Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

"There are moments, days, during which it is possible, so to speak by surprise, to capture fragments of everyday life which correspond exactly with the reality of our sensations."
- Carlo Mollino

Mirror :Light diffusing plexiglas, solid surface,

transparent film, one-way smoked mirror, LEDs. Galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP.

A few months ago, I became fascinated with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance's work, and posted a completed residence. Noe designed the interiors of the avant-garde showroom, Galerie BSL in Paris for Director Béatrice Saint-Laurent. Next week for Design Miami/Basel, Galerie BSL will exhibit a solo show, entitled "Naturoscopie. With these latest works, "the designer is resolutely committed to go beyond a literal transcription of nature to rekindle the impressions and sensations that we all feel in facing certain natural phenomena."

Step into the void, fellow travelers. - David John

Coffee Tables : Light diffusing plexiglas, smoked plexiglas, solid surface and medium, printed plexiglas mirror, LEDs. Galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP.

‘Naturoscopie’ - Solo show Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Galerie BSL: G12, Design Miami/Basel, Basel

Naturoscopie III – "Two coffee tables and a mirror. Each of these objects functions like a photographic black box, a developer of images and emotions. The perception of a landscape, of a changing sky, a sunset or an aurora borealis is supported by the partial, moving and coloured vision of a photograph printed on aluminium and concealed inside.

What is important here is not the image itself, but the impressions contained in a past moment, in a souvenir kept alive thanks to the object which houses it and the lighting system implemented. The Led spots alternately dance across the printed surface. The photograph is never totally visible. The experience of the object thus becomes progressive, leaving the spectator free to project himself into his own sensory memory. "

Galerie BSL "Established in Paris in the Haut-Marais, Galerie BSL presents one-off and limited-edition pieces that explore the shifting borders between contemporary art, design and architecture, thus modeling and nurturing new frontiers in design.

The gallery commissions and showcases both established names and emerging talent working in today's international design scene, including Nacho Carbonell, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Charles Kalpakian, among others. Rare vintage 20th century lighting and designer jewellery produced for the gallery complete this avant-garde and exclusive world. Directed by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, Galerie BSL was an honoree at the ‘Best of Year’ awards 2010 selected by Interior Design magazine (United States) for the originality of its concept, as well as its interior design by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. "

photography by Ulysse Frechelin