In her minimalist update on a refectory table, Swedish designer Anne Harvala counterposes a steel base with an oak veneer top, both in a monochromatic matte lacquer. Close attention has been paid to every Unify detail, especially the curvature of the leg pieces and the technically adroit invisible soldering of its right-angles. Paris brand Petite Friture discovered the collection as Anne's design school graduating project, with the young designer setting up her own Stockholm studio shortly thereafter.
28.7" h x 78.7" w x 35.4" d (73x200x90cm)
Powder-coated steel, oak veneer
Made in Europe
Paris-based Petite Friture (French for “small fry”) champions new names as well as veteran designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting and furniture, all created for everyday life. “Emerging talents benefit from the exposure of the more established talents, while established talents remain fresh and open to new ideas thanks to the contact with emerging talents,” says founder Amelie du Passage. “I like to think of Petite Friture as the meeting point.”
Every product tells its own story. “It alludes to happiness, the sunshine, and a simple but pleasing dish to share with people you love,” Amelie says. “In short, it means many positive things that make life worthy.” She sees the workings of the much-heralded brand, which only debuted in 2009, much like a book editor. “Our role is to gather all of these mini-narratives together and combine them to create the Petite Friture story.”