this range of furniture, designed by eric jourdan, comprises a desk and a sideboard. Its originality lies in the subtle dynamism arising from the contrast between the tubular metal structure and the dark walnut. the tubing, in bleu nuit, forms a light and airy framework above the top, thus creating animation and a tension in which each element enhances the other.
the sideboards with 4, 6 or 8 doors (2 x 4 door sideboards with a single top) are offered on a base or legs, with the universal square door. a ceramic stoneware top is also available.
an elegant modular range combining lacquer with solid wood. note the quality of finish as embodied by the dark walnut lip which serves as a handle for the doors. it responds perfectly to contemporary requirements of a modular system, offering solutions for hi-fi and storage, plus shelving and a sideboard.
the canaletto collection of glazed units is a small but very singular range. the upper section is completely glazed, both front and sides, with a ridged glass with a widely-spaced linear pattern, an alternation of dips like peaks and troughs. the base is in steel, with 12mm roundels mounted like an array of bamboo for solidity and lightness; it contrasts with the top. it is finished in bronze lacquer to co-ordinate with the aluminium door frames.
first launched in 2008, the coplan sideboard is being updated for 2016. the way in which its two coplanar doors open has been retained : side by side when closed, they pivot on opening and slide one in front of the other. since there is no clearance required when opening, one can have a 200 or 230cm long sideboard with just 2 sliding doors instead of 3, 4 or 5 hinged doors. the gain, aesthetically speaking, is one of simplicity and purity of line.
although it might be evocative of certain metal modular systems from the office world, dita clearly distances itself from these in a number of ways: its lacquered panels are in wood rather than sheet metal; its discreet profiled uprights with their sophisticated finish are perfectly placed, cast and not part of the structure; a matching handle which is light and beautifully designed; and its small, slim feet which continue the line of the structure in a very natural way.
a collection of furniture, perfect for any room in the house, comprising pieces for the living or dining room, bedroom or hallway, even tv/hi-fi units.
collection of pieces with a 'cabinet-made' feel, with frames in multi-ply finished in gloss white lacquer: their rounded rear corners are characteristic of the collection. brilliant-chromed handles and metal under frames. drawer runners equipped with controlled automatic closing.
a very elegant open sideboard which puts a very contemporary twist on the best of the style of the fifties and seventies. satin-finish black-stained mdf with red or lavender blue lacquered interior. feet in solid satin-finish black-stained ash, screwed to a metal plate. internal shelves are fixed.
a fully rounded design which lends this chest with 3 large drawers a quiet sense of opulence. the dark walnut veneer, when combined with the ceramic stoneware, confers an attractive timeless quality. dark walnut & gloss black marble-effect ceramic stoneware / dark walnut & white marble-effect ceramic stoneware.
for eric jourdan’s new family of storage, everything revolves around a language of forms. it is the design which guided the project, the pencil drew, adjusted, proportioned the constituent elements of the piece, balancing the tops, for example, with the staggered legs. in its light, asymmetrical, hollowed appearance one recognises the rounded forms so beloved of eric jourdan.
this grooved dark-stained walnut veneer is composed of slim panels clad in several layers of thick, mass-tinted veneer then finished in american walnut veneer. this thickness of ‘wood’ then makes it possible for the fronts to be grooved, revealing the “dark” layer beneath. finally, a hand-applied surface treatment is applied (with a gun): stain + base + varnish.