It was at Mende, France, in 1974 that Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance began his career as an environment and object designer. He was raised in an artistic family, and now, to create his own language, he employs shapes that are at once organic, natural, malleable, flowing, and rigid.
Mobilier des Arts Décoratifs became his emphasis when he graduated from the European School of Advanced Metal Art (ENSAAMA).
Like his breakthrough project, the Sketch restaurant in London (which won his first major prize, Time Out's Best Design award in 2002), Noé is attracted to unconventional enterprises.
After that, he was commissioned to design the interiors of other notable buildings, such as the chalet "La Transhumance," the Air France Business Lounge, and the restaurant "Ciel de Paris."
Among our current projects is the design of a new global interior architecture concept for Montblanc boutiques, as well as the creation of the lounge area of the #cloud.paris building as part of its refurbishment.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrrance has experience with endeavors of all sizes. He has done work for the Italian firms Zanotta and Tacchini, and his debut furniture line for Ceccotti was just unveiled.
Furthermore, he has lately begun working with American furniture manufacturer Bernhard Design, for whom he is developing a variety of chairs and side tables.
Luxury businesses are actively courting him. There is now a Sellier sofa available at Hermès. Saint Louis is home to a showroom stocked with the sophisticated Folia collection of furniture, lighting, and tableware.
His fame has grown in proportion to the success of the perfume One Million, for which he designed the container. Naturally, his unique process results in amazing creations, which he displays and exhibits with great pride at major galleries and events.
He is taking advantage of the growing appreciation for artisanal craftsmanship and unusual materials by opening a gallery in Lisbon called Made in Situ in 2020.
What he does for a living, in his own words: "A thing's fundamental responsibility is to satisfy a need without creating any additional needs. Due to its inherent nature, it can only serve as a conduit for meaning and emotion.
This is the perspective I adopt when designing something, drawing on a language rather than a style that has evolved over time.
My ever-evolving language of shape and material, informed by my environment (whether real or imagined) and my feelings (whether real or imagined), both of which are constantly informing my work.
This is because I think there are emotional connections between people, places, and things.
The symbiotic items and settings I design tend in the same direction, helped along by an occasional dose of provocativeness but generally avoiding the pitfalls of gratuity and seduction."