Founded in 2010, "Design by Ini" is the independent design studio of designer Ini Archibong. Archibong's work is characterised by a deep interest in craftsmanship and integrity to his chosen material. His work draws from architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions. As a son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, and a resident of the US, Singapore and Switzerland, his diverse personal and professional background underlines his design ethic and ethos.
Working intimately with a variety of materials including glass, marble and leather, Ini's practice is informed by the inherent properties unique to these materials. As a result, leading houses such as La Montre Hermès, de Sede, Ruinart, Christofle, Bernhardt Design and Herman Miller have consulted his expertise in design and brand strategies.
His work has been exhibited globally at design events and in galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, Triode in Paris, and the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan, amongst others.
Archibong graduated from the Art Center College of Design and ÉCAL and has previously been an ICFF Studio and Best of Neocon Award winner. He currently lives and works in Switzerland.
When Sé began in 2007, director and founder Pavlo Schtakleff had a goal - to reclaim the glamour and quality of 20th century furniture and to become a dynamic and innovative presence in the world of contemporary luxury design. Sé's vision was to invite some of the world's best design talent to produce collections, akin to an art gallery or a couture house, the ultimate object being to build a catalogue of highly-crafted and beautifully-finished objects, made of the finest, noble materials, by the best craftspeople in Europe. With timeless forms, a curvaceous aesthetic and a spirit of play, Sé pieces are now feted for their characterful, sculptural profiles, and their ability to captivate the senses.
Under Sé's stewardship, each designer brings their own sensibility and character, while harnessing a personality, polish and sheer sense of finish that is undeniably Sé: all the pieces are sensual, tactile and cerebral, inviting the gaze and the touch as well as engaging the mind.
Headquartered in London and fabricated across Europe to the highest technical standards, Sé aims to make furniture that not only delights, but that will also become tomorrow's heirlooms.
Frame upholstered in a choice of leathers or fabrics, or in customer's own material or leather (COM or COL)
Base in brass. Piping detail in fabric or brass.
Width 235cm, depth 121cm, height 98cm
Made in Europe
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