Alexandra Champalimaud and Charles Burnand Design Studio have collaborated on the Champalimaud Capsule Collection, a sleek and sensuous grouping of table, pendant, and settee.
“Drawing inspiration from the volume and graciousness of North American glaciers,” the collection is unified around subtly undulating shapes. Each piece expresses a softness, an ever-so-slight rounding of edges, that unmistakably recalls the contours of slowly melting ice.
The stunner of the grouping is the Lacuna Coffee Table. A surprising syncopation of Murano glass and silver-plated bronze, Lacuna captures the mysterious transformation of glacial ice into icy water, this wondrous process of emergence and flux.
Both the Herron Settee and Tana Pendant are apt accompaniments. The former cradles bespoke cream-colored hand-woven boucle in a shell of black mica, while the latter offers a curvaceous effusion of cast bronze shadowing illuminated alabaster orbs.
The Champalimaud Capsule Collection debuted last month at The Salon Art + Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory. To find out more, see Champalimaud Design.