- Art & Design
The name of French design brand Pierre Augustin Rose combines the names of its founders, Pierre Bénard, Augustin Deleuze and Nina Rose. Their collections connect the past with the present and are described by the brand itself as "the antiques of the future".
Bénard and Augustin, both antique dealers, explain that they always had similar tastes, and customers often associated them with each other. When they met two years ago, a collaboration was bound to happen. Together with Nina Rose, who has a great knowledge of materials and craftsmanship, their joint brand was born. The main goal was to design the furniture pieces they had always dreamed of but could never find anywhere. With their collections, the trio aims to spread French sophistication worldwide. A love of special places, an infinite curiosity about design, and a fascination for twentieth-century designers led to a beautiful collection in which many will find their liking. The collections are usually displayed at the gallery at 8 Rue Hérold in Paris, but the brand also often has its collections photographed in other inspiring places. The most recent shoot took place in the newest section of the Musée Bourdelle, Pierre, Nina and Augustin's favourite museum in Paris. Formerly the home and workshop of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the museum is a beautiful setting that allows the brand's collection to shine.
The pieces can stand alone or be combined with each other
Because the newest section, where the shoot took place, showcases Bourdelle's largest works, all the French brand's pieces immediately seem even more impressive and generous. Parisian style is beautifully reflected in the photos. Generous shapes are combined with rich colours, and comfort has been thought of as well. The sofas 190, 240, 280 and 370 were deliberately given simple names and, with their curved lines, are both an ode to Scandinavian design and the innovative work of French designers from the 1930s to 1960s. We also find inspiring designs in the chairs. The high-quality materials transform each piece into an absolute high-end item. The pieces are available in different sizes and can stand alone or be combined with each other. It is always interesting to see how an impressive collection interacts with its equally impressive surroundings. In the Musée Bourdelle, Pierre Augustin Rose's creative designs come off perfectly.
Images courtesy of Pierre Augustin Rose