Design Gallerist presents Saint-Louis crystal, the oldest manufacturer of glassmaking in Europe and the ‘folia’ collection, at Maison et Objet 2017.A celebration of the radiance of crystal and the strength of wood, created by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.
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The collection of twenty-five pieces reveal the traditional know-hows recognized of Saint-Louis to result in tableware, barware, candlesticks, vases and lighting creations. This combined with the dynamism of crystal and with contemporary forms and wood, folia is an homage to the Moselle forest in France, in which Saint-Louis is based.
The cut of the folia crystal is inspired by a leaf that can tessellate to infinity or fly onto the crystal, as though a wind of folly was blowing.’ – Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.
A versatile collection is a surprising approach for Saint-Louis with a singular aesthetic sense.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance crystal was influenced by a leaf and this led to the geometric, regular and contemporary forms. The three lighting creations is a rare fuse between crystal and ash wood.
The crystal section is adorned with bevel-cuts from the geometric rich star- shape top to the bottom part that is in wood. These cuts lead to the organic yet graphic silhouette of leaves and their projects are a mesmerizing play of light and shadow in every environment.
“the choice of wood was inspired by the storage shelves in untreated timber seen all over the workshop. the contrast, like a burst of warmth, highlights the radiance of the crystal. the oval that I designed is, for example, an allusion to the mouth of the kiln from which the glassmaker gathers the molten crystal onto his blowpipe.’ – Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
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