Green Borghese Sofa, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance

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Borghese is a light sofa inspiredby the stone pines of the Villa Borghese gardens in Roma.The metal structure reproduces the network of branches and supports the back cushions,the whole draws a comfortable landscape.

Color scale: Borghese is available in a selection of colors chosen by the designer, used either in a single colour version, or as a combination of four colors

Dimensions, volume and weight
Height 33,5inches
Length 74 inches
Width 32,7inches
Weight 143 lbs

Materials and construction: Black grained mat lacquered steel structure. High density polyurethane foam. Upolstery 100% wool.

Not wishing to simply produce or be rational about a product, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance prefers that each of his projects has its own unique scenario, nourished without distinction between uses, forms, materials or aesthetics. For him, curves and straight lines, sensuality and strictness interact in confrontations that are conducive to create meaning and awaken our senses. Through his desire to breath life into both the objects and spaces he designs, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance views each project as an organic form that will grow over time with its user, almost like a natural element that can Challenge human order or disorder.

Originally, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance was a sculptor, preoccupied with each work he created by a story and intimate link with nature that he felt the need to retranscribe by using his hands. But soon the idea of stirring emotions in others by creating useful forms became an evident path for someone who loves the beautiful as much as the functional and harmony as much as social responsibility. So he turned to design.

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance often compares his approach to tsubo niwa, the tiny garden at the centre of a traditional Japanese house. Like an organic pulse in a profession dedicated to meeting the demands of an industry, a market or a specific client, he is as ready to design objects with inspired lines for manufacturers (Bernhardt Design, Ceccotti Collezioni, Cinna, Ligne Roset, La Chance, Petite Friture, Tacchini, Zanotta.) as he is to imagine harmonious living areas (Senderens, Air France Lounges, Ciel de Paris, Meurice Oenotheque, Transumance Chalet, #Cloud Paris lounge) or even to define a product image or showcase for a famous brand (Paco Rabanne, YSL Beauty, Perrier-Jouët,).

Thus in 2015 Montblanc associated its name with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, entrusting him with the architectural plans of the company’s 500 boutiques worldwide.

His unique approach has led him to conceive exceptional objects that have been presented in the Pierre bergere gallery in Brussels and the BSL gallery in Paris. He has participated in prestigious events like the AD Interiors exhibition at Paris’ Musée des Arts Decoratifs in 2013 and more recently, the AD collections exhibition, also in Paris.

His creative meanderings have led him to initiate a collaboration with the Neal Feay workshop in the United States and also to work with two royal factories in France: Mobilier National (National Furniture) and the Manufacture de Sevres (ceramics). The latter two endeavors combine his contemporary vision of design with the finely-honed skills of master craftsmen that were used in the 18th century.

His approach has been acclaimed by the French and international press and he has received many prizes including NeoCon Silver 2016 for his Modern Family collection for Bernhardt Design, the 2015 Via Label, the 2014 Janus business prize for the Air France Salons, the GQ Best Designer prize in 2012, the prestigious Red Dot prize for Best Product in 2011 and both the Elle Decoration International Design Prize and Wallpaper Design Award in 2009.

With his innate fondness for Art Nouveau, he relies not only on the universal character of nature to impose shapes that make sense but believes that the idea of a total, multidisciplinary art is vital for contemporary creation.



École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Furniture Department, Paris
École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués, Metal Sculpture DMA, Paris

Interior design


Lobby and amenity spaces areas for two 50 story apartment buildings in Jersey City / New York for Ironstate development, delivery 2018

Private appartment in Soho NYC, in collaboration with Selldorf Architects, delivery may 2017

Study for a site layout of a 13 ha private space in the Hamptons. Project's direction, land art, landscape design in collaboration with Bas Smets Architecture of 4 residential units, delivery 2018/2019


An e-lounge space located in a building of high standing offices (Paris)

New retail concept for Montblanc stores including Hamburg's flagship


"Le Cabinet Onirique", AD INTÉRIEURS exhibition - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Galerie Nef (Paris)


A private dining room for Château d’Yquem in the Parisian hotel “Le Meurice“
The “Megu” Japanese restaurant in the Alpina Grand Hotel (Gstaad -Switzerland)
“Le Ciel de Paris” restaurant on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower (Paris)
Air France Lounge business class, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal S4 (in partnership with Brandimage)


Interior design of a chalet, St Martin de Belleville (French Alps)


BSL Gallery, Paris 3rd district


Conception of the visual identity of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté store Stand


Hotel W, Marrakech -project cancelled – up to the Design Development Phase


Air France Lounge business class, Tokyo Airport

Maya Bar, Monaco

Brasserie Sénequier, Saint-Tropez


Déli-cieux, the terrace restaurant of the ‘Printemps maison’ department store, Paris


