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Navona

Dirand’s pieces hold an aura similar to that of large architecture.

Architect:

Joseph Dirand

Client:

Molteni&C

Location:

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Year:

2018

Joseph Dirand tackles furniture as self-standing objects.

Working in collaboration with iconic Italian brand Molteni&C, Paris-based designer Joseph Dirand was tasked with creating the furniture for The Surf Club. Inspired by the Miami club’s décor, Dirand designed a series of special custom-designed travertine furniture – almost all made-to-order – that features simple and elegant lines. The designer carefully selected our Navona Travertine for his Navona Sofa, a piece of veined stone furniture that has the ability to make the surrounding space even more architectural.

Trained as an architect, Joseph Dirand is an interior designer who draws his inspiration from modernist architecture. He tackles furniture as self-standing objects. Deprived of a given context of existence or preconceived environment, each design is given a strong personality and a solemn monumentality. Dirand’s pieces hold an aura similar to that of large architecture: an affective force generated by the tension of the materials, the physical presence, the narratives they embed.

Dirand works closely with the finest craftspeople, allowing for a wide versatility in the choices of material stone, copper, stone, precious woods, and bronze – all backed-up by the insistent excellency of their implementation.