La Chance presents new furniture designs during Maison&Objet
Parisian furniture brand La Chance has unveiled a series of new additions to its collection, including a chunky bookcase and a side table that plays with perspective.
To coincide with the Maison&Objet 2020 furniture fair, La Chance hosted an exhibition in its Paris showroom, bringing products from its inaugural collections together with its latest offerings.
Among the most eye-catching of the new pieces is a collaboration with textile brand Metaphores.
The brand has applied bold patterned fabrics to the Planet chairs, designed by company co-founder Jean-Baptiste Souletie, as well as the X Ray daybed by French designer Alain Gilles.
Contrasting fabrics are combined in some cases, giving the seats a multitude of different personalities.
The newest product in the range is the Monument shelving system, an ash bookcase designed by emerging local studio Cocorico.
The design consists of two large, cross-shaped uprights, which support a pair of slender shelves. There are no visible fixings, giving the piece a uniform aesthetic.
Lc Chance has also launched the Rocky side – a sister to one of the brand's best-known pieces, the Rocky credenza created by Lebanese designer Charles Kalpakian.
While the original piece is a complex interplay of distorted cubes, the Rocky side comprises a single abstracted block. It can be turned in different directions to create varying perspectives.
Available in green or blue, the piece is designed to function as a coffee table, a side table or a bedside table.
The exhibition also includes the Sebastian Herkner-designed Salute coffee tables, which are available in travertine for the first time.
These tables, first launched in 2013, combine cylindrical supports with cantilevered circular surfaces.
Louise Breguet and Jean-Baptiste Souletie attracted a lot of attention when they launched La Chance in 2012, thanks to designs like the Tembo stool by Note Design Studio and the Float table by Luca Nichetto.
By combining art-deco influences with contemporary French forms, the brand has developed a distinct identity over the past eight years.
More recent additions to the brand's collection include Block, a chair designed by Jonas Lutz in 2019, which takes cues from brutalism.
Featuring blocky walnut armrests, it can be upholstered in wool or sheepskin.