TAD concept Store – Via statuto Milan - Italy

Senderens, Restaurant, ex- Lucas Carton for Alain Senderens – 9, place de la madeleine, Paris


Layout design for a 11,000 sq.ft. private home

3rd Culture, fashion and accessory store, Imperial Hotel Guinza –Tokyo


Libresens, Cognac Bar for the Bertrand Group and Remy Martin, Paris


Sketch, Restaurant, Design and Interior Layout for the ‘West Bar -Gallery – East Bar - Eggs Toilets,’ London


Maoh, restaurant- ‘noodles’ Bar for the Bertrand Group, Neuilly-sur-Seine


Scenography for Café Scène and Scènes d'Intérieur Gallery, Maison & Objet, Halls 7 and 8, Paris-Nord Villepinte, january 2017

Scenography l'Eden for Perrier-Jouët during London Design Festival, Londres Scenography for Café Elle Déco and Scènes d'Intérieur Gallery, Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Paris-Nord Villepinte, january and september

Scenography for Scènes d'Intérieur et éditeurs, Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Paris-Nord Villepinte, january and september

Scenography Les Miroirs d'Eau, Scènes d'Intérieur, Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Paris-Nord Villepinte


Scenography for the Designers Days, theme ‘Identité(s)’ Showroom Poltrona Frau, Paris


Scenography for the Crystallized Stand – Swarovski Elements during the Maison et Objet fair, Paris-Nord Villepinte

Layout and scenography of Hall 5B, Scènes d’Intérieur, Paris-Nord Villepinte


Scenography for the Designers Days, theme ‘desire,’ Showroom Cassina, Paris


Stand for L’Oréal International Professional Hairdressing Products, Paris


Scenography for Designers Days, Galerie Moderno for Zanotta, 2003, Paris

Scenography of the exhibition "Evanescence", Showroom Zanotta, Milan


Creation of a table lamp for Kundalini (launch Euroluce Milan, april 2017)
Creation of a rechargeable lamp for Dior Maison
Creation of furnitures and lights for Zaozuo editor

Collection transversale "Folia" for the crystal manufacture Saint-Louis

"My Mia" Chair for Habitat
"Modern Family" collection for Bernhardt Design
"Cupidon" Side Table for Cinna
"Sellier" Sofa for Hermes Maison, presented at Milan Salon
"Mediterranea" Lamps for Petite Friture
"Transmissions" collection made with l'ARC of Mobilier National

"Colors" collection for Bernhardt Design
"Market" collection for Petite Friture
"Market" Chair for Petite Friture
"Estampe" collection for Cinna
"Harper" rocking Chair for Bernhardt Design
"Cinema" Sofa for Bernhardt Design
"Shelter" parlour Side Chair for Tacchini
"Arom" Armchair for Zanotta
"Le Noé" Knife for Perceval
"Ciel" Armchair for Tabisso
" Kiji" Side Table for Cinna
"Calanques" Low Tables for Cinna
"Inside World" Desk for Cinna


“Torii” armchair for Cinna

“Hybride” table for Cinna

“Aoyama” table for Cinna

“Market” chair for Petite Friture

“Fluid” lamp for Forestier


'Catherine’ armchair for Bernhardt Design

'Ammonite' shelf for Meta

'Naturoscopie' collection for Galerie Bsl: a shelf, four wall lamps, three ceiling fixtures, two coffee tables, a mirror, a table light

“Borghese” sofa for La Chance, new French editor

“Hybride” sofa for Cinna

“Bamby” chair for Marcel by

“Monk” coffee table for PleyeL

“Nuvola” armchair for Zanotta

“Baladeuse,” “East,” “Gloriette” lighting for Forestier


“Duales” tables for ST LUC

“Plis” rug for Chevalier Editions

“Omaggio” desk, “Niwa” coffee table and “Deriva” table for Ceccotti Collezioni

“Air Lux” chairs, “Mut” chair, “Benz” chairs, “Sign” table for Fasem

Participation in the Guzzini Food Design France event


‘Otto’ chair and ‘Quadro’ table for Ceccotti Collezioni

Armchair “Calla” for Zanotta

“Corvo” chair for Bernhardt Design

“Ottoman” sofa and armchair collection for Cinna

“Salam”, “Meida” and “Interstice” tables for Cinna

“Suite 207” rug for Chevalier Editions

Creation of the new women’s fragrance: Lady Million for Paco Rabanne parfums


18 carat “1 Million” briefcase for Paco Rabanne (in partnership with Fred Pinel)

“Derby” armchair for Zanotta Edizioni

“Stella” tables for Ceccotti Collezioni

“Hinterland – monolithes” vases for Anha

“Roseau” vases for Ligne Roset


Creation of “Confluences” rug for Chevalier Editions

Creation of Rémanence lamps for Baccarat

Creation of the new male fragrance: One Million for Paco Rabanne parfums

Creation of leather desk blotter for Longchamp during the ‘Tech and Design’ programme

Array of furniture for the Ceccotti Collezioni: "Buenanotte Valentina" bed,

"Estate" armchair, "Obi" table, "Beside you" pedestal table, "Luna" console


Sales Stand for L’Oréal Professionnel products.

