The stone pines of the Villa Borghèse in Roma serve as the guiding aesthetic for this light sofa by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for fellow French design house La Chance. The lattice of a forest's branches is translated by the metal structure and back cushions, suggesting a restful landscape both visually and physically.
It's no wonder that Noé started out as a sculptor. His work embraces the ideals of "niwa," the bijoux garden at the heart of a traditional Japanese home. Noé is dedicated to reviving "the notion of 'alive' or 'living'" in the objects and spaces he designs, akin to an organic form growing with use and its user.