Folia by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance
During the January 2017 edition of Maison & Objet, French designer and interior architect, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, in collaboration with French crystal manufacturer St. Louis, launched Folia, a 25-piece collection of crystal tableware, lighting, and for the first time in the company’s history, a collection of furniture. There is a also limited edition series of 100 hand mirrors and a chartreuse green vase. Inspired by the lush forest and foliage of Moselle, France, the home of St. Louis where he travelled frequently during this unique 30-month collaboration, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance captures the essence of this heritage and landscape in a luxurious collection that radiates light, warmth and elegance.
TLMagazine: What drew you to this project with St. Louis? Was there something particular about crystal, the process of making it or its attributes which attracted you to it?
Noé Duchaufour Lawrance: Saint-Louis is history, tradition, craftsmanship, crystal and France. Working with crystal requires knowledge and patience, and I was intrigued by the challenge. You are often designing for someone else and it’s necessary to find a file rouge that connects you and the commissioner. We knew that we wanted to create a big collection and ultimately it was visiting the factory and their archives, the forest, that gave me the context. It took us 3 years to create something that we were proud of.