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The Particules Sideboard Introduces an Unfamiliar Formal Drama

 - Jan 26, 2012
References: roche-bobois
A dining room is typically fitted with the most sophisticated furnishings in the house, with an emphasis on clean lines, smooth surfaces and an overall refined rationality. The Particules Sideboard brings something quite different to the table with its remarkably irregular shape and its chaotic geometries.

Antoine Laymond designed this eccentric piece for Roche Bobois, fit for the living rooms and eating areas of anyone interested in more theatrical decorum. But, to lessen the perplexing impression of this buffet, the crooked quality is more or less aesthetic.

A pane of pristinely cut glass is placed across the top of the jutting cabinetry corners, taking a totally level position to accommodate stacks of priceless china. One would also assume that the Particules Sideboard's contorted cupboards are equipped with straight horizontal shelving inside.