The Sé Studio
Within the Sé Studio we create serene and cinematic interiors and installations to reflect our spirit. It's from here from we partner with brands we admire as part of Sé’s series of ‘Courtships’ to tell an embedded story of our joint practices. An innovation that transforms the idea of collaboration into a storied and creative union, these 'Courtships' push our collective work further, working with materials and forms old and new to engage the gaze, the touch and the mind.
A Courtship with Lelièvre Paris
Our first courtship was with renowned French fabric house Lelièvre Paris, uniting the two design houses, old and new. Sé’s contemporary classics were 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. This courtship paid homage to Lelièvre Paris's rich heritage through the decades whilst introducing bold attitude to Sé's playful forms creating an installation which was at once sensual, tactile and cerebral inviting guests to wander, gaze and touch.