"I have always been inspired by those impromptu seats you find in nature, when you go for a long walk", explains designer Fabrice Berrux. "Sometimes it's a tree trunk, others simply a smooth rock. This is exactly the spirit I embraced when I came up with the design of the Stone chair". The influence of nature is quite clear in the silhouette of Stone: a single body that makes up the backrest, seat and armrests, and is solid and welcoming as only the natural elements can be.
Designed by Fabrice Berrux
Born in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris) in 1964, Fabrice Berrux qualified in 1986 from the National Arts School in Dijon. He started then as an interior Architect before setting up his firm 18 AOUT, in 1987. 18 AOUT produced and distributed sensitive and playful objects referring to Art, such as FLOWER, a vase that was made in honour of Andy Warhol, or CHAUDFROID, a table mat inspired by Land Art. They regularly exhibited during professional shows or big events such as 30 UNDER 30 in 1989, in New York, and the European Capitals Of New Design event in 1991, at Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. In 1991, Fabrice Berrux founded Dix Heures Dix, enlarging and re-organizing 18 AOUTs production. In 1994, he exhibited at VIA Fair in Paris. By 1990, some of his products entered the collection of the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris and were sold to the shops of Modern Art Museums in Rotterdam, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and George Pompidou Centre in Paris. From 1990 till 1994, he was design teacher in Dijon, Limoges and Reims, but also in Paris at the Charpentier Academy. Since 2005, he has been teaching design at the Ecole Bleue in Paris. From 1997 on, among other things, Fabrice Berrux has been developing ranges of lighting products made out of pleated-fabric, silkscreen glass, altuglas and piled-up bulbs lamps diffusing soft light. From 2002 till 2004, he was the artistic supervisor of a new collection of carpets for Serge Lesage. He also works with companies like Perigot, DArgentat, Monnaie de Paris, Roche Bobois, Lexon and Taittinger.
The influence of nature is quite clear in the silhouette of Stone: a single body that makes up the backrest, seat and armrests, and is solid and welcoming as only the natural elements can be.
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