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Humbert & Poyet’s debut collection of furniture and lighting

Humbert & Poyet’s debut collection of furniture and lighting

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The architects behind Monaco-based studio Humbert & Poyet have assembled an inimitable portfolio that spans the global stage. The duo is internationally renowned for the striking interiors at the Beefbar restaurants, The Hoxton hotel in Paris and the Aquazzura boutique in New York City, and are well-regarded for their recent work at the Ultimate Provence vineyard estate in the south of France, bookended by a line-up of prestigious private residences.

Practice founders Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet revealed a few months ago, however, a new type of project they had not yet attempted: their first collection of furniture and lighting, created in collaboration with French ‘artistic’ iron-crafter La Maison Pouenat.

Titled Metamorphosis, the dashing compilation of wares comprises a series of lighting fixtures, sofas, armchairs and tables – a premiere for Humbert & Poyet who, until now, have only ever designed custom pieces exclusively for their interior projects.

Christophe Poyet (left) pictured with Emil Humbert among pieces from the Metamorphosis collection.

The dashing compilation of wares comprises lighting fixtures, sofas, armchairs and tables.

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With Metamorphosis, the challenge for the design team consisted of creating a collection that would interact harmoniously and meet the objective of fitting with different types of spaces and styles. Having collaborated for the past ten years, Humbert & Poyet and La Maison Pouenat naturally took their shared ambitions a step further, adding their individual savoir faire and celebrating a passion for bespoke craftsmanship.

Several influences that have long guided Humbert & Poyet’s practice are reflected through the pieces, including the art deco movement, two-decades of design styles spanning 1950 to 1970 and neoclassical art and architecture. The designers also wished to pay tribute to masters they continue to admire, such as Finnish lighting design pioneer Paavo Tynell, French designer Jean Royère and Austrian architect and designer Josef Hoffmann.

With its clean and decisive lines, the Metamorphosis collection by Humbert & Poyet displays an array of textures and materials that traverse brass, bronze, plaster, stone and lacquered wood, presented in a quiet yet sophisticated palette that is complemented by hints of exquisite colour.

humbertpoyet.com; pouenat.fr

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