Geometric and architectural inspirations
If the name of the figures studio was chosen to echo the relationship with geometry and formats found in their creations, the first collection of furniture was largely inspired by brutalist and modernist architecture. “What we are trying to do in particular is to find manufacturing systems that are architectural details, and succeed in blending design with architecture,” underlines Gabriel Loirat.
For this collection, the two designers insisted on having French materials and manufacturing. Also, they attach particular importance to craftsmanship and therefore call on professionals for production. Thus, the three pieces of furniture in the collection – the CALC pedestal table, the ILE stool and the DROI chair – are in solid oak and handmade by a cabinetmaker. The 4th piece in the collection, the OBLIC porcelain vase, was made by a ceramist. In addition to these four productions, they also present art prints, inspired by fullness and emptiness, a theme from Asia. Very abstract, these pieces nevertheless leave nothing to chance and are based on the design works of the studio.