I recently met a furniture artist in Paris who designed a very interesting collection of accent pieces.
Lava stone stools / coffee tables and Wood and statuary Marble stools / coffee tables.
Stephane Parmentier started his career in fashion business. After having worked for Lanvin, Hervé Léger and Karl Lagerfeld, he has been director of the women’s ready-to-wear section for Givenchy and artistic director for Montana while launching his own line under his name. In 2005, in Paris, Tools Galerie shows his collection named « Petites architectures ». He is presently preparing for Christofle a collection « Maison »
In 2010, Stéphane Parmentier creates the “Lava” collection: a series of stools in Volvic stone, a dark black lava, well-known for its use in the making of the cathedral of Clermont Ferrand in the Auvergne region. The stools were conceived as hybrid objects that can be used as occasional tables, bedsides or simply stools. Their forms were inspired by the architecture of the airports from the 70’s (control towers, satellites of Roissy airport) gathering two domains that inspired the designer throughout his carreer: architecture and aviation.