pieces, limited series, creation in design, jewellery and fashion… A three-part editorial line launched by Galerie BSL which will be opening to the public in the Marais on  May 7th 2010, at 23 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd. Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, this is a place that aims at making over the codes of the genre. The on-site architecture by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance breaks with the international white cube standard for art galleries – a model that may suit contemporary artworks but does not cover the needs of a design gallery. Noé has re-shuffled conventional object display codes by proposing a white Corian spiral scanned by sequences, a sculpture extrapolated to architectural scale.
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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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