CHARLOTTE JUILLARD Design DORA for Pierre Frey

French designer Charlotte Juillard studied interior design in Paris at the Camondo school. She completed her final year project in partnership with the prestigious Manufacture de Sèvres, then joined Fabrica, the research and communication centre of the Benetton group based in Treviso, Italy. For a year and a half she experienced a real artistic emulation and confirmed her attraction for product design.

Selected in 2014 by the incubator "Les Ateliers de Paris", she set up her own creative studio dedicated to product design and scenography. Her creative approach is based on the valorization of materials through research centred on gestures and know-how.

 

Concept

Charlotte Juillard was inspired by the geometric aesthetics of cubism to create the DORA line. The name refers to the French photographer and painter Dora Maar, who was also one of the lovers and muses of the painter Pablo Picasso.

The line designed by Charlotte Juillard is composed of an armchair, a sofa, a footstool and a coffee table. It is part of an architectural composition in which semicircles, rectangles and squares stack up to create a totemic construction.

The tense and angular lines of the base are blurred and rounded to reveal a soft and pleated backrest that brings softness and generosity to the whole.

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