The Pion is a complete set of pieces. The queens and kings are represented by the dining and conference tables. Flexible enough to be used in a range of situations, from a meeting room to a restaurant or living room, they command attention wherever they are placed. Rooks, bishops and knights can all find their analogies within a legion of occasional tables. And yet, the humble pawn, the stool, should not be overlooked. Small and robust, its leather seat has been carefully tanned to match the colour of the lacquered base. Used in concert, or as separate pieces, the Pion adds a touch of brilliance to any scenario.
The finishes play with contrasts: a high gloss lacquered base can be combined with Emperador Gold marble, wood or leather in a carefully curated selection of configurations.
Black and grey tones mix with white mottling in a new Ochavo granite top, while white Ibiza marble with small grey veins is the other new finish for the successful and elegant Pion Petra. The thin-grain granite’s dark tones combine with the table base’s high gloss “sombra” lacquer colour. On the other hand, the marble’s brightness matches the ice finish of the base.
Ionna Vautrin worked with several prestigious companies upon graduation like shoemaker Camper and the acclaimed design studio Ronon & Erwan Bouroullec. Thereafter, she established her own studio, where she engaged with even more established brands around including Industreal, Lexon, Wallpaper, Foscarini, Moustache, Bosa and Sancal. She was also awarded the Grand Prize for a piece commissioned by the city of Paris in 2011. She continues to produce innovative works, rising up fast and prominent in French design.