Vincent Darré X OKA

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The enfant terrible of French interior decoration delivers a poetic capsule collection in collaboration with OKA

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Here comes a historic moment of Entente Cordiale; the moment when a French designer and a very British brand get cordially together and create a lovely capsule collection of furniture and accessories that we are delighted to present and sell on The Invisible Collection.

Design aficionados know well Vincent Darré, the flamboyant French designer who creates outlandish, colorful interiors inspired by Surrealism. His signature style has definitely caught the attention of many, including OKA – the leading English – designed furniture brand. “Vincent Darré is a truly creative soul,” says OKA co-founder and creative director Sue Jones. “Everything he touches has a sense of drama and beauty, and he is a master at mixing styles,” she adds, talking about the shared approach that led them to this collaboration.

What we love the most about Vincent Darré is his ability to make his many flights of fancy into a reality of stone, metal and wood, fashioned in the most unexpected shapes. This collaboration is yet another example of his unbridled imagination. Drawing from his memories and reveries of neoclassical temples and ruins of nocturnal 18th century gardens, Darré created a series of pieces that are “archaeological finds designed in a more contemporary, dreamlike way.”

The collection comprises a console table – topped with sleek Nero Marquina marble – a floor lamp reminiscent of a deconstructed ionic column, the madcap Gemini Vase and a poetic feature mirror brimming with palatial style. When asked which of the above designs was his favourite, Darré tried at first to dodge the question, but finally admitted that he had “a crush on the Gemini Vase”…

The French designer speaks highly of OKA, explaining that the brand “represents a somewhat bohemian English style”, something he loves and refers to when creating his most fantastic, Dada-like interiors.

We cordially invite you to discover and shop the fantastic capsule collection by Vincent Darré X OKA on The Invisible Collection.

Vincent Darré

Like cats, Vincent Darré has had several (professional) lives, working in fashion, lifestyle and now, interior design, transforming his homes into a laboratory of sorts for his unbridled creativity. Known for his extravagant, almost baroque persona, Vincent Darré, a.k.a. the enfant terrible of French design, is a free-spirited artist and the master of -isms: dandyism, romanticism, surrealism, eclecticism, Dadaism, Hellenism, and cheeky classicism. Vibrant and flamboyant, his designs are a feat of unexpected shapes and colours, true conversation pieces.  

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