Lamina Dinner Table
Milan designer Hannes Peer, a stalwart of Paris brand La Chance, unveils Lamina, a truly awesome dinner table composed of interlocking triangle shaped legs in gorgeous solid marble. Riffing on the conceptual work of architects like John Lautner, the oblique lines recall 1960s architecture. Ideally, the puckish Peer suggests his ideal guests at the table would include design luminaries such as Gae Aulenti, Nanda Vigo and Louise Bourgeois as well as Jim Carrey and Ricky Gervais “to lighten the mood.”
30.1" h x 98.4" w x 43.3" d (76.5x250x110cm)
The founders of La Chance, the Paris-based design house, have united talent from the bustling “new wave” of global design—10 designers hailing from 9 different countries—in a collection marked by contemporary French élan. And entrepreneur Jean-Baptiste Souletie and architect Louise Breguetbeen are partners in business and in life, as they say. Between the pair, they have lived in India and China, designed offices in London and built homes in Haiti, and lent their know-how to established luxury companies and emerging start-ups.
When the 20-something couple first met, they discovered they were both inspired by a love of the Art Deco movement, when objects were valued for function as well as their decorative attributes. That spirit imbues the modern sense of luxury and uncontrived manner of of their collection of furniture, lighting and rugs. “We like things to be warm, colorful, and good quality,” Louise says. “And in terms of style, you can see all the workings of the furniture, even the upholstered pieces, as we have nothing to hide.”