Sunday Morning (desk) + Obi (table) /’Ceccotti Collezioni,’ unveiled during the

International Milan Furniture Fair

40 years of Corian / 40 Designers, creation of the ‘Down side up’ vase, unveiled during the International Milan Furniture Fair


Furniture and interior design for L’Oréal

‘Manta’ furniture collection for ‘Ceccotti Collezioni’


‘Dessouschic’ table and console for ‘Zanotta Edizioni’


Vases for ‘Marianne Guedin éditions’


‘Glow in’ lamp and ‘Éclipse’ tables in partnership with ‘Créa Diffusion’ Corian manufacturer

Limited editions


“Naturoscopie”: a collection of limited edition works presented by Galerie BSL at "Design Miami/Basel" in June and at Galerie BSL in Paris in September-December


"Marée noire au clair de lune": limited-edition works presented by the Pierre Bergé gallery,

Brussels Belgium

Personal and collective exhibitions


"Carte blanche", personal exhibition of the "Transmissions" collection, Galerie des Gobelins, Paris

"Design@Farnese", collective exhibition, with the Kinetic Table, Palais Farnese, Rome

Personal exhibition at Festival du Design Grand Paris D'Days, invited by la Manufacture de Sèvres to exhibit the Odyssey Table, Galerie de Sèvres, Paris

Collective exhibition, presentation of th e"Transmissions" collection during AD Collections at Hôtel de la Marine, Paris


Collective exhibition, "Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Thomas Erber", presentation of the Mangrove Table, Galerie Molière, Paris

Collective exhibition "So Paper et procédés Chenel", Ateliers Chenel, Vanves


Individual "Passage 2006-2012" exhibition at Sivera Wagram showroom , Paris 17eme

"Connexions" exhibition: 6 years of collaboration with Ceccotti collezioni during the furniture fair in April, Ceccotti showroom, Milan


Individual "Marée noire au clair de lune" exhibition at the Pierre Bergé gallery, Brussels, Belgium


Vipp- customization of a ‘Vipp waste bin’ for the benefit of Handicap International, Silvera showroom, Paris


Tokyo Designers Block, ‘everything is in everything,’ video, sound and smell exhibition, Tokyo

Forum diffusion, Designers days 2004, Corian, Five senses, one material, Paris


Expérimenta Design, VIA, Design France: Innovation and inspiration, Lisbon

BETC, placenta design, Paris


- Le Design du pouvoir, l'Atelier de Recherche et de Création du Mobilier National - éditions Mare & Martin - Collection Transmissions

- Come on ! What is the future of Design, Top 40 French Creatives, auteur Yen Kien Hang
- - PCA éditions – E-Lounge

- Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Thomas Erber - Imprimerie du Marais, Pochette IPad avec St Loup et Table Mangrove

- Mountain Modern, Contemporary Homes in High Places - éditions Thames & Hudson - Chalet La Transhumance

- Paris Designers and their interiors - éditions Luster - Maison principale de Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

- Space Plus - éditions sandu - Ciel de Paris

- Living in Style - editions te Neues - Chalet La Transhumance

- House Design – A&C Publishing Co., Ltd éditions – Chalet La Transhumance

- Senequier – Verlhac éditions - Sénequier

-Design and Litterature –Norma éditions

-Box Circa 40_2 – Fiera Milano editore

-Contemporary World Interiors - Phaidon press - Sketch

-Wallpaper City Guide Paris - Phaidon - Senderens

-Wallpaper City Guide Londres - Phaidon press - Sketch

-Bars + Bares, Designer & Design - H Kliczowski publishing - Sketch

-Cool restaurants London – TeNeus publishing - Sketch

-Restaurant Design – DAAB publishing – Sketch

-Les plus beaux restaurants du monde, design & architecture – Pyramid publishing.

Customization Options

Color scale : Borghese is available in a selection of colors chosen by the designer, used either in a single colour version, or as a combination of 4 colors. The Steel can be either in black or white. Dimensions: Two versions are available: H 85, L188, W 83 cm Long: H 85, L248, W 76 cm
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance (Designer)
Production Type
Current Production
Production Time
Available Now
Of the Period
Organic Modern
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
33.46 in. H x 74.02 in. W x 32.68 in. D
85 cm H x 188 cm W x 83 cm D
Dealer Location
Paris, France
Number of Items
Reference Number
Galerie Philia Furniture
11 Rue Bailly
Paris 75003
+33 975188359
1stdibs Dealer since 2015 Located in Paris, FR
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