Contact : les essences ciel - 41, rue Delizy 93692 Pantin cedex - France
environmental designer, redecorator
Joël Lagarnaudie came naturally to design his own home furniture in order to satisfy his personal desire for renewal and movement in internal layout; furniture that responds to everyday movements. The interest shown by professionals in the pure, racy lines of his first creations in cardboard (for which he received the Prix Jeune Créateur d’Entreprise at the Maison et Objets salon in 1997), led to founding "Les Essences Ciel", a production house for his wooden storage furniture range. The new creations in his French collection are made using three types of European wood: beech, maple and pear (the last two can be used together to make a warm contrast). Structured around a honeycomb caisson whose size and capacity is modulable (from 4 to 8 honeycomb pieces, with or without drawers), he adapts an arch (straight or curved) and brings a touch of colour and gaiety to his pieces by equipping them with sets of original knobs, in sandblasted epoxy resin or metal. The "Les Essences Ciel" furniture range meets the
requirements of contemporary people. Sober, pure lines bring a response to the need for functional storage space. Users have the added satisfaction of living amidst style furniture, designed with noble and warm materials in the best craftsman tradition.