Building on Sé’s success in creating haute couture furniture, the luxury furniture brand has unveiled new additions to Sé Collection II by Jaime Hayon during Salone del Mobile 2011 at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.
Testament to the relationship between Sé and Jaime Hayon, the new pieces represent a natural evolution from the existing collection with sculptural solid wood Time Piece side tables, boldly lacquered in a variety of colours from Sé’s own Sé Chic colour palette and marble-topped ceramic Bala side tables, confidently shaped in similar volumes. The Bala side tables are finished in white, black, gold and platinum, adding to but also complementing the current range. Continuing the essence of Sé, the new pieces deliver high quality furniture in sumptuous materials produced across a French network of craftsmen and artisans.
The Sé / Jaime Hayon collaboration is the result of an idea from founder Pavlo Schtakleff to create ‘haute couture’ furniture by carefully sourcing only leading experts to create unique styles and finishes. This enabled Hayon to create a full range of pieces that would, in Schtakleff’s mind, undoubtedly result in this perfect coupling of design originality with Sé’s now firmly established basis of superior craftsmanship and technological expertise.
The materials chosen for the collection are a selection of the finest woods, metals, marbles and fabrics – the edit of these, resulting in a richness clearly demonstrated within each piece. Shapes within the collection are dynamic and light. They are objects of comfortable luxury, each with a strong identity yet classic in their ability to work within a variety of environments.
For Jaime Hayon, the freedom to create an extensive collection with the support of a skilled production network was also an attractive proposition. “I met Sé in London whilst selecting furniture elements for an interior design project. I was impressed by the quality and comfort of Sé’s pieces, as well as the spirit of the company. This opportunity brought about a discussion on the lack of choice for certain elements in interior design. Dialogue led to reality and the creation of Sé Collection II by Jaime Hayon… ” Jaime Hayon