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Brief Published: 2 Apr 2014

Milan 2014 Preview: Peugeot Design Lab

Onyx Sofa by Peugeot Design Lab

Nature is juxtaposed with high-tech in the Onyx Sofa from France-based Peugeot Design Lab. It's a three-metre long hybrid form made from carbon fibre and 11,000-year-old volcanic lava stone. The piece is the first in a line of made-to-measure furniture from the studio and will make its debut at Milan Design Week (April 7 to 13). 

A feat of technological design, the two opposing materials meet with a prominent slanted edge – reminiscent of the strong angular lines of Peugeot Design Lab’s 2012 Milan project, Onyx Hybrid Concept Car.

This meeting of opposing materials and processes brings together the ideas behind two of our A/W 15-16 Design Directions – Unearth and React. The hewn monolithic quality of the lava stone relates to the natural splendour of raw materials of Unearth. We see the essence of React in the highly engineered approach to form that call us to question expectations and perceptions.

Look out for more coverage of Milan Design Week coming soon.