Blend/Design: Christophe de la Fontaine
Distinct and uncomplicated with a fine and reduced structure – the new Blend series by designer Christophe de la Fontaine focuses on the bare essentials: sensual material, subtle structures and only six different items. Together, they form a series of light and airy showpieces that make our wish for haptically unique, virtually ethereal works for every day come true, freeing of us of unnecessary burdens thanks to their multifunctional concept. All pieces in the collection feature a subtle relief. This fine corrugation follows a classical design, tapering out at the top, running in opposition in two dimensions and superimposed on thin shards in three dimensions. The result is a modern short set that joins a wide variety of demands, trends and dining cultures with ease.
Christophe de la Fontaine (*1976) studied sculpture at the Lycée des Arts et Métiers in Luxembourg and industrial design at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Before founding his own design office, he directed the design studio of Patricia Urquiola in Milan from 2003 to 2009. Together with his wife Aylin, since 2012 he also runs the think tank Dante - Good and Bads. His designs for Rosenthal include the award-winning Format collection and the Nightingale table lamp.