Furniture: ‘Ciel!’ lounge chair for TABISSO by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance
French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance has designed an armchair ‘Ciel!’ for TABISSO. ‘Ciel!’ has been realized as a modular seating object in order that it meets the various aesthetic and functional needs of its intended space.
At its core, ‘Ciel!’ is characterized by a complex shell structure that has been formed using 3D wood molding. It is the first furniture project in france to use this technology, and comes in either a walnut or oak version, with upholstered seating.
Alternatively, there is the option of a smooth, glossy black or white ABS shell for a more contemporary look. The armchair is supported by five different braces in metal or wood, depending on how it is being used; in the contract or hospitality market, in a restaurant or home.
‘Ciel!’ expresses the smooth shapes and taut lines that are a signature of Noé Duchaufour Lawrance’s practice. ‘My point is that design is not just a response to a functional need, it also brings a poetic dimension‘, explains Noé Duchaufour Lawrance. ‘I wanted this chair range to be narrative, in the sense that its elaborate line would speak out, and its elegance would evoke reassuring thoughts.’