Console - Black and White Ebony

by Clemence Birot France

4.200

1 in stock

Dimension LxWxH (cm): x45x180
Unique Pieces Material : Black powder-coated steel frame, tintedmirror, Wood
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Console in black steel and black and white ebony topped with a bronze mirror.

Clean lines, simple shapes, soft geometry: this piece of furniture was born from the meeting of the circle and the straight line. A formal exploration searching for a softened geometry. The drawing highlights obvious shapes, curves, circles. Softness is put under tension by sharp lines and angles, conferring energy to the shape.

Craftsmanship or hand intelligence: the two-part metal structure runs along the top and the mirror. The geometry of the base contrasts with the very random pattern of the black and white ebony.

Attachment and material integrity: the object must age well, be kept, be passed on. The materials are chosen for their aesthetic and technical qualities but also for their good evolution over time.

Made in France by craftsmen with outstanding know-how.

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Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 200 cm
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About the designer


Clemence Birot

When I started my career in Copenhagen, Denmark, I discovered a design practice closely related to craftsmanship. The latter plays an avant-garde role. Motivated by a free artistic practice and enriched by its know-how, it dictates the exploratory and innovative dynamic in the design process. 

Thus in the design studios I worked for, I frequently collaborated with artisans for the product development (tableware, interior accessories).

Their know-how led me to the constant research of a unique result where the material is respected and despite technical challenges always in focus.

The material itself occupies this central place throughout all the project.

Back in France, I hold on to this collaborative approach with craftsmen, whether for the initial phases of creation or for bespoke pieces production. 

At a time of mass production, the product origin is often vague, far from our territories and our values. Today, I wish to go further in this process of enhancing hand intelligence and unique know-how, while producing ethically and locally. In this spirit I develop a range of objects in small series, with clean shapes, through which I claim this attachment to natural and sustainable materials, a timeless design far from industrial standard. All these objects are manufactured in France or in Europe, as close as possible to the places of the raw materials production, by craftsmen with outstanding know-how. 

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.