The beautiful new collection designed by French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance recently launched at Maison & Objet. Entitled ‘Caractere’, it is a partnership collection with Revol, to celebrates the historic French porcelain house’s 250th anniversary.
Vital to Noé’s practice is his high esteem for traditional craftsmanship and respect for his French heritage, two values that resonate perfectly with Revol’s ethos.
Caractere is an inviting dining set designed with a palette of warm colors, stripped of any excessive embellishments, and with names inspired by spices.
It was born from a charcoal line moving freely on paper, as a drawing, where the line describes the movements of a hand gesture, imperfect and at times disobedient.
The sketches were then translated into beautiful three-dimensional objects, keeping the irregular contours of the outline faithful to the original concept.
The imperfections add character to the pieces, and perfectly resonate in the fragile equilibrium between the living ceramic material and the manufacturing, giving the pieces a strong physical presence.
“My work belongs to a two-sided universe, one that holds a constant tension between curve and line, mass and emptiness, interior and exterior.”