Limited to only 100 in each color way, Toy is an exquisite composition of a century-old artisanal technique in glass blowing and forward-looking vision of the decorative arts. Hand-painted lines interact, creating mesmerizing optics by way of color combinations, patterns and reflections on the clear surface. So much handiwork renders each one unique, and they are numbered accordingly. A star of France’s design Nouvelle Vague, Guillaume Delvigne plied his singular take with the likes of Hermès and Marc Newson before opening his own studio in 2011. This whimsical work of art, based on a favorite childhood toy, hails from La Chance Paris.
20.4" h x 9.4" w x 9.4" d (52x24x24cm)
Blown glass, paint
- Always use a microfiber cloth and rub lightly
- Never apply any solvents
The founders of La Chance, the Paris-based design house, have united talent from the bustling “new wave” of global design—10 designers hailing from 9 different countries—in a collection marked by contemporary French élan. And entrepreneur Jean-Baptiste Souletie and architect Louise Breguetbeen are partners in business and in life, as they say. Between the pair, they have lived in India and China, designed offices in London and built homes in Haiti, and lent their know-how to established luxury companies and emerging start-ups.
When the 20-something couple first met, they discovered they were both inspired by a love of the Art Deco movement, when objects were valued for function as well as their decorative attributes. That spirit imbues the modern sense of luxury and uncontrived manner of of their collection of furniture, lighting and rugs. “We like things to be warm, colorful, and good quality,” Louise says. “And in terms of style, you can see all the workings of the furniture, even the upholstered pieces, as we have nothing to hide.”