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Material Library – Every month, Goodmoods investigates a material of the moment with Plendi by Vinci Construction, entreprise générale spécialisée dans les réalisations d’exception qui jongle avec les matériaux rares et savoir-faire singuliers.
Patinated, satin, glossy, wet, coloured… In 2021, lacquer, as perfect as ever, plays on several registers. Its shiny effects and precious finishes are once again celebrated in the creation of more colours and shades than ever before. Lacquer is being reworked by the new guard of designers and interior architects: Joris Poggioli, Sandra Benhamou, Fabrizio Casiraghi, Spotti Milano… Drawing on different periods and influences, they are all re-establishing the singular character of lacquer in contemporary interiors. Make way for « Laquemania ».
Asia as a starting point
Lacquer where you least expect it
The design avant-garde pays tribute to the ancestral and artisanal cradle of lacquer by recreating decors from Asia and the East remixed with a monochrome lacquer that is more brilliant than ever. Among them: Fabrizio Casiraghi or Spotti Milano are evolving the technique by integrating it where it is not expected, in the kitchen with singular wall panels or on majestic sculptural pieces that bring architecture, engineering and design into dialogue.
A tribute also paid by the Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine with its new Miss Wong collection. Among the furniture and precious objects in the series, lacquer, as perfect as ever, is available in matt, sand or sepia on round trays, stools and storage bins in glossy shades halfway between old and new.
Chubby & glossy
Lacquer is used alongside chubby and tubular shapes to better reveal its glossy, almost wet finishes. On Joris Poggioli’s Euphrosyne console, on Pietro Russo’s Hide and Seek shelf and on Nanda Vigo’s Storet chest of drawers for Acerbis, lacquer retweets the 1970s and 1990s with modernity and authenticity (inspirations decoded in the Trendbook Rétro-Fantaisie 2022/23).
The return of the primary red and green
The designers create pieces with sharp lines and meticulous finishes as if cast in a mould. In these « block » creations, the classic red and green primary colours are back in fashion, notably in the pieces by Francesco Balzano and Gaël Camu, which bring the sophisticated-refined style of the 1970s back into the home.
Designers are maximising shine and handling colour with tact to revive and exalt the preciousness of lacquer. Joris Poggioli, Louise Liljencrantz, Sandra Benhamou, India Mahdavi… The cream of contemporary design blurs the boundaries between eras by mixing the muted elegance of the 1970s with the exuberance of Art Deco.