The Made in Situ Lisbon studio founded by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a platform that fosters a series of cross-disciplinary exchanges instigated by the designs and their process, a platform that reflects the current shifting movement of our human relationship to the Earth.
Made in Situ is the manifestation of a creative dynamic of apperception, rooted in the treasures of a territory, its craftspeople and its systemic connections to nature. Resulting in a cycle of seasons, each with its own story.
“The designed pieces are the fruits of my adventures, explorations of geological and biological textures, patterns, materials and their related techniques. Above all, my stimulation comes from human knowledge and sensitivity, linking to and embedded in each specific place.” Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a multidisciplinary French designer known internationally for his sensitivity and attention to materials and details, as well as the refinement of his organic forms. He initially trained as a sculptor from which he kept an innate aptitude for dialogue between space and object. The duality between artistic vision and meticulous rigour, between nature and city, functionality and emotion flows seamlessly through his projects, whether in interior architecture (the Sketch in London, the Air France lounges, the chalet at La Transhumance) in furniture design and objects (published by Ceccotti, Bernhardt Design, Ligne Roset, La Chance, Hermès, Saint Louis, Revol), and also tailor-made for private clients or cultural institutions such as the Villa Medici. His work has always flourished collaboratively and through his dialogue with craftspeople, this approach takes on even more cultural and emotional depth today. In order to reconnect to nature and weave a sensitive link between mankind and his environment, he chose to move to Lisbon in 2017. From this immersion was born the Made In Situ project. Through its various chapters and encounters - to date, black ceramics from Tondela - Barro Negro, cork from Algarve - Burnt Cork, Portuguese tiles worked collaboratively with Viuva Lamego - Azulejos, bronze from Peniche and beeswax candles from Fatima, Bronze & Beeswax - Made In Situ explores, through the prism of the designer's eye, a variety of territories, geological, artisanal, economic and cultural places. A travel diary that can only be extended, in France or elsewhere.
Images courtesy of: Clément Chevelt and Sanda Vuckovic (portrait)