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Furniture With Roots in Bauhaus


Luminaire is pleased to host the North American debut of Alternative by prolific Spanish designer and architect Joan Lao. Rejecting artifice in favor of simplicity, Alternative comes from a design outlook where furniture goes beyond decorative elements to arrive at a life concept concerned with balance and harmony. The objects that comprise the line are meant to be enjoyed with all five senses and are intended to convey a sense of well-being. Incorporating the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi, a theory that embraces the beauty found in the natural variations of materials and surface textures, the pieces that comprise Alternative integrate various finishes including veneers applied with a special scratching technique, organic pigments, stone, steel, oak and leather. Additionally, Lao makes use of a specialized, resistant lacquer that maintains natural surfaces, but provides exceptional durability. via


modular sideboard composition

leather sofavital

wall mounted composition

metal frame sidetable