Blurring the boundaries between art and design
I love it when there is a blurring line between art and design. A good design can feel like an art object in an interior.
This also applies to the French designer Christophe Delcourt. Delcourt likes to work with materials such as wood and steel, with seemingly simple forms that demonstrate the impeccable mastery of craftsmanship. In his designs, Delcourt strives for a beautiful balance between purity of design, refinement of materials and impeccable execution.
It is within manufacturing ateliers that Christophe Delcourt learned the publishing craft. There, he built himself and learned the gesture, the material, the know-how and the very demanding commitment making high-quality furniture requires.
Since the creation of the publishing house, back in 1995, it is hand in hand with guest designers (François Champsaur, Jean-Pierre Tortil, Tristan Auer, Forest & Giaconia, Charles Kalpakian, and Vincent Dupont-Rougier) and a network of craftsmen (cabinetmakers, ceramists, brass casting experts, upholsterers, stone masons…) that each piece has been drawn, designed and produced, writing the pages of a catalog that has already become one of the essential hallmarks in the French furniture know- how landscape.
Each piece bearing the Delcourt Collection stamp first stands as the affirmation of the prolongation between the designer’s hand and the one of the craftsman: a French excellency which favors discretion over ostentatious effects, but has none the less become a true signature.
In nearly 25 years of existence, Delcourt Collection has never derogated to its own requirements and fundamentals… However, the stroke is now freer : first of all, purer, it has gained in expressive-ness, daring more eclecticism, drawing its inspiration from an architectural element, a work of art, a material or an assembly technique. Without ever losing of sight the idea that a piece of furniture first stands as an element of valorization of the interior, an expression of comfort, and the witness to an era.