Monument Shelving System: Small
$4,416 - $12,925
La Chance more than lives up to its reputation for statement pieces with Monument, a collection of shelving units realized in fine woods and luxe marble. Imagined by Mathieu Girard and Gauthier Pouillart of Atelier Cocorico, the visual strength and stability of the piece relies on an ingenious construction system that does not require any tools. Two imposing support columns form the visual signature but also complement a display of beautiful objects or books. With a strong sculptural presence, Monument comes in a range of dimensions and in entirely marble versions, richly finished woods and striking combinations of noble stone and wood.
- 46" h x 51.2" l (117x130cm)
- 46" h x 76.8" l (117x195cm)
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.”