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Alexandre de Berny

This September, Marc de Berny is launching two new collections: Sparkks designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, & Munira designed by Francis Sultana. These two collections celebrate the renaissance of the De Berny name, once a renowned furniture house at Chateau de Berny in the 19th century, which now as its own brand takes the stage in 2013 as Marc de Berny.


MARC BONNET De BERNY

MARC BONNET De BERNY

Biography

Fondateur Marc de Berny: The rebirth of European excellence

After studying philosophy and literature, Marc launched himself into a range of trades developing expertise in diverse fields: by turn archaeologist, model, novelist, restaurant owner, collector and tuner of English sports cars. Following a chance meeting in 1998, he discovered what was to become his passion: the world of creating and manufacturing furniture. Until 2004 Marc directed the venerable Moissonnier workshops, which manufacture classical French furniture. Marc developed this into a leading business and brand identity, now known and recognised worldwide for the quality of its manufacturing and its bold chromatic statements. From 2005, he would lead the development of Collection Pierre in close collaboration with John Hutton and Jean-Louis Deniot, whilst distributing the Ensemble London collection internationally. Based in London and Paris, Marc de Berny is, in Europe, creating for interior architects and designers worldwide, items, which “furnish” their clients’ private residences and luxury hotels. MARC BONNET DE BERNY

Selection of recent credentials: Private residences (and which must remain so!) in Russia, France, Great Britain, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, United States Hotels, palaces and clubs: • Hôtel Prince de Galles in Paris, France • Grand Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria • Grace Spa Belgravia, London, UK • Private Hotel Les Grandes Alpes in Courchevel • Hôtel du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix

It was on discovering in 2011 in the family archives the history of furniture manufacturing at château de Berny that a revelation came upon him: to ensure the rebirth of the ancestral name Marc would launch a brand, Marc de Berny. A new name on the global stage, this brand would have Marc’s creative vision and his wealth of expertise in furniture design and manufacturing after 15 years of experience in furnishing luxury hotels and residences. From the history of the château to Marc’s personal journey in the fashion of a true Renaissance man, the brand Marc de Berny moves through history and into the future with new collections by Jean-Louis Deniot and Francis Sultana. The ‘Sparkks’ and ‘Munira’ collections will be launched as part of the London Design Festival in September 2013.

I created Marc de Berny in tribute to my maternal ancestors, cabinet makers of renown, whose tradition thrived at the Château de Berny in Fresnes from the XVIIIth to the end of the XIXth century when a fire halted the legacy. Since 2012 I have devoted myself to the rebirth of the name, forgotten until now, but which had left its mark on the history of decorative arts. The rebirth of the De Berny name is also happening at the Hôtel de Berny, a museum of decorative arts, which will open in 2015. This structure was gifted by my ancestor Gérard de Berny (senator, aesthete and collector). Rooted in legacy and history, Marc de Berny renews the great tradition of craftsmen who made the worldwide impact of Europe in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries: at the time there were no frontiers for creative work and the best cabinet makers and manufacturers were recruited from all European countries on the basis of their talents and expertise. In this spirit, Marc de Berny revives the family name with a unified vision of design and manufacturing, combining talents of Londoner and Parisian designers with the oldest traditions and most advanced techniques of manufacturing to furnish private residences and luxury hotels around the world.


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

Biography

The SPARKKS Collection

Training : In 2000, with his diploma from the Ecole Camondo in hand and without hesitation, Jean-­‐Louis Deniot launches Cabinet Jean-­‐Louis Deniot with an office on Rue Vaneau in Paris. Two years later, along with sister Virginie, his office expands to Rue de l’Université and then finally settles in on Rue de Verneuil. Cabinet Jean-­‐Louis Deniot currently employs a team of fifteen people. Inspiration : Even if Jean-­‐Louis sees himself as being quite eclectic in his design choices, one immediately notices his refined taste upon seeing the references portrayed in his projects. He often cites the designs of Adolph Loos for “exactness”, Dorothy Draper for “the theatrical side to her design”, Renzo Mongiardino for his “collector’s spirit”, and Peter Marino for “couture-­‐style luxury”. One might find that this is a diverse mix of style but over the years, these illustrious names have shared the same concept of design. This concept is synonymous with architectural environments, refinements, and a love for noble materials and objects...a part of the scene that is not at all displeasing to Jean-­‐Louis Deniot. Style : “My style is full of history and references coming from many different periods. I like emblematic interiors, full of archetypical furniture which one could consider ‘New or Cool Classical’. This ranges from Neoclassical to the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s etc. The decors are never literal or featuring typical period rooms, but eclectic and very architectural, with mixed influences, and always focusing on the highest level of quality possible. I don’t do pure contempo rary as in my mind, it has no soul. I need to have history in my work!” Even though he is capable of designing in any style, be it the French Directoire period or contemporary, Jean-­‐Louis Deniot’s personal preference veers towards a neo-­‐classical style purified in the spirit of Jean-­‐Michel Frank. His adamant rigor allows him to emphasize the archi

This collection has been designed by JLD to evocate a sunny, positive, creative feeling throughout the line. An energic and enthusiastic collection including seating, tables, sides, lighting: a great variation of sunny, lively, playful and newness in silhouettes. Inspired by vintage architecture, the ‘’Sparkks collection’’ will suit many various chic environments and worldly decors. Richness and effervescence of all finishes, with shiny brass, antique bronze, high gloss lacquer, gold leaf over forged iron, smoked oak. Sparkks collection represents the passion and high visions for creative and illuminated interiors, manufactured by talented handcraft.


