French furniture house Duvivier has been creating luxury furniture for more than 35 years and has since been renowned for its traditional French craftsmanship, unrivalled expertise with leather and an unwavering passion for materials.
While it’s new collection is no exception, it also marks a new contemporary rebirth of the brand as a result of the esteemed manufacturer teaming up with one of France’s most exciting new-generation designers, Charlotte Juillard.
Juillard embodies the inventive and innovative approach of the new generation of French designers, but is still enamoured with traditional craftsmanship and materials to bring the perfect contemporary perspective to Duvivier.
The French creatives joined forces to launch two new collections — ‘Jules’ and ‘Jean’ —earlier this year at Maison & Objet and have been celebrated for their clever use of leather and fabric. Not only does Duvivier combine the two materials like no other, but only the finest of materials are used in the designs. As an example, only full grain leathers, which are guaranteed to be resistant, hard-wearing and elastic, are used as they are the only types of leather that has the authentic touch, suppleness and true look of leather.
The Jules collection is a seating collection directly inspired by the tchanqué cabins on the Île aux Oiseaux in Arcachon Bay off the southwest coast of France. The platforms and pilotis that elevate the timber houses are expressed in the wooden base and legs of the modular seating system, which includes sofas, sectional sofas and armchairs, corner units, chairs, ottomans, table separators and coffee tables.
The Jean is a low multifunctional storage unit with a modern and elegant aesthetic to complement the Jules collection and other furniture pieces and styles. It too has a subtle emphasis on materials, combining oak or walnut veneer, smoked or etched glass doors and leather handles that hark back to Duvivier’s origins in the saddlery business.
Quality is the number one priority for Duvivier. Every item is designed and manufactured in-house at the maison in France and they offer a five-year unconditional guarantee on all frames, suspension and stitching.
As proof of this, in 2006, the maison was awarded an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant by the French Government who recognised Duvivier as a “Company of Living Heritage” for its industrial excellence and traditional French know-how.
We predict this collection will be one for the history books so don’t miss out.
The Jules and Jean display stock will be arriving at DOMO’s seven showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria soon but if you cant wait you can view it online at www.domo.com.au