Ancrage Lounge Chair by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance (2022)
Ancrage family pieces are geometrical constructions. Vertical and horizontal lines connect in emphasised intersections. The radical clarity of their design pays subtle homage to Rietveld and brutalism.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a French designer working across a wide range of disciplines and materials to create a unified body of work with a narrative deeply rooted in nature.
Born in the south of France in 1974, he followed the footsteps of his father, with an academic training in sculpture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, followed by a degree in furniture design from the renowned Les Arts Décoratifs.
Fueled by a rich creative background, Noé approaches design with an instinct and sensibility that gives form to projects ranging from architecture to furniture, interiors to bespoke, limited edition collections. His sculptural work showcases a respect for the past, combined with a simplicity of line and an honest desire to create pieces that last.
Throughout his career, he collaborated with major brands such as Saint Louis, Hermès, Ligne Roset, Cinna, Ceccotti collezioni, Tai Ping and Bernhardt Design among others, as well as many exhibitions and cultural institutions.
Regarding interior design, Noé designed global boutiques for Montblanc, Air France lounge areas, the interior of the Ciel de Paris and London Sketch restaurants, as well as private residences.
Installed in Portugal since 2018, Noé splits his time in developing collectible design furniture, and launching an auto-edited project in Lisbon named Made in Situ (opening in 2020).
Noe’s approach to design celebrates the coming together of heritage, materials, nature inspired shapes and craftsmanship.