Sé: A Courtship with Lelievre
Opens 12th July 2021
Monday - Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
At Sé's new gallery
175-177 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JW
This richly textural installation is the first of a series of “courtships” from contemporary furniture house Sé – an innovation that transforms the idea of collaboration into a storied and creative union.
Here, the courtship is with renowned French fabric house Lelièvre Paris, uniting the two design houses, old and new. Sé’s contemporary classics have been reimagined in Lelièvre Paris’s striking geometric and graphic fabrics, and curated to stand in front of seven decorative panels that recall the architecture and interiors of the 17th century French court.
The Sé pieces include Ini Archibong’s Oshun sofa and armchair, the Happiness Armchair by Damien Langlois-Meurinne and the Stay chair by Nika Zupanc, furnished in contemporary Lelièvre Paris textiles. Having explored the voluminous fabric archive of Lelièvre Paris, Sé’s creative team selected fabrics and borders to adorn the seven panels, forming a dramatic backdrop to Sé's furniture, juxtaposing historic and modern references and presenting both brands in a new light.
Sé’s courtship with Lelièvre Paris was borne from a mutual and abiding reverence for artisanal craftsmanship. Lelièvre Paris is one of a few remaining European textile companies to have its own weaving mill and an unparalleled inventory of textiles and materials, dating back four centuries. Within the last 12 years Sé has established a reputation for making exquisite editions with the world’s finest designers, bringing new and playful attitudes to timeless forms that captivate the senses. This courtship is at once sensual, tactile and cerebral, and here, in Sé’s elegant new home, we invite you to wander, gaze and touch.
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