The ONYX sofa is a 3-metre long seat made of carbon fibre and Volvic volcanic lava stone. It is the first in a line of made to measure furniture.
Separated by means of a sharp straight cut, Volvic stone has spent thousands of years filtering the water for its aquifer, before being hand carved and married to hi-tech carbon fibre with its very structured and technical texture; its shapes precisely adjusted to the volcanic stone.
The ONYX sofa is the illustration of a series of unique pieces of furniture, made to measure, to suit the choice, origin and personality of the customer, but which always respects a common idea : the union, via a pronounced clear cut, between hyper-technological materials – carbon fibre, glass fibre, aluminium,…- and raw and natural materials - rock, wood, stone.
Designer: Pierre Gimbergues
- Made to measure - Unique model of a 4 seat sofa
- L 328 cm x l 82 cm x H 90 cm
- To be determined
- Carbon Fiber and Volvic volcanic lava stone
- 135 000 €
- Other units /models
- On request at firstname.lastname@example.org
A collection of 3d printed lighting fixtures sits suspended between the unique ONYX chandelier and the series of identical NewspaperWood lamps.
For Cathal Loughnane, the Head of PEUGEOT DESIGN LAB:
“Peugeot has amassed over the last 200+ years a wealth of knowledge not only in the mass production of a diverse range of products but also in the creation of ultra-exclusive one off concept cars. This 3D printed lighting project started life as an experiment by Peugeot Design Lab to see what would happen if we mixed the concept technologies applied to the ONYX chandelier and the mass production technologies of the NewspaperWood lamps. The objective being to see if we could combine the exclusivity and unique forms of a concept product with the accessibility of a mass production lamp”
NewspaperWood is manufactured from recycled newspapers each textured ring being not a year of a trees growth but a page of the day’s newspaper.
In 2014 Peugeot Design Lab printed 20,000 newspapers for their Milan Design Week show, at the end of the week the 3 000 remaining newspapers were recycled into a block of NewspaperWood, the waste of the 2014 show thus became a primary material in the creation of the products for the 2015 show.
The Peugeot Design Lab NewspaperWood envelops a rich copper shade that is connected to a sculpted white porcelain prototype lamp.
In 2012, PEUGEOT unveiled its ONYX trio, Superbike Supertrike & a Supercar whose innovative bodywork is made of carbon fibre and copper, its pure cabin made of felt and NewspaperWood, the vehicle is powered by a 600 hp hybrid drive train. This supercar, which associates the latest technologies with natural raw materials, found in 2014 its static partner in the ONYX sofa, a 3-metre long seat made of carbon fibre and Volvic volcanic lava stone.
Presented for the first time at the 2014 Milan Design Week, the ONYX sofa is the first piece in a made to measure furniture collection.
The ONYX chandelier is the second piece in Peugeot Design Lab’s collection of custom made furniture. The ONYX furniture range seeks to explore the concept of: unique pieces of furniture, made to measure, to suit the choice, origin and personality of the customer, but which always respects a common idea: the union, via a pronounced clear cut, between hyper-technological materials and raw and natural materials.
Descending elegantly from the ceiling the tips of the 3m chandelier almost touch the ground. A rare and unique piece of Indonesian Banyan wood is seamless blended with the latest 3D printing technology to produce the ONYX chandelier. The opposing natures of these two materials are brought into sharp contrast by PEUGEOTs signature “sharp cut”.Peugeot Design Lab’s designers worked with our automotive lighting partners at OSRAM to specifically tailor a set of adjustable LED sources for the...