Julie Richoz: For the Portobello bowls my intention was to reveal the beauty of joinery (that I found very appealing on my first visit to the factory). Here, with the PIPAIO tables, each element is in balance with the others to form a vibrating ensemble – and in order to make this look effortless I rely on perfectly executed and therefore invisible joinery giving the impression of a very simple assembly while hidden inside are carefully engineered connections executed by numerical controlled machining.
The expression of craftsmanship here lies in the careful execution, the choice of wood, the finish, the perfection. All this in service to the beauty of solid wood, to provide a canvas for the grains to express themselves and to give a flawless stage to the play of light and shadow. A cone, sticks, a bowl.
Dimensions (Ø x H / in mm)
426×275 / Base Ø: 253
350×350 / Base Ø: 270
- Dark Red on Beech or
Cherry Stained on Beech.
- Product Origin
- Made in Italy
- Julie Richoz (1990) is a Swiss-French designer. After graduating from ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne (2012), she worked for Pierre Charpin. Since 2015, she set up her design studio in Paris, where she develops her own language through objects, furniture, lighting and textiles. Her clients include Alessi, Louis Poulsen, Tectona, and Louis Vuitton among others. She was a designer-in-residency at CIRVA/ Research Center on Art and Glass in Marseille (2013), at Sèvres/ Cité de la Céramique (2013), and at Casa Wabi, Mexico (2017). She was awarded the Grand Prix at Design Parade (2012) and Bourse Leenaards (2016). Since 2017, she has taught design at ECAL.
- Pipaio Product Specifications