Designed in 1932.
Downy-soft armchairs, woven straw sun-shaped coffee tables, spherical nickel-plated brass desk lamps—these are just a few of the iconic, early 20th century breakthrough designs being reissued among Ecart International products. The original designers are a who’s who of important names whose signature pieces can now bring grace and beauty to your home or office, like Mariano Fortuny, Eileen Gray, and Adolphe Chanaux. Contemporary designers have joined their ranks, creating bespoke furnishings to be custom crafted by the top manufacturing firms in France. All are dedicated to preserving the living heritage of French craft and industrial arts, and now you can participate in this tradition by owning the end products of their labor.
Bruno Moinard founded his agency in 1995, bringing together about 20 collaborators on 50 projects around the world. Today the brand has offices in multiple international cities. He has worked closely with Andree Putman at Ecart International for more than 15 years, collaborating on many of her most important projects, such as the Morgans Hotel. According to the designer, he particularly enjoys working with clients who know what they want and do not change their mind. In an interview with Cote Maison, he gave the following design advice: “Do simple things, use few materials, move furniture and concentrate attention on two or three details that will make you forget the unsightly warts.”