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Christophe Delcourt

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Minotti
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Christophe Delcourt

BIOGRAPHY

Christophe Delcourt

Christophe Delcourt

Christophe Delcourt is a name that began to circulate among the French design crowd at the end of the 1990s. There are good reasons why the debut of this young designer did not go unnoticed.

Not only is he entirely self-taught, but his early design projects are the work of his own hands.

Later in his career, Delcourt decided to entrust the production side of his work to others but his across-the-board debut reveals a temperament unlike that of other designers.

He soon tried his hand at designing furnishing accessories.

“A key juncture was my acquaintance with a craftsman specialized in wrought iron work and his cabinet-maker brother”, he recalls.

“Working alongside them, I learned the techniques of the craft and how meticulous attention to detail in the production process could magnify the value of an object. There was a core truth in the equation between purity of purpose and the quality of perception of the object”.

Thus, tables, chairs and lamps come to navigate the boundaries of an extremely explicit and honest universe. Wood and steel lend vitality to objects whose apparent simplicity of form inevitably conceals flawless mastery of craftsmanship.

Delcourt’s style finds its full expression in this exquisite balance between purity of design, sophistication of materials and impeccable execution.

The course of Delcourt, designer and businessman, seems to have been clearly marked from the outset.

Before long, Delcourt felt the urge to take on new and different challenges.

Thus begin his partnerships with other manufacturers, both large and small, in France and further afield.

“I like to work with other companies to explore new directions with them and, above all, to avoid repetition of familiar themes. I believe that my job as a designer is to express an honest point of view with regard to known production techniques and to introduce technical solutions, materials, colors and other features no matter what methods — artisan or industrial — are used to make them. Indeed, contrary to some popular opinions, I do not feel that industrialization is necessarily synonymous with simplification”.

The career of Christophe Delcourt as a discriminating and committed designer seems to be clearly defined, as is his ongoing quest for perfection and his ability to challenge even his own convictions and limitations, while growth remains the constant.

“There are materials with which I would never have thought of working in the past and objects I never thought I would one day be designing. But the more I forge ahead in this profession, the more enthusiastic I become about these encounters and exchanges that open the door to new possibilities”.

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Fil Noir

Fil Noir

Minotti / Christophe Delcourt

The Fil Noir chairs take their name from thread – an unmistakable sign of continuity. The thread, or tube, that actually makes up the body and substance of the chair – not only outlines i... More

Fil Noir Dining

Fil Noir Dining

Minotti / Christophe Delcourt

The Fil Noir little armchair has the same elegant design and enveloping shape as the eponymous armchair. A little armchair that beautifully blends formal elegance and great comfort, thanks to its met... More

Lou Dining Table

Lou Dining Table

Minotti / Christophe Delcourt

Powerfully expressive, this family of tables and coffee tables draws inspiration from the fluid, organic shapes of tree trunks, true sculptures produced by nature. A masterful technique of high-end... More

Lou Sideboard

Lou Sideboard

Minotti / Christophe Delcourt

The sinuous shapes that set the Lou collection apart are revisited in the design of the horizontal sideboard, designed as the perfect companion to the table. The fine art of cabinetmaking is evide... More

Noor coffee table

Noor coffee table

Minotti / Christophe Delcourt

The sculptural shape of the Noor coffee table is grounded in the choice of a material with the plasticity of ceramics. It is made using an ancient, hand-crafted technique that lends each piece a uniqu... More

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