Downtown Design exhibitor L’OBJET aspires to create designs for the home that are both luxurious and functional works of art, crafted with the highest degree of excellence.
Inspired by his fondness of the Mediterranean, lifelong traveler Elad Yifrach creates an entirely new echelon of artistry. Most evident in his use of porcelain, he infuses everything he does with a passion for innovation – in both technique and use of the highest quality materials. Although their designs have modern aesthetics, the pieces are carefully created using ancient crafts. Elad selects his materials from regions best renowned for their production.
Spring of 2017 saw the unveiling of L’objet’s most vibrant and daring collection: Tulum. Imprints of the Mayan history and architecture are evident in the sculptural and oversized pieces. Although remarkably organic in design, the Tulum pieces were created using complex and ground-breaking techniques. To capture Tulum’s mineral-rich landscape the brand uses reactive glazes, for the very first time, and a combination of materials including ceramic, bronze and 24K gold.
From the raw collar of the Tribal Vases to the pigmented glazes painted by hand, unique, artisanal touches can be found on many of their pieces. This collection also sees a manipulation of proportion new for L’objet. The increase in scale is evident in statement-making bowls, bookends and vases reminiscent of Mayan ruins.
Building on last year’s success of venturing into new categories, the collection includes “Coba Stools”, “Platter Tables” (suitable for indoor and outdoor use) and an extensive range of other product categories such as throws, mirrors and lighting.
The Baby Alpaca Throw marked L’objet’s debut into the world of soft furnishing. Inspired by the exotic animals of the Mayan jungle, these distinctive jacquard blankets feature oversized graphic and tribal prints and are exquisitely handwoven. The double-faced version fuses two blankets together to allow for an ultra-luxe feel.
The Pakal Table Lamps, with ceramic shades in a palette of earthly tones, and The Celestial Hanging Lamps, with bronze chains, complete the brands first lighting collection. The unique pendant lamps, available in a smooth or spiky finish, pay further tribute to the Mayan Riveria. Hand-painted spikes are added to convex mirrors and bowls as a continuation of this motif.
The bold collection also pays its tribute to the “living from the land” way of life. The cacti sculptures, glazed in pink with green interactions produce an irregular finish.
Present throughout the collection, the nature-inspired look contributes to founder Elad Yifrach’s vision of raw, unfinished beauty.
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