Montreal-based designers Félix Guyon and Audrée Larose, founders of Larose Guyon, a brand new high-end design company offering a range of innovative objects and luminaires. The duo are proudly presenting their first collection, La Belle Époque.
The designers were imminently inspired by what many see as an era evoking a somewhat romantic take on a world in the midst of a unique technical and cultural revolution. At the dawn of the 20th century, Paris, center of the world, had its skies sheared and its guts spilt, making room for a new century where innovation would be complicit to man. The subtle marriage of lace and steel was progress made flesh in all its glory, and its Expositions Universelles were kicking off a whole new page in modern history. The La Belle Époque collection, like a soft nostalgia, revisits the elegance and chic of the late 19th century, when machine, in all its strength and might, also knew how to speak in a soft and poetic voice.
In this first collection, we find mirrors, chandeliers, wine bottle wall mounts, a fruit bowl, a recipe book stand and, soon, luminaires. Audrée reveals that:
Every object is inspired by a notable character from that pivotal time in contemporary history. Sources of inspirations were the likes of famous writer Victor Hugo, painter Henri Rousseau, restaurateur Auguste Escoffier as well as Cléo de Mérode, an actress of rare beauty, and plenty of other characters.
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