Jess Design + Robert Bronwasser

The new collection at Maison & Objet

Read 388 times
Jess Design + Robert Bronwasser
10/07/2018 - It was a few years ago that Jess Design first came into contact with Robert Bronwasser. The click between the two parties was immediate, leading to actual collaboration last year. Jess Design challenged Robert Bronwasser to develop a new collection. The first pieces resulting from this invitation will be presented at Maison & Objet in Paris, to be held between 7 and 11 September 2018.

The new line complements the company’s current collection but does have its own striking look and feel. “We needed something new and were looking for refreshing new ideas,” explains Maarten van de Goor, Director at Jess Design. “Over the past 25 years, Robert Bronwasser has developed to become a designer with an international reputation. His signature look very much appeals to us and fits well with Jess. The advantage for us is that he is not yet an established name in the furniture industry, which means that his designs for us are very exclusive.”
 
Robert Bronwasser adds: “Jess asked me to come up with designs that would broaden their collection and that were innovative. They wanted me to design a complete range of sofas, armchairs, chairs and tables that fit with Jess but that also push back the frontiers. It was a great challenge! I allowed myself to be inspired by pure materials that encapsulate a nonchalance and a robustness. I then added my own signature elements to them: friendly, rounded corners, clean lines, and a functional twist. The key to this collection is that you can sit on a piece of furniture in two different ways. This dual functionality aspect is something that has never been seen before. It means that the items of furniture can either be used separately or in combination with each other. This makes them great for domestic use but also perfect for hotel lobbies, restaurants and reception areas. This playful aspect very much defines the design, which is why we have called it Shuffle.”

“Working with Robert has been a joy and we are extremely pleased with the results,” comments Maarten. “We will be proudly presenting the first products of our cooperation at Maison & Objet in September, and also at the 100% Design Fair in London, which will take place between 19 and 22 September.”

Jess Design on Archiproducts.com
Leave a comment

Related news

Go to the next article
Jess teams up with Robert Bronwasser
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share on Tumblr Share on Pinterest