During Paris Design Week, Flokk brand Offecct gave us a preview of their upcoming new design by Pauline Deltour. Pauline Deltour’s stylized and tailored armchair Pauline, designed for Offecct, is now joined by a 2- and 3-seater sofa. In connection with the launch, Offecct publishes a book about Pauline Deltour where her co-workers and colleagues invite the reader into the designer’s studio and her world of ideas.
Pauline Deltour and Offecct’s collaboration has previously resulted in the playful urban room divider Thelma and the elegant Pauline armchair. Offecct now presents the Pauline sofas, which have the same stylized simplicity as the armchair with fabrics that are wrapped around it and create a tailored expression.
“All of Pauline Deltour’s products have a kind of ingenious simplicity based on exquisite and carefully designed details. The new sofas, just like the armchair, have a natural elegance with small shifts in proportions, surprising lines and brilliant functional solutions,” says Offecct Brand Manager Maria Olofsson Karemyr.
In connection with the launch of the 2- and 3-seat sofas, Offecct also publishes a book about Pauline Deltour, in a series of books that provides an in-depth picture of the company’s many collaborations with world-leading designers.
“It's in a way a kind of missionary, to spread knowledge and understanding about the work behind good long-lasting design. In this book about Pauline Deltour, we meet her closest co-workers and colleagues, who invite us into her studio to understand both the person and the designer Pauline”, says Maria Olofsson Karemyr.
Pauline Deltour passed away unexpectedly and tragically in September 2021. A chorus of voices appears in the book to share their stories about Pauline Deltour and her work from architecture and design writer Helen Parton.
”When she started working on a project, the first thing she liked to do was to take a trip to the factory. She always wanted to know as much as possible about the company and the machines,” says her design assistant Claire Pondard.
Friend and designer Jun Yasumoto says: ”With Pauline, it wasn´t about trends, she wasn't worried about people’s approval but followed her own vision. I admire her for this quiet energy, how she ran her career in a calm and strong way.”
Maria Olofsson Karemyr concludes: “All together, these voices offer a fascinating picture of a warm and humble person who at the same time had a clear idea of what she wanted with her professional life and her many projects. Pauline Deltour had the ability to be visionary, creative and poetic, yet deeply rooted in the craft, the materials and the production process.
This evening you can come and visit us at our Paris showroom in Marais, to enjoy talks from Gwenaëlle Girard and Victoria Wilmotte. They are 2 of the voices from the book being published about Pauline Deltour and her work, the talk is moderated by Chantal Hamaide, a journalist specialising in design.
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