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Jean Nouvel, 2012

In 2012, about 20 years after the design of the first furniture in the Less series. UniFor and Jean Nouvel createci the new Lessless series, a set of even more abstract and mysterious objects.

Design Jean Nouvel, 2012

The concept and questions behind the project were the same. but the constant modification. research into every detail, and technological development, made the design of the Lessless totems achieve maximum abstraction.

"The Totem revolving cabinet has become progres­sively more slender, until its base has disappeared. lt has finally become the monolith that has haunted me in my designs."

(Jean Nouvel)


Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel was born in 1945 in Fumel, France. His approach to design comes from a need to create objects for his own architectures. This approach created the Less table which was produced by Molteni&C. for the headquarters of the Cartier Foundation. The Ateliers Jean Nouvel design activities reflect a desire to develop an "architectural design."

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Jean Nouvel

“The elementarity I seek has nothing to do with minimalism. Even when it goes in for a bare minimum of material, design is no less creative”

Jean Nouvel