Today Ecart International continues to perpetuate the work of Andrée Putman by offering timeless designs while taking into account the issues of our time.
In response to this, in addition to our classic shades of oak or walnut, we are offering for Jean-Michel Frank's 1929 deckchair a new shade without synthetic products, calling only on the appearance of the tannins retained in the oak. Thus a single natural color is obtained according to its own history and growth. Always with the aim of reducing the use of toxic products, the oak will be protected with an oil. Our desire is to offer traditional know-how and increasingly eco-responsible solutions in order to reduce our use of petrochemicals as much as possible.
An out-door variant of the deckchair is available from heated ash. This process makes our country wood rot-proof and thus becomes a real alternative to teak type wood. The wood can be protected with oils while keeping its original color or remain natural, in which case it will gray over time just like exotic woods.
In this variant we will recommend to our customers to offer out-door fabrics and we will use special "outdoor" foam with open porosity.
The Elephant armchair was made at the request of Ignacio Pirovano, a friend of Jean-Michel Frank, for the Llao Lao hotel. This piece will be available in Walnut from France and in oak, but also with this new natural oak shade. Both models will be present for the first time at the gallery from Wednesday March 23rd. You will also find the work of the duo Laurent Maugoust and Cécile Chenais with whom Ecart International has enjoyed collaborating for many years. They share the same taste for the poetry of singular spaces, the sensuality of materials and for the infinite possibilities offered by the gesture and know-how of craftsmen such as those that we can find within our factory.
Unique, the Wolf armchair brings together the rusticity of shearling with the depth of lacquer. The Wolf bridge takes up the lines of the armchair without its skin and thus reveals an oak or lacquered structure and a delicate seat. The clean lines of the Nabucco sofa and the yoku stand out in the space thanks to their singular and sophisticated volumes, contrasting with the raw aspect of the finishes, the sophisticated drape. Finally, the Reiko folding screen articulated in four leaves and composed of a wooden structure and lacquered finish will finish dressing this space.
Chloé looks forward to welcoming you to the gallery to present our new products: