In any interior, Zorro makes its mark. The notable choice of the minimalistic "Z" frame supports the dual overlapping round tabletops that give a sense of movement with the shifting reflections of light. Choose darkly smoked glass and inky Nero Marquina marble accented with chrome or blue semi-reflective glass rimmed in black. Stockholm-based studio Note brought a strong graphic sense to the design, even suggesting the tables can be combined for a larger showstopper. Zorro is another typically untypical offering from French brand La Chance, bringing contemporary élan to a Gallic culture of fine furnishings.
14" h x 42.5" l x 31.5" w (36x108x80cm)
Tabletops: 31.5" dia, 23.5" dia (80cm, 60cm)
Steel structure, semi reflective glass or marble top
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.”
Note Design Studio
“To note something, to get noted.” That’s the epigram that the founders of Note Design Studio, a Stockholm-based collective, use to explain their vision. “We are named after what we try to achieve. We like to pay attention to our surroundings, and try to create things that make others do the same.”
Working within the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design strategy, the partners emphasize a tactile quality in both objects and architecture and embrace off-the-cuff inspiration—even doodles in the margins of their design notebooks. Alexis Holmqvist, Johannes Carlström, Susanna Wahlin, Kristoffer Fagerström and Cristiano Pigazzini bring an exuberance to their work that’s witty, irrepressible and, well, noteworthy.