La Chance brings a contemporary flourish to art deco furniture in New York

View of La Chance pieces at the Matter showroom in New York. There is a green seat with a back made up of three sections, a blue and off-white coloured rug, a black abstract shelving unit with a white and gold lamp on top and two dark coloured tables with round copper tops. The walls are off-white coloured with stone sections, there are three framed images on the wall and the ceiling is arched
French design company La Chance’s wares are currently on view in an exhibition at the New York showroom of Matter – now the exclusive purveyor of the brand in the city
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Design manufacturer La Chance was founded by Louise Breguet and Jean-Baptiste Souletie during Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 2012, with the goal of bringing together emerging and established designers to explore contemporary interpretations of the art deco movement. 'The brand is about warm, uninhibited luxury,' explains Breguet. 'It aims to break away from cold, impersonal and conceptual designs.' Its latest collection is currently on view in an exhibition at Matter’s showroom in New York, which is now the exclusive purveyor of the brand in the city.

The installation features a wide range of furniture, lighting and accessories, including new releases by designers such as Guillaume Delvigne, Jonah Takagi and Alain Gilles alongside some of the brand’s signature pieces, like Charles Kalpakian’s off-kilter 'Rocky' credenza and Note Design Studio’s playful (and unexpectedly comfortable) stool made of four wooden cylinders held together by a metal ring.

View of three black, white and dark green marble 'Salute' tables with round black and copper tops pictured against a light grey background

'Salute' tables, by Sebastian Herkner

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All the products are united by an emphasis on 'noble' materials; each piece is made from carefully sourced solid wood, marble, metal, cork, blown glass and leather, which are treated with a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Delvigne’s sculptural 'Toy' vase, for example, combines blown glass, industrial flat glass and a hand-painting technique to create a unique overlay of patterns and colour combinations.

Other notable releases include Takagi’s 'MeWoMa' dining table, a totemic construction made of stacked metal, wood and marble, and Gilles’ 'Xray' sofa, a design that highlights its steel frame through a graphic prime colour treatment. These new additions continue La Chance’s tradition of juxtaposing delicate structural frameworks with heavier components to create bold visual statements that still clearly outline their functions.

View of the 'Jeeves' valet - a black and brown wooden hook style piece pictured against a light grey background

La Chance was founded with the goal of bringing together emerging and established designers to explore contemporary interpretations of the art deco movement. Pictured: 'Jeeves' valet, designed by Tolila and Gilliland

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View of multiple round 'Pli' trays in silver and black, green and white marble colours against a white background

The installation features a wide range of furniture, lighting and accessories including new releases by designers such as Beaverhausen (detail of 'Pli' trays, pictured), Guillaume Delvigne, Jonah Takagi, and Alain Gilles

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Two side-by-side photos of the 'Toy' blown glass vase - one version of the vase features pink glass and a dark green glass disc and the second version features orange glass and a blue glass disc. Both vases also have lines and rings in their design

Delvigne’s sculptural 'Toy' vase combines blown glass, industrial flat glass and a hand-painting technique to create a unique overlay of patterns and colour combinations

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View of the 'MeWoMa' dining table featuring a marble top and light wood and dark green metal base pictured against a light grey background

Other notable releases include Takagi’s 'MeWoMa' dining table, a totemic construction made of stacked metal, wood and marble

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View of the brown 'Xray' sofa which has a blue and red steel frame pictured against a light grey background

Gilles’ 'Xray' sofa (pictured) highlights its steel frame through a graphic prime colour treatment

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INFORMATION

For more information, visit the La Chance website (opens in new tab) and the Matter website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Matter
405 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

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