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Innovation in Jean-Louis Deniot Collection by BakerWednesday 22 November 2017
Baker, the leading American manufacturer and designer of fine luxury home furnishings, introduced twenty-five dazzling and inventive new designs for the acclaimed Jean-Louis Deniot Collection for Baker at High Point Market this Fall. Deniot’s glamorous new line extensions include exciting and dramatic upholstery styles and an elegant collection of luxurious lighting and accessories. Among the highlights of the new line extensions, there is a striking polyhedron chandelier, a highly collectable new table lamp with a solid Carrara marble base, a new buffet lamp with a faceted cast glass base and a handsome plateau/tray crafted in luxurious mahogany.
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“It was such a pleasure to work with the finest Italian craftsmen and the best metalworkers in Baker’s studios on this new line extension”, says Jean-Louis Deniot, whose studio is in the heart of the Left Bank in Paris, surrounded by top art galleries, antique dealers, and leading design ateliers. “Baker is the perfect fit for me. We speak the same international design language and we are all working toward the same goals, the same order of priorities, and to creating endless quality. At Baker, I have a fantastic team of specialists. Together we are completely dedicated to designing for our worldwide clientele”.
Jean-Louis Deniot, an academically trained architect and interior designer, has won global recognition for his inspired residences and superbly detailed interiors, all with an impeccable sense of balance, harmony and comfort. In his designs for Baker, he celebrates the daring and the exceptional. Recognized globally for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Deniot draws upon his academic training to translate designs that are both informal and bold, classic and provocative. He describes his collection for Baker as classic contemporary or futuristic classic. “Our goal was to create a collection which will please every market around the world, from the Americas to Asia and the Middle East, Europe and Russia”, says Baker President, Russell Towner. “In the Jean-Louis Deniot Collection, all pieces are like chameleons. Each market and each designer and client has the opportunity to order the materials and finishes and aesthetic that perfectly suit their preferences and environment. Jean-Louis Deniot’s designs have a relaxed side and a sexy elegance that make them feel timeless. We are thrilled to work again with such a highly coveted designer as Jean-Louis Deniot”.
Handcrafted by Baker artisans in Italy, the new lighting incorporates rare and age-old techniques and modern elements such as hand-blown glass with shimmering brass. Carrara marble adds a stately note to accessories and lighting. Baker admires Deniot’s perfect synthesis of intellectual concepts, like the fascinating new polyhedron chandelier and his highly attuned sense of functionality. In some new styles, Deniot introduces a flourish or a whimsical effect simply for poetic purposes. “My work is always about geometry and silhouette”, said Deniot, explaining his approach. “I also like pieces to be intriguing, alluring, and sculptural in order to captivate the curiosity. It is a mix and a balance between feminine and masculine of clean and cut lines and precious vibrant finishes. All the pieces are coming directly from my own professional experiences. Some of these pieces are answers and solutions to design challenges I and many designers often face”.
The Silice Table Lamp is exceptionally interesting. The abstract shape and rare materials are original and intriguing. “This lamp is a reference to a classic rock crystal obelisk”, says Deniot. “The lamp is mounted on a polished brass base as a holder. Close-up you can admire the Murano crystal bubbles and the natural blown imperfections which make it as unique, as natural as a rock crystal.”
Rhyzalite Lamp was designed initially as a dynamic sculpture. The statement piece includes a hidden light in its base to use the bronze sculpture as a reflector and diffuse a glow of light without noticing the source.
Depending on the buyer’s preferences and requirements, the Epidote Sofa can have about 30 different associations and combinations. “I have been using free-standing circular or semicircular sofas on recent private projects in London and New York, and clients and their friends seem to enjoy this new way of entertaining”, notes Deniot. “Social interactions and furniture layouts are not only about a sofa against a wall anymore. The Epidote sectional sofa allows people to interact within a circle and to enjoy the volume of a room 360 degrees”. In terms of new colours, the line extension introduces a full selection of teal blue and sand leathers. The teal is a deep enigmatic colour between an emerald green and a deep ocean blue. The additions introduce an embossed leather technique applied on the leather upholstery, the embossed pattern of which simulates a woven leather string pattern.
The new Basalte Side Board introduces the traditional Baker gesso finish, highlighted with new graphic patterns, based on ancient Roman walls and stone quarries. Artisans crafted an elaborate antique silver and antique bronze finish, which adds pattern, definition and a deep sense of preciousness to the collection.
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