noé duchaufour lawrance: naturoscopie
 
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sep 15, 2012

noé duchaufour lawrance: naturoscopie

‘naturoscopie II’, 2012
stainless steel, fibreglass, mirrors, paint and soft touch varnish, matte finish or gloss finish light diffusing plexiglas, LEDs
H38 x L208 x W154 cm (5 heads)
signed and numbered pieces
two versions regarding the light diffusing plexiglass: matte finish or gloss finish
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP for each version

‘naturoscopie’ is a collection of limited edition pieces created by noé duchaufour-lawrance which attempts to rekindle
the impressions and sensations that we feel in facing certain natural phenomena.

commissioned by paris’ galerie BSL and presented at their space during 2012 paris design week, the french designer puts
into perspective a notion of nature which is not imitated or represented, but instead harnessed, sensed and recreated.
here the function of the object (to light, to place, to reflect…) is infused with a primary emotional imprint drawn from nature –
when the sunlight creeps through the foliage of a tree, when the sky changes with the wind, when the image of a sunset overwhelms
the sensitive surface of our memories. through the mirror, shelf, tables and lights duchaufour-lawrance has conceived
simplicity and universality are conveyed, expressed by the synthetic materials which are used to construct the furniture pieces:
carbon fibre, plexiglas and polyamide, rather than natural materials, via the technology of LEDs and their digital programming.


‘naturoscopie II’, 2012
stainless steel, fibreglass, mirrors, paint and soft touch varnish, matte finish or gloss finish light diffusing plexiglas, LEDs
H140 x L195 x W14 cm (3 heads)
signed and numbered pieces
two versions regarding the light diffusing plexiglass: matte finish or gloss finish
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP for each version


the ‘naturascopie II’ lights correspond with the responsive transcription of the sun when it filters through tree foliage.
within each head, a sequence of LEDs reflect images onto mirrors, the colored surfaces interpreting their natural movement.
the light asserts itself in the form of sparkles an bright or mellow green, yellow or silver fragments.


‘naturoscopie II’, 2012
stainless steel, fibreglass, mirrors, paint and soft touch varnish, matte finish or gloss finish light diffusing plexiglas, LEDs
H75 x L135 x W14 cm (2 heads)
signed and numbered pieces
two versions regarding the light diffusing plexiglass: matte finish or gloss finish
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP for each version

the ‘naturoscopie II’ lamp which offers a dappling effect of light similar to that of the sun shining through leaves
video © designboom

 


‘borghese sofa’ for la chance
steel structure, carbon black finish, high density foam, wood. 100% wool fabrics, colours and combinations upon request
H80 x L188 x W83 cm

the ‘borghese sofa’ draws its form from the stone pines of the villa in roma from which it draws its name.
developed for french furniture company la chance, the metal framework reproduces a network of ‘branches’
that support the design’s back cushions, creating a comfortable landscape.

 


the bench draws its form from that of trees whereby ‘trunks’ and ‘branches’ become the support of the sofa 


‘naturoscopie III’ (coffee tables), 2012
H35 x L130 x W70 cm
light diffusing plexiglas, smoked plexiglas, solid surface and medium, printed plexiglas mirror, LEDs
signed and numbered pieces
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP

‘naturoscopie’ includes two coffee tables and mirror which each look like a photographic black box, emitting an array of images
which trigger different emotions. the perception of a landscape, of a changing sky, a sunset or an aurora borealis is supported by the partial,
moving and coloredvision of a photograph printed on aluminium and concealed within the form.

in the cases of these monolithic objects, the importance is not the image itself, but the impressions contained.
LED spots alternately dance across the printed surface, the photograph never being totally visible. the experience of the object
becomes progressive, leaving the spectator free to project himself into his own sensory memory.


‘naturoscopie III’ (coffee tables), 2012
H35 x L200 x W45 cm
light diffusing plexiglas, smoked plexiglas, solid surface and medium, printed plexiglas mirror, LEDs
signed and numbered pieces
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP


‘naturoscopie III’ (mirror), 2012
light diffusing plexiglas, solid surface, transparent film, one-way smoked mirror, LEDs
signed and numbered pieces
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP


‘naturoscopie I’ (shelf), 2012
carbon fibre, paint and soft touch varnish, aluminium honeycomb, copper
H200 x L230 x W50cm
signed and numbered pieces
galerie BSL edition of 8+4 AP

drawing on the basic structures found in nature – from the cell to the planetary systems – this design piece abstractly expresses
the fundamental structures of life, whether envisioned on a microscopic or macroscopic level.

‘naturoscopie IV’ (light), 2012
polyamide honeycomb, solid surface, LEDs
H25 x L55 x W14 cm
signed and numbered pieces
galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP

the ‘naturoscopie IV’ light projects the image of a cloud having been captured within its form. this is visualized throughout the activity
of the alveoli and their differential depth inside the object. the cellular framework creates progressive shadow effects,
imitating the shape of a moving cloud through optical and kinetic effects.

  • nice work, would like to see it for real

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