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Jean Nouvel, 2007

SKiN is a quintessential example of how to use materials mindfully. This utopia-like, suspended, sculptural object evokes both the ancient and the innovative through its tubular pretensioned steel, leather upholstery and self-modelling geometric incisions.

Design Jean Nouvel, 2007

It is the mark of a great architect, but also a small technological revolution, created out of the experience of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris in 2006.

“The SKiN collection, consisting of an armchair and a sofa, takes shape with time and use. Leather contributes to this process too”

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2008 Red Dot Design Award “Best of the Best”
2008 ADI Index (I)
2008 ELLE DECOR, Design Award, (Intl.)


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