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Zuma Console by Elliott Barnes

Elliot Barnes sees the world as a big laboratory where anything and everything can inspire him. The Zuma console is a nod to the Ocean, and the waves breaking on the Californian shores…

Barnes started his career in Los Angeles, where he worked at Arthur Erickson Architects before moving to Paris and joining the studio of Andrée Putman. However, the memories of the West Coast and its picture-perfect backdrop stayed with him.

The Zuma console is a beautiful, stylish take on a very specific image: a plunging wave at dawn at Zuma Beach. The elegant lines lend the frame in gold-lacquered resin a graceful lightness, enhanced by the finish in seaweed and gold patina.

A timeless piece that made quite a splash in Paris at the AD Intérieurs exhibition and caught the collector’s attention: did it catch yours too?

Photo credit: Didier Delmas
Photo credit: Elodie Dupuis

Elliott Barnes

Elliott Barnes graduated from Cornell University, New York with a Master in Architecture and Urbanism and has been trained alongside Arthur Erikson and Andrée Putman. His signature style is defined by minimal lines, the power and possibilities of new materials  and the play of light which all intertwine with his poetic sensibilities and the desire for each project to tell a story. His work is exquisitely finished and yields a strong emotional power. For him, an object should never forget its function. Luxurious finishes are of no importance if they merely serve to add another flourish or embellishment. He prefers to concentrate on the details and the purpose of the object.

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