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18/01/2022

José Lévy signs Lelièvre’s first furniture collection

For its first collection of fully modular furniture, Lelièvre Paris chose José Lévy to design the pieces. Exhibited from January 12 exclusively at the Made In Design gallery at Printemps Haussmann, this collection reveals pieces that are both contemporary, with bold shapes, and above all colorful, enhancing the house’s fabrics. A guaranteed return to childhood!

Maison Lelièvre Paris, creator and publisher of fabrics for interior decoration and furnishings, is renowned for decorating the most beautiful interiors through the use of its fabrics, wallpapers, rugs and other emblematic accessories. Guided by the desire to always renew itself, the house is releasing its first collection of furniture in order to express its expertise and know-how in materials in a different way.

A “recreation” proposed by José Lévy

 

Entitled “Jeux de salon”, this new collection was designed by José Lévy. Designing deliberately modular elements, the designer sought to combine the world of play with that of finesse and detail. Colorful pieces with noble materials, in homage to the fabrics specific to the Lelièvre Paris house. “All the fabrics used for this collection are original Lelièvre fabrics. No fabric has been created especially for these pieces” specifies the designer. By taking the cushion as a starting point and common thread, the designer thus imagined the collection as a construction, which stacks and unstacks to infinity, depending on each person: “I was inspired by these childhood games, when you seize elements of the living room without complex to build, stack cushions, sit astride on an armrest…” Baptized “Jeux de Salon”, the collection therefore consists of cushions, a sofa, an armchair, an ottoman, two rugs, enough to bring young and old together. As a nod to the house’s historic showroom located on Place des Victoires in Paris, José Lévy had fun christening the pouf “Palais Royal”, naming “Galerie Vivienne” a long cylindrical bench inspired by the pommel horse. . The two rugs have a worked graphic to be positioned both alone and assembled.

Scenography of the "Jeux de Salon" collection by Lelièvre Paris exhibited at the Made In Design Gallery, design José Lévy © Romain Ricard
Scenography of the "Jeux de Salon" collection by Lelièvre Paris exhibited at the Made In Design Gallery, design José Lévy © Romain Ricard

Bold modularity of shapes

 

The collection is made up of low seats. For the armchairs, a wooden structure with lacquered finishes delivers a beautiful depth which ensures seating comfort, visually underlined by the “Color Block” bias. We find in the armrests with oblong shapes a correspondence with the bolster cushions. By modifying the position of the cushions on the sofa imagined by the designer, it is possible to transform the element into a rest bed, as well as to free up a “side table” space on the structure.

An obvious collaboration with Made in Design

 

For the distribution of the “Jeux de Salon” collection, Lelièvre Paris has chosen to partner exclusively with Made In Design, which it considers to be a major and decisive player on the current design market. Wishing to defend “made in France” and French know-how, this partnership seemed obvious and above all promising for the establishment of the project within the French market. For Catherine Colin, this collection “reminiscent of Sonia Delaunay in its forms and color schemes” . A joyful and inventive spirit that we found in November in a previous exhibition in homage to the Memphis movement , for which the brand had collaborated on exclusives with the Japanese Masanori Umeda.
Maïa Pois

Scenography of the "Jeux de Salon" collection by Lelièvre Paris exhibited at the Made In Design Gallery, design José Lévy © Romain Ricard
Scenography of the "Jeux de Salon" collection by Lelièvre Paris exhibited at the Made In Design Gallery, design José Lévy © Romain Ricard