La Manufacture du Design is a furniture design retailer just yards from Paris’ frenetic Boulevard de la Madeleine in the tranquil surroundings of Square Edouard VII.
Lots of promising new designers have seen their careers fostered here, and La Manufacture du Design is dedicated to the task of winning their creative talent a wider audience by developing new furniture collections with them. Its 600m² showroom in the heart of Paris also gives them a space to express their identity. It is a great design ally to architects and businesses looking for furniture collections that combine good looks with high functionality on behalf of corporate and public sector clients.
La Manufacture du Design is home to sophisticated products that aren’t afraid to be different. The story behind these truly singular items is intricately linked to the way the company collaborates with its supported designers. La Manufacture du Design has an eye for detail by nature, and it pays close attention to the materials and finishing touches in its collections. It can even sometimes flirt with provocative designs and is keen to create a reaction and an emotional experience. It makes bringing emotionally evocative furniture into the world a point of honour.
For La Manufacture du Design , value isn’t only about aesthetics. The retailer places great importance on how every item of furniture is used, with each one being designed to meet architects’ needs in terms of soundproofing, customisation and shared spaces. This makes the retailer unique and much sought-after among property project leaders.
The Studio Désormeaux/Carrette was founded by Nathanaël Désormeaux and Damien Carrette in 2014. Its design projects alternate between furniture and mass consumer goods. Two worlds collide to form their creative approach, which fuses a passion for materials with a sensitivity to the stories objects can tell. Through these two creative perspectives, Studio Désormeaux/Carrette seeks to interrogate our current production methodologies, and to capture the poetry of the mass-produced object.
Its new CAST collection of modular chairs and accessories can be configured in a whole series of different ways to create maximally comfortable service-sector lounge spaces. The CAST collection brings an elegant, languorous touch to adaptable furniture. It is (literally) based on a system of cast aluminium feet that stand away from the chairs to create a tree-like look. This sparing and contemporary masterwork marks out the brand’s bold, original and instantly recognisable signature style.