Plumbum was formed by a passionate couple near Rodez, in the heart of the Aveyron region, in 2017. This newly created design retail company’s goal is to support highly discriminating customers by retailing top-quality, original furniture. Every expertly crafted item has a story behind it and is an opportunity for the designer to reinvent the history of a particular object or craft. Every day, Plumbum connects a network of local companies known for their expertise with very specific skilled creators.
“What gives the objects we retail their modern yet timeless feel is their delightful mixture of tradition and innovation,” Fanny and Léandre Carbonneaux
Label Famille was cofounded in 2015, is managed and lead by Camille Zonca and Cyril Quenet.
This French creative brand is made up of 40 independent designers and artists who work in multi-disciplinary teams so that, together, they can meet their customers’ every need.
As part of its work with French furniture and object retailer Plumbum, Label Famille taps into its multi-disciplinary network to link up designers with complementary skills. Déborah Janssens (social designer) , Philippine Klahr (textiles and materials designer) and Camille Zonca (object designer) combine their respective visions and expertise to take a fresh look at furniture retail. The bespoke items they design for Plumbum all owe something to their training at ENSAD Paris and the Design Academy Eindhoven, where they got the chance to reinvent the way we experience objects.
Philippine has worked at Maison Margiela, while Déborah has been part of the team at George Sowden and Camille at Pauline Deltour. They have varied experiences and sensibilities, but they share a belief in getting the best out of their selected materials and colours, two essential design retail criteria that change with the aesthetic tastes of the moment.
Tchin is a cabaret-style, contemporary drinks cabinet that lets its users display, drink and hide liquor bottles. Three backlit trays stand atop one another to create the cabinet and illuminate drinks bottles at their most beautiful. Tchin can also hide bottles behind a curtain of translucent tubes in which transparent and coloured effects interweave with one another. When a user selects a bottle, the tubular curtain moves to create a gentle tinkling sound. In hotel rooms or beside an elegantly fringed armchair, Tchin creates a delicious and unique visual and aural ambiance.