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.

 Omaggio desk / Ceccotti Collezioni

Omaggio displays reverence to Carlo Molino, a master of Italian creation able to decompartmentalize disciplines and genres. Following in his footsteps, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has a traditional, functional and emotional approach to design, where the art of doing takes precedence, where material and form are natural responses to our fundamental needs.

Ceccotti Collezioni embodies this love for beautiful materials capable of producing wonderful creations that we wish to surround us; therefore the ideal manufacturer to pay tribute to Carlo Molino and his famous Cavour desk.

Deriva Table / Ceccotti Collezioni

The designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has created a system of feet for the Deriva table which for him is extremely reminiscent of a blend of iodine and wet wood, “The driftwood is the central element of an old Dufour windsurf on which I learnt to navigate in the Bay of Morlaix. It is closely linked with the images of the bodies of old rigging encountered at the Douarnenez port building yards and further afield during my travels.”

The Deriva design draws from these souvenirs and the Ceccotti Collezioni traditional and technical know-how, the feet have been produced with a 5 axis laser cutting machine, then assembled and completed entirely by hand.

Niwa Table / Ceccotti Collezioni

Tsuboniwa gardens are the central point of traditional Japanese houses. They comprise a delicate microcosm, a reinterpretation of the surrounding landscape in the heart of a house. A subtle and fragile link between man and nature, tsuboniwa is a part of the exterior, a small patio, the space necessary to complete our domestic universe by reflecting a total image of the world surrounding it. The Niwa table is inspired by this gesture. The clean edges of the quadrilateral structure house a wooden pebble, an organic and fluid contrast, which seems to escape man’s control, a pebble polished by time and surrounding nature…