'shatter'

sophie dries.

reaching out TO US from paris, france.


SHATTER CONSOLE IS AND designed by SOPHIE DRIES, and HANDMADE BY THE BRITISH WELDER AND CARPENTER MICHAEL MOORE.

SOPHIE DRIES ARCHITECT IS A PARIS BASED DESIGN STUDIO RUN BY THE ARCHITECT SOPHIE DRIES SINCE FALL 2014.  SHE HAS BEEN COLLABORATING FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH MULTIPLE LUXURY INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE OFFICES IN PARIS SUCH AS ATELIERS JEAN NOVEL PIERRE YOVANOVITCH, AND CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE. DRIES EXPOSES AND EXPLORES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RAW AND THE DELICATE, THE PRECIOUS AND THE PRIMITIVE, THE LUXURIOUS AND THE BARBARIAN. 

"THE ARCHITECT CREATES A PUN BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CRAFT TECHNIQUES AND CONTEMPORARY TREATMENT OF CLASSICAL MATERIALS (RAW STEEL, BROKEN MARBLE) WITH RADICAL FORMS, RETAINING THE CARE OF TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION. THE SHATTER CONSOLE IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS."

THE CONSOLE IS MADE OUT OF WHITE CALACATTA MARBLE, AND IS UNIQUE DUE TO ITS HAND BROKEN EDGES. THE COMBINATION OF THE RAW, NATURAL FEEL OF THE MARBLE TOP ALONGSIDE THE MINIMAL, BOLD PRESENCE OF THE GEOMETRIC BLACK STEEL FRAME BASE GOES HAND IN HAND AND CREATES A WELL-BALANCED RELATIONSHIP.