Chic, urban and thus compact, this family of seating acquires undeniable luxury object status when upholstered in the new full grain, pure aniline Orga leather, with its slightly smooth, glossy finish.
Amédée is a settee and armchair combination, designed around a lumbar support which is quilted and stitched just like the bucket seats of the best Italian motor cars. The armchair may be rotating, and there is also a footstool for when it’s time to relax.
structure of seat in 3-layer particleboard ;
structure of back in thermoformed ABS. Base in
black MDF panels in the case of the settee and
fixed armchair, or in 8 mm thick Epoxy black
lacquered steel in the case of the rotating
armchair. In the case of the footstool, the
structure is in 3-layer particleboard.
elastic webbing and high resilience
polyurethane foam (36 kg/m3 - 2.8 kPa) on the
seat. High resilience polyurethane foam (26
kg/m3 - 1.4 kPa) on the back. Polyurethane
foam (38 kg/m3 - 3.6 kPa) for the footstool.
cover quilted with 110g/m² polyester with,
baguette stitch detailing; cover may be removed
by a professional.
Lumbar and armrest cushions are integral to the
cover: they are stitched every 5 cm and quilted
with ultra-flexible polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3 -
Paris, Tokyo, London : soujourns abroad which kick-started the career of Marie-Christine Dorner.
Designer, interior architect and graduate of the école Camondo, Paris, she spent a year in Tokyo designing her first collection of furniture for Idée, before opening her first office in Paris.
The sheer diversity of her projets is astonishing : amongst the best-known, the La Villa at St Germain des Prés, the restaurant de la Comédie Française, the presidential grandstand (tribune présidentielle du 14 juillet) at the top of the Champs Elysées, street furniture for the city of Nîmes, designs for le Mobilier National.
A Londoner for more than 10 years, she designs and fits out ambassadorial residences for the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, undertakes special projects for private clients, and designs for manufacturers as diverse as Ligne Roset, Montis, Bernardaud and Baccarat.
Her collection ‘Une Forme, One Shape’, exhibited in 2004 in Paris, Tokyo and Kyoto, is just one demonstration of her taste for perfection. The best artisans in France and Japan made up her jewellery, objects and furniture in wood, gold, porcelain, bamboo, ceramic and composite materials.
Marie-Christine Dorner has lectured in both London and France, and was awarded the Grand Prix du Design de la ville de Paris in 1995.