London-based furniture and lighting line Sé Collections strikes a pleasing balance between luxury and sleekness. Their mission to “reclaim the glamour and quality of 20th century furniture” has undoubtedly been realized, and since their launch in 2007, they have partnered with some of the best designers in the world to produce a collection of beautifully crafted furnishings and decorative objects.
The Happiness Armchair, for example, was designed by Damien Langlois-Meurinne, an internationally renowned furniture designer. It is intended to be a “witty, exaggerated remake of the traditional wing armchair,” and can be customized in any material. Similarly, the New Life Sofa, also designed by Langlois-Meurinne, was inspired by 1930s glamour, but maintains a polished and elegant silhouette.
Every item that Sé Collection offers brings together Old World aesthetics with New World designs. Their product line is an assortment of thoughtfully designed pieces, and their philosophy – to design “tactile and cerebral” pieces that invite one’s gaze and touch while engaging their mind – is undoubtedly achieved.