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Elio by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance


Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance continues his collaboration with Bernhardt Design with the release of Elio, a refined swivel lounge. Reminiscent of the famed “maisons” of Paris, Elio’s precise angles and curves express the luxury of the past through an undeniably modern lens. Influenced by the techniques of Parisian design masters, Duchaufour-Lawrance replicates their concepts while maintaining his recognizable harmonious and graceful shapes. He explains his thought process, “My idea was to create the movement and lightness of a free-flowing cape frozen in time. Comfort is always my top priority, so I opted for a plush pillow and seat so the shawl could be thin and fluid.” The chair’s simple form, suggesting a cloak draped over an ottoman, encourages creative combinations of textiles and leathers, which can transform Elio from conservative to avant-garde.

Elio is available in two versions; a stationary model, or with a self-returning swivel, and it may be specified in any Bernhardt Design fabric or leather, or in the customer’s own material (COM).