Slovenian product and interior designer Nika Zupanc graduated with distinction from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2000. Since then she has gained a sterling reputation for a body of work that in her own words, "challenges the rational, sober and utilitarian by giving voice to the intuitive, eclectic and intimate". In 2015 she received the accolade of Elle "Woman of the Year" in her home country.
Nika's acclaimed collection for Sé, is an extraordinary range of pieces based around the loose theme of the Olympics and sports clubs, including the Trophy table lamp and the ingenious three-sided Olympia dressing table. The collection received the Editor's award for Best Furniture at the ICFF. Elsewhere, Nika has continued to build her portfolio to rising acclaim. A particularly well-loved piece of hers is the Lolita table lamp, produced by Dutch design brand Moooi, and in the last few years, Nika has become one of the most closely-watched designers at Milan Design Week: not just for her stand-alone products but also for her installations, including Love Me More, curated by Rossana Orlandi. She also made a Room of One's Own for Esprit Dior, and designed the atmospheric As Aperitivo bar in her home town Ljubljana - fantastic immersions into her design sensibility.
Nika's pieces carry an emotional charge as well as being exquisitely finished. There's a touch of theatre and Film Noir in her work, and somehow her pieces make the user feel like an actor. As for Nika, explanation is unnecessary. Her visual language comes from deep within and is about "communicating the things that cannot be told."
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)
Legs available in powder coated steel (any RAL K7 or Interpon colour)
Width 210cm, depth 95cm, height 135cm
Made in Europe
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