French designer Sam Baron brings an easy elegance to outdoor furniture in his collaboration with Dior Maison. The collection, encompassing a chair, armchair and round and square tables, nod to Dior design codes in a symbolic surfeit of references.

The curved forms of the French-made chair rethink the oval silhouette of the classic medallion chair, a motif common to both French art de vivre and Dior itself, recentrly reinterpreted by Philippe Starck during Salone del Mobile 2022. Crafted from green metal, they are set to become ubiquitous, appearing at The Pâtisserie at 30 Avenue Montaigne and in Dior cafés worldwide, as well as being available in store.

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It marks the latest creative partnership for Baron, who rethinks traditional symbols in his work. Intertwining historicity with contemporary design, Baron’s creative direction and design consultancy creates both physical and digital projects.

In the past, he has partnered with those including Dior, Pierre Frey Mobilier, Guirland, Jardim Botânico, Bitossi and La Redoute. This new collection builds on past collaborations with Dior, including 2020’s ‘Blé’ Cruise collection, composed of delicately drawn glass candle holders, vase, decanter and domes.

Dior outdoor furniture by Sam Baron
Photography: Kristen Pelou

Universally acclaimed for his designs - he was named as one of Philippe Starck’s ten designers of the decade as well as receiving the "Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris" in the design category during the 2010 edition of Maison & Objet - Baron is a natural choice to work with Dior Maison. These new pieces stay faithful to the eclectic designs which characterise Dior Maison’s collections, in a homage to Christian Dior’s mantra: ‘Living in a house that doesn’t suit you is a little bit like wearing someone else’s clothes.’ §

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