Black magic

Wallpaper - - Newspaper - Daiku col­lec­tion, prices from €250, by Vic­to­ria Mag­ni­ant, from Ga­lerie V, ga­leriev.fr

The de­but col­lec­tion of French designer Vic­to­ria Mag­ni­ant, a se­ries of sculp­tural black fur­ni­ture en­ti­tled Daiku, launched at Paris De­sign Week this month. Made of black stained ash, the start­ing point of the de­sign is Ja­panese craft tech­niques, which Mag­ni­ant com­bined with dig­i­tal and CNC tech­nol­ogy to give struc­ture to her idea. ‘In­stead of de­sign­ing a chair, I tried to “write a chair”, to recre­ate the spon­ta­neous feel­ing of a brush stroke and the flu­id­ity of the ink,’ she says. ‘I looked for a seam­less sil­hou­ette to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of an im­pos­si­ble con­struc­tion.’

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: BAKER & EVANS, ILYES GRIYEB WRIT­ERS: EMMA MOORE, ROSA BERTOLI

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