FRANCIS SULTANA

FRANCIS SULTANA

Biography

MUNIRA collection

Maltese-born furniture designer and interior decorator, Francis Sultana, is following up his highly successful collections, Homage to the Art Deco and Yana, with The Munira, a special collection designed for the French furniture company Marc de Berny launching this September during the London Design Festival. While still drawing on Sultana’s love of noble materials, fine craftsmanship and luxurious finishes, The Munira collection echoes the elegance of the 1920s and mainly consists of cabinetry, tables, upholstery & lighting with a contemporary vision of the Parisian sophistication with a hint of the ‘Afrique’. In 2012, Francis Sultana was officially appointed Artistic Director of David Gill Galleries. Francis oversees the creative direction of David Gill’s recently opened new gallery in King Street which he has also designed as well as Gill’s other exhibition space in Vauxhall. In October 2013 during Frieze and PAD London, Sultana will present the second edition of ‘Brioni Art & Design curated by Francis Sultana’, following on from last year’s successful collaboration with Italian fashion brand Brioni. Francis Sultana will once again transform the Brioni store, a Georgian townhouse located at 32 Bruton Street W1, into a contemporary gentleman’s salon. The main retail areas of the first and second floor and the VIP dressing room will be reinterpreted with furniture meticulously chosen from Sultana’s eponymous lines alongside bold statement furniture from leading international designers and contemporary artists. In addition, Sultana chairs the Patrons Committee of the Design Fund, established for the benefit of the V&A Museum. Now in its third year, the Design Fund raises money with which the museum can purchase contemporary design – the latest acquisitions will be displayed at the museum during this year’s London Design Festival.Sultana is also a member of the London Volunteers Board for children’s charity NSPCC and has been for years the creative lead on the design and production of the Arts Ball, a landmark event. The theme of next year’s Art Ball will be Neo Romantics following on previous events such as the Pop Art Ball in 2013 and the Surrealist Ball in 2012. Sultana is now endeavoring to produce a visually stunning event together with supporting to raise over 3.5 million pounds raised from the last two balls combined. His own interior design studio and showroom, now almost four years old, continues to attract high calibre clients from around the world, with current projects in London, Mougins, Monte Carlo, St Moritz, New York and Aspen – each one personally overseen by Sultana.

The Munira collection consists of cabinetry, tables, upholstery, & lighting - as in Francis Sultana’s past collections where bronze features prominently, thedesigner has crafted a new texture which comes up in all of the pieces. Cabinetry covered in parchment but not in the classical sense; to give acontemporary edge to the parchment it is in a high gloss, that paired with the chiselled wood and bronze gives these pieces Francis Sultana’s signature tailored styling. When I thought of a furniture house in the true French style, my inspiration should be that of the late 40s and 50s Paris style, even with a hint of the “style Afrique” as they called it in Paris. With the upholstered pieces for the presentation I have mixed classical linen with hand woven African-inspired patterns.’ The pieces echo the elegance of the 1920s yet transpire to the 40s and 50s with memories of the French styling but are Francis Sultana’s look and a truly sophisticated collection for Marc de Berny.


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

FRANCIS SULTANA

FRANCIS SULTANA

The SPARKKS Collection

The MUNIRA collection

The MUNIRA collection

MUNIRA & SPARKKS: Collections in Capitals Jean-Louis Deniot and Francis Sultana: one Parisian, one Londoner, two histories, two traditions, but both cosmopolitan, both young, talented and brilliant, spreading throughout the world their inmost visions of interiors where elegance, chic, well-being and comfort always respond to two demands: the spirit of places and the expectations of their inhabitants. These collections build upon the tradition of the great XXth century Interior Designer Decorators using noble materials (lost-wax bronzes, brass, patent parchment, polished lacquer-ware, “gouged wood�, hand-woven silks) and traditional assembling, but they introduce here the use of modern techniques and components (resins, glass fibres, vacuum-cast bronze, iron castings, glazes and brass cut by digital technology) in order to make possible the expression of these luminous designs, both soft and radiant, which could not technically have come into being a few decades ago. Marc de Berny is proud to be able to create a new body of work by these designers, young masters of the Decorative Arts. These two collections bring together avant-garde variations and classical reinterpretations. The look and styling of these two new collections fuse the traditions of the past with the technology of the future for the look and spirit of the now.


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection

JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection

JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection


JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection

JEAN LOUIS DENIOT

The SPARKKS Collection


FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection


FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection

FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection


FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection

FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection


FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection

FRANCIS SULTANA

The MUNIRA Collection


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