During Paris Design Week 2020, Maison Pouenat launched its first collection with Humbert and Poyet, “Metamorphosis,” inspired by the Art Deco movement and designs from the 1950s and 1970s. The French company founded in 1880 is no stranger to collaborating with talented interior architects. Collaborators include Sybille de Margerie, Tristan Auer, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, François Champsaur, Rodolphe Parente and Stéphane Parmentier.
Comprising unique pieces and collectables designs such as lights, sofas, armchairs, and tables, Metamorphosis features pure, clean lines and a resolutely contemporary spirit, brought to life with bespoke craftsmanship both the historic iron maker Maison Pouenat and interior architects Humbert and Poyet are renowned for.
Inspired by the Art Deco movement and the designs of the 1950s and 1970s, the collection pays tribute to a number of Humbert and Poyet’s favourite artists including Jean Royère, Paavo Tynell and Josef Hoffmann.
These inspirations are apparent in not only the design but choice of shapes, assorted textures and exquisite attention to detail. The bold choices of materials – lacquered wood, stone, plaster and brass, note a striking contrast from the raw to the ornate. The collection is a scenography that was a tribute to Christo & Jeanne Claude. Statement by statement, wrapped and unwrapped.
Product photography by Sylvain Claire.
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