Americans in Paris: Brandon Quattrone's & Mat Sanders' First