I Want to Be a Magician

Edited by: Roberta De Monte roberta.demonte@positive-magazine.com

Design by: Laurent Muller

Where: London

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni

When I grow up, I want to be a magician. Who, among us, has not thought at least once about it? The French designer Laurent Muller, after two years of research and meetings with shamans and philosophers, has almost succeeded and gave birth to his new collection, Alchemy.

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Inspired by the study of alchemy, Muller has pioneered new forms based on esoteric shapes, refined proportions and sacred numbers, creating contemporary furniture that are actually sculptures that hide centuries of dreams and aspirations.

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The layers of gold and silver, the fluidity of the glass and the endless journey of reflections embody the pursuit of a fulfilling life, the desire to capture the immaterial and the hope of discovering the enigmatic power of life. Through the use of pure lines and materials such as steel, stainless steel, brass and glass, Muller tried to erase the boundary between art and design.

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“Every piece of Alchemy is a magical tale, full of symbols of ancient wisdom, transmitted through time, cultures and continents” these are his words that describe a collection of 50 pieces, including tables, chairs, coffee tables, sofas, chests of drawers and shelves.

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Laurent Muller graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, but now he lives and works in London. His work is influenced by the tradition of the Arts Décoratifs and designers such as Jean-Michel Frank and Jacques Adnet, Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé.

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