rakku coffee table
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“I designed this table as part of the refurbishing of Les Bains – the historic Parisian nightclub…. One day, while walking past a shop window I saw some cups and bowls made of Raku ceramic. It is an ancient Japanese technique, invented in the 16th century, developed to make special bowls for the tea ceremony: Rakku indicates a very particular and complex firing process, which gives each piece a cracked appearance, with a random pattern, therefore unique. I thought it was a sign, the beginning of a new inspiration…
After some research, I finally found in the south of France Fabienne L’Hostis, an outstanding ceramist and raku specialist, who was willing to try the complex task of creating some big raku ceramic panels and use them as table tops…
I think I was the first one to do that, now many designers create furniture pieces embellished with Rakku elements… When I think of it, I find myself liking the idea that constraints can set creativity free…”
An interior and emotion architect, Tristan Auer designs beautifully sensual and singular interiors. His extremely rich and aesthetic vision finds its finest expression in vibrant colour, lights and era mixes. From the Hôtel de Crillon and the Bains-Douches in Paris, to the prestigious works in private houses in London and New York, all the way to Moustique Island, he operates with the style of a stage director, his client being both the main actor in his screenplay and his accomplice in this on-going quest for elegance. As an ambassador of a certain French “art de vivre”, Tristan Auer combines his very modern vision with arts and crafts excellence to give a new definition of contemporary luxury. Tristan Auer grew up in Aix-en-Provence. After graduating at ESAG-Penninghen, he joined forces with the Christian Liaigre team, and then Philippe Starck before he went on starting his own interior design firm in Paris in 2002.
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Rakku Coffee Table
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