Slow is Fast
August 18, 2022

Designer Of The Day: Objekto

‘Produce modernist furniture at its best’, such was, from the start, design manufacturer Objekto’s aim: around the Paulistano Chair, a cornerstone, French entrepreneurs have created a solid collection.

Since 2007, the Paulistano Chair is part of the MoMA’s permanent design collection. First sketched by Brazilian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the late 50s (for the private lounge areas of a national stadium), it remains a timeless icon. Masterfully re-issued by French manufacturer Objekto using the best vegetal-died

Alongside the unique chair, Objekto – now based in a beautifully renovated 19th century house in Aix en Provence – goes length to edit and manufacture only the best selection of modernist and contemporary design pieces. “The respect of the designers’ intent is at the very basis of Objekto’s philosophy: we develop every project according to their drawings, wishes and recommendations”, co-founder Benoît Hallbronn explains.

In beautifully lit, minimal spaces, the Paulistano dialogs with the Eclipse lamp – poetic as a Japanese origami – by Mauricio Klabin, the Moebius coffee table reminiscent of Isamu Noguchi’s most famous piece, or the elegant, reclining PMR lounge chair over which the Nuala Lamp by Reno Bonzon (a nod to Castiglioni?) casts light.

A modernist success story.

by Clara Le Fort