Kaki Kroener is an autodidact, an independent spirit who lays claim to a many-sided personality.
She began working in fashion in the 70s, for Dior, but soon abandoned her career as a haute couture model to work as a stylist for Fiorucci, who invited her to join their Milan studio. Milan was a hotbed for all the creative movements of the day, and she stayed there for several years, training, meeting people, and opening up to other forms of artistic expression. It was there that she moved from fashion to design. With her gift of unlimited imagination, Kaki Kroener blends with rare talent and assured taste, places, periods, forms, materials and objects. Over the years, she has designed a furniture collection combining different materials: lacquer, glass and hammered metal, favouring the form of the curve in a spirit that is luxurious, feminine and poetic. For Pouenat, she updated classic chandeliers and encouraged Henri Pouenat to re-produce pieces from the 1970s.
Pouenat Ferronnier was founded in 1880, in Auvergne, France. It started out crafting wrought iron artistic creations and metalwork for buildings. The company then decided to apply its know-how to the development and production of furniture and rapidly evolved into a proper furniture and lighting editor. Today, some of the most talented interior designers create for Pouenat: Tristan Auer, François Champsaur, Gilles & Boissier or, more recently, Charles Zana. This specificity is Pouenat’s cornerstone: collections are designed by interior designers for their peers. Whether standard or bespoke, the products are always hand-made in France. Today, Pouenat keeps on accompanying ornamental projects. Committed to excellence, the company is regularly commissioned to work on various prestigious projects such as the Plazza Athénée in Paris, the Balmain and Dior boutiques and even the Château de Versailles. In 2009, the “Living Heritage Company” (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, or EPV) label, awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment recognizes and confirms the excellence and rarity of its know-how.
Structure in polished hand-hammered brass with brushed varnish, seat in (COM) fabric or leather or faux fur
Width 134cm, depth 73cm, height 86cm
Made in France
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