Liaigre’s new creative director designs with wood’s organic beauty.
Despite the departure of its founder Christian Liaigre in 2016, French design studio Liaigre maintains its elegant aesthetics under the direction of recently named successor Frauke Meyer. In her latest capsule collection, the 45-year-old creative director, who worked with the famed interior designer for 18 years, has created furniture that is brilliant in its simplicity. Her design is streamlined, with accents coming from natural materials such as the grain on carved wood. Meyer says the look stems from interior design projects that the studio has done. Here’s a look at her works.
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The curved ends of the tabletop recall the rooftops of Japanese temples. The table was designed for a private resort in Kanagawa, Japan, and is available lacquered or clad in leather.
The beauty of cedar is displayed in this coffee table. The top and base are held in place by three bronze clips.
This armchair, designed for a private residence in Munich, shows off the natural grain of oak.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
Smartphone users lamenting the loss of earphone jacks may change their minds when they experience the convenience of B&O Play’s new wireless headphones. Aside from untethering users from their device, the Beoplay H9i includes dual connectivity that enables fuss-free switching between phone and computer. The aluminium headband clad in cowhide leather and with lambskin earcups provides a light but snug fit. Once charged, the H9i lasts up to 18 hours – a solid day of sound for music junkies. #01-05 Grand Hyatt Singapore.
TWIST IN FORM
Italian flair meets practicality in the Orbital Table by furniture designer Calligaris. The glass surface expands to twice its original length with a push of a handle, which releases two wings that attach themselves to the end of the table. But for homeowners who prefer the mechanics hidden, the latest edition comes with an opaque ceramic top, an elegant touch that tastefully conceals the rotating mechanism. Calligaris by XZQT, #02-405/406 Suntec City Tower 5.
“The trend in design now favours more regal and sophisticated furniture pieces, reminiscent of Art Moderne architecture with a softer structure that replaces rigid angular silhouettes.”
CALVIN NGO, VICE-PRESIDENT OF LUXURY FURNITURE RETAILER P5