Naturoscopie- Nature Inspired Designs

Naturoscopie- Nature Inspired Designs

At Design Miami/Basel, then in Paris as of September 8th, Galerie BSL presents ‘Naturoscopie,’ a collection of limited edition pieces created especially for this event by the French designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.

With this work, the designer is resolutely committed to go beyond a literal transcription of nature to rekindle the impressions and sensations that we all feel in facing certain natural phenomena. In this collection, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance puts into perspective an idea of nature which is not imitated or represented, but is rather harnessed, sensed and recreated.

Here, the function of the design object (to light, to place, to reflect…) is infused with a primary emotional imprint, that of nature when the sunlight creeps through the foliage of a tree, when the sky changes with the wind, when the image of a sunset overwhelms the sensitive surface of our memories. Simplicity and universality are conveyed thanks to synthetic materials such as carbon fibre, fibreglass, plexiglas and polyamide, rather than natural materials, via the technology of LEDs and their digital programming rather than a gesture of Arte Povera. The organic shapes of the pieces, fluid yet structured, support and extend this sensory experience.

‘Naturoscopie’ is above all reminiscence, a personal, as well as universal, Proust’s Madeleine. Design asserts itself as a vector of impressions, an image developer, a receptacle and a transmitter of emotions.

“There are moments, days, during which it is possible,

so to speak by surprise, to capture fragments of everyday life

which correspond exactly with the reality of our sensations.”

Carlo Mollino



Naturoscopie I, 2012


Carbon fibre, paint and soft touch varnish, aluminium honeycomb, copper

H/200 x L/230 x W/50 cm

Signed and numbered pieces

Galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP


Naturoscopie II, 2012


Stainless steel, fibreglass, mirrors, paint and soft touch varnish, matte finish or gloss finish light diffusing plexiglas, LEDs

Signed and numbered pieces

Two versions regarding the light diffusing plexiglas: matte finish or gloss finish

Galerie BSL edition of 8 + 4 AP for each version