Anthony Guerrée for De La Espada

Anthony Guerrée for De La Espada New York Through Jan 2023

De La Espada’s first-ever collaboration with a French designer is an open collection that tells a story, one where astronomy and geometry meet. Inspired by the designer’s recurring dream of spending a starry night in Joshua Tree Park gazing up at the Summer Triangle asterism, Anthony Guerrée for De La Espada is a contemporary range of furniture characterized by its adaptability, functionality, and sculptural style.

 

Showcased in The Future Perfect’s New York gallery garden level, this ideal backdrop unveils the latest pieces from De La Espada that Guerrée has designed to convey emotion. These products celebrate craft in bold, sculptural forms and, like sculptures, are intended to be discovered from different angles. The debuting pieces comprise two opposing dining chairs, a dining table, a modular sofa, three auxiliary tables, and a fully-upholstered armchair. 

 

Anthony Guerrée is the first French designer to collaborate with De La Espada. Originally from Normandy, Guerrée’s furniture design combines traditional craft with an innovative vision inspired by his travels, personal interactions, and literary encounters. He graduated from École Boulle in Paris, where—since its foundation in 1886—young talents are schooled in the fine and applied arts and where craftsmanship plays a central role. Guerrée worked as a designer for Andrée Putman and Christophe Delcourt before setting up his own studio in 2020 and launching a collection inspired by Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu. In 2022, he was awarded France’s most prestigious design award, Le French Design 100, and his sculptural chair Verdurin entered the collections of the French Mobilier National. Most recently, at Paris Design Week 2022, Guerrée presented ‘Fragments’ in collaboration with M éditions at Fondation Le Corbusier.

 

The works of Anthony Guerrée for De La Espada will be on view in New York through January 6th.