Swedish designer Anne Harvala adapts her Unify range as a monochromatic round side table with the series' characteristic steel base and oak top in a matte lacquer finish. Skilled craftsmanship is evident in the exacting curve of the leg pieces and invisible soldering of the metal joinery. Discovering the collection as Anne's graduating project, Petite Friture brought the young designer to the fore and she subsequently established her own Stockholm studio.
17.7" h x 15.7" dia (45x40cm)
Thermolacquered steel, oak veneer, matt lacquer
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.”