Maison Duvivier Canapés is proud to announce its participation in the event AD Interiors 2017 in Paris, through its collaboration with the French-American architect Elliott Barnes.
Every year for eight years, the exhibition AD Interiors celebrates the work of interior designers. In September, ten talents selected by the editorial staff will each stage a living room, illustrating their style and their imprint as much as their ability to participate in the renewal of interior architecture.
Through a scenography centred on leatherwork, Elliott Barnes highlights know-how that is 100% French by proposing a novel work in this material, which can be embroidered, laminated, tattooed or used as a structuring element in furniture. The designer-architect has called on the Maison Duvivier Canapés for its mastery of the matter and the excellence of its know-how.
Given its commitment to representing the best of French expertise, the Maison immediately agreed to participate in the adventure, and will present two pieces of original furniture designed by Elliott Barnes. He stated, of his collaboration with Maison Duvivier Canapés. "I was attracted by the opportunity to collaborate with a solid partner whose know-how goes back to 1840! Subsequently, the Company’s dedicated, attentive and enthusiastic staff were a great human encounter. Their passion for such quality of execution is inspiring. "
Through the two pieces designed by Elliott Barnes, the Maison Duvivier Canapés illustrates its perfection in the execution of pure lines characterized by the work in an exceptional leather, deliberately preserved in its most sober form to highlight the nobility of the material. The sofa and armchair were baptized "Ray" and "Little Ray" respectively.
This major event for the interior decoration and interior design sector will take place from 6 to 20 September 2017 at the Monnaie de Paris, during the Salon Maison & Objet trade show and the Biennale des Antiquaires.
An American architect and now a French citizen, Elliott Barnes initially collaborated with Andrée Putman before becoming a partner. In 2004, he founded his own Paris office, Elliott Barnes Interiors. While he likes modernist architecture with clean lines, he also works with subtle plays in textures on surfaces. "I like developing new materials, shifting them, associating them to define new structures". An approach he brings into the forefront in the line of furniture he designs and produces.
Elliott Barnes structures the room around an alcove framed by a set of library columns featuring gold Louis d’or coins struck by Jean Varin, a famous 17th century engraver.
In a nod to the leather apron of the engraver, the architect-designer experiments with new processes for this material, to define an inspired aesthetic: mirror decorated with tattooed leather, perforated leather lounge chair, shelves in laminated leather, Pleated leather bench, embroidered nubuck throw, metallic Córdoba leather wall panels ...
Elliott Barnes breathes modernity into a natural material and develops innovative craftsmanship techniques while enhancing traditional 100% French know-how.