DANIEL’s creative approach is designed to suit conscious, socially responsible lifestyles. Each item integrates beautifully into its owner’s daily rituals, while also inviting him or her to take the time to appreciate the moment. So that they compose harmonious interiors, products all share the same aesthetic, with an abstract but well-balanced design. Their overall look is imbued with organic influences.
As a retailer, the brand – which gets its name from a single craftsman – unites designers and manufacturers who share its philosophy so that, together, they can create distinctive pieces for a demanding audience that seeks joy in its objects.
“Ever since he started out with Andrée Putman, Patrick de Glo de Besses has held dear the memory of that remarkable creative setting. Its ambiance was free-flowing yet, simultaneously, intensely supportive. He now works independently and splits his time between commissions in exhibition design, interior design, lighting and furniture creation and manufacturing, and personal studies. This research makes manifest his appetite for construction systems imbued with structure and motifs, as well as his eye for decorating, creating beautiful settings and making objects whose precise functions the user is left to decide upon.”*
He’s represented by the Granville Gallery and the Galerie Collet Park in Paris, and his research work is now being developed with design and lighting retailers.
* Claire Fayolle for Beaux-Arts Magazine "
This series is made of solid pieces of turned, dyed ash and is designed to become a part of users’ daily routine. They might use items to store valuables, for instance. As an ensemble, it can be employed to landscape a space, forming compositions and adding rhythm to a table or desk top.
What criteria did you use to select this designer-retailer ? We felt a very natural drive to work with Patrick. First and foremost, we share certain aesthetic sensibilities in terms of our iconographic reference points and, most importantly, our preferences for particular materials. Patrick is a staunch defender or creative freedom, and we really liked that about him. He’s careful to keep trends at a certain distance through his instinctive yet intellectual design work. We’re also getting the benefit of his years of experience in design and interior architecture to improve our range and make the right production choices.
What kind of shared future do you envisage ? We’ve established a real trust in each other, so whatever emerges out of our first collaboration, we’re definitely going to keep working together, on either retail projects or special commissions. As well as retailing projects that our audience loves, our hope is to help designers who want to grow to do just that, as we have with Patrick.