Round is a collection defined by its search for structural balance and soft lines, an interpretation of outdoor space that conveys stylistic but essential refinement.
Clean and basic shapes mark the rich range of tables that make up this collection. Round favours rounded shapes for chairs in which one can be seated with great comfort.
Lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are the key principles: in the work of Christophe Pillet the elegance is optimized.
Pillet’s perfect command of sensuality and refinement has made him one of the rare French designers who has gained global recognition designing hotels, boutiques and directing artistic projects in the USA, Great-Britain and Japan. He has won international acclaim for the spectrum and quality of his creations. Architecture, objects, furniture, artistic direction: his signature is invariably associated with the finest brands - from transforming the Lancel boutiques across France and the rest of the world, designing the restaurant Maison-Blanche in Fès, to creating stands for Renault at international automobile shows: the scope and the variety of his projects share a common attitude, independent of scale.
Whether it be as design director for Lacoste, or in long-term collaborations with Driade, Cappellini and Emu, his considered interpretations are a testament to high-voltage chic, distinguished both by its precision and rigor. If a “Pillet style” exists, it is in his ability to crystallize, within a project, the excitement of the proposition.
Emu began in 1951 in Marsciano, Umbria, and during the 60s found its natural vocation in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, in which it could best express the technology, cultural heritage and local know-how gained from experience of working with metal.