La Chance made its debut at Tom Dixon's MOST, a five-building design extravaganza anchored in Milan's National Museum of Science and Technology. La Chance is a Paris-based furniture and lighting company founded by an architect and financier who met by chance (hence their name). Co-founders Jean-Baptiste Souletie and Louise Breguet hope the brand "epitomize[s] their vision of French design and gives a contemporary interpretation of the ornamental and decorative furniture traditions." Given that their first collection is comprised of work from 11 designers representing the United States (Jonah Takagi), Stockholm (Note Design Studio), Italy (Luca Nichetto), the Netherlands (François Dumas, Susanne de Graef), Poland (Bashko Trybek), Israel (Dan Yeffet & Lucie Koldova), and France (Noé Duchaufour Lawrence, Pierre Favresse, Charles Kalpakian, Vulcain), it's hard to imagine the smart and colorful brand as anything but global.
"Rocky" shelving unit by Charles Kalpakian
For their debut collection, Jekyll and Hyde, La Chance worked with their designers to create a collection fit for a demanding, if not bi-polar client. Hyde uses bright primary colors and natural woods to convey a whimsical optimism. Jekyll, on the other hand, has a darker, more sober feel employing classical luxury materials like marble paired with metallic finishes.
Check out the video above where co-founders Jean-Baptiste Souletie and Louise Breguet introduce La Chance and share the stories behind some of the pieces in their first collection.La Chance, Jekyll and Hyde
National Museum of Science and Technology
via Olona 6
Through April 22nd
Jekyll Collection clockwise from left: Tembo Stools by Note Design Studios, "Tip Top" lamp by Jonah Takagi, "Pool" lamp by Vulcain, "Bolt" stool by Note Design Studios Jekyll Collection clockwise from left: Tembo Stools by Note Design Studios, "Tip Top" lamp by Jonah Takagi, "Pool" lamp by Vulcain, "Bolt" stool by Note Design Studios "Borghese" sofa by Noé Duchaufour Lawrence "Climb" shelving by Bashko Trybek "Iconic" standing mirror by Dan Yeffet & Lucie Koldova "Tembo" stools by Note Design Studio
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