Loro Piana collaborates with Charlotte Chesnais on Candle Holders – WWD

Loro Piana presents a limited edition of luxury chandeliers that could double as sculptural jewelery for the home. No wonder, as these exclusive objects were conceived in collaboration with French fashion and jewelery designer Charlotte Chesnais.

With his eponymous brand, Chesnais explores curved shapes that interact with the body and, likewise, the candle holders stand out for their sinuous geometries and versatility.

They are offered in three different models and in bronze, silver and gold. “I like the idea of ​​the same shape on different materials,” says Chesnais. “Like cakes, which can taste very different even if baked in the same pan.”

She explains that objects can look totally different if they are turned upside down or turned upside down. “I like this versatility, which I also look for with my jewelry designs.” In fact, she says her earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces can also exist as standalone designs.

In a bit of chance, a few months before Executive Director of Loro Piana Damien Bertrand approached Chesnais, he had established a “dream list” of brands he wanted to work with. “they clear I was on the list because I was looking for brands that added value to savoir faire, but I didn’t dare approach them”, he says humbly.

Bertrand, who joined Loro Piana in November of last year, allowed Chesnais to work freely on this project, he says.

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She attributes her approach to jewelry to the sculptural forms of the chandeliers. “My background is in ready-to-wear and when I started designing jewelry, I was struggling and didn’t feel so comfortable, so I started drawing in 3D since jewelry is not flat.”

Chesnais’ first piece dates back to when she was working as a ready-to-wear designer at Balenciaga with the then creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and conceived a multiple bracelet that played with proportions and could be stacked. He launched his eponymous jewelry brand in 2015.

Chesnais says she’s drawn to designing objects for everyday use, whether it’s a spoon, a glass or a teapot. “They are useful but they have to be beautiful at the same time.”

Loro Piana candle holders will be on display for the first time at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 from December 1-3. On that occasion, they will be available for sale at the Loro Piana boutique in Miami. They can then be purchased through personal orders globally.

Chesnais will travel to Miami and expresses his pleasure to attend the event for the first time. “I am trying to get closer to the world of art, I have been attracted to the artistic dimension for a long time, but I did not want to go [to Art Basel] without a specific reason.”

A mother of three, she also works as a consulting designer for APC, Paco Rabanne and Uniqlo, with a focus on accessories, shoes, bags and jewelry.

Two years ago, Chesnais opened its first store in Paris, France, on Rue d’Alger, and in late November or early December it will open a second store in the French capital, located on Boulevard Saint-Germain. His jewelry collections are also available at stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Le Bon Marché.

they clear has been evolving its interior and home collections. In June, the Italian luxury brand presented its new furniture designed by Raphael Navot during Milan Design Week.

The first design was the Palm Duet chaise longue launched in 2021, made with the cashfur fabric of they clear Interiors.

Now the new collection includes sofas, daybeds, armchairs, stools, a side table, a coffee table and an ottoman.

Loro Piana, which is controlled by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, opened a flagship store in Milan, Italy, last spring that was conceived for the public to experience the brand’s furniture, textiles and accessories. The store is located in the new Loro Piana headquarters in Cortile della Seta.

The flagship follows the global growth of Loro Piana Interiors, which was launched in 2006 and whose core business was the business-to-business market.

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