Just as Creativeans have hand-picked the best of Singaporean design at the 50th anniversary of the Milan furniture fair, curator Cédric Morisset presents Nouvelle Vague (New Wave), "the new French domestic landscape."
Some of the work by the likes of A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse and Pool—in particular, the "Souviens Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir" (remember that you will die) chair by the latter, above, has been making blog rounds—has already been getting some press. Here, we preview some of the work by the fifth and final participant in Nouvelle Vague, Studio NOCC.
The "Elements" Shelving system incorporates an innovative construction method: stackable vertical pieces—fabricated with "special laser-cut folding system"—will accommodate any standard 18mm wooden boards for the shelves.
Each Element can have a paint finish, or an anodized metallic finish, that creates contrasts between the basic aspect of the wood, the industrial look of the unit, and a certain unexpected elegance.
The chair "Rush," on the other hand, disguises its internal steel armature with a straw covering that is woven using a traditional rushing technique. Its appearance alludes to peasant furniture—"the memory of the childhood chair," as NOCC puts it—yet its form is significantly pared down from "the bulky aesthetic of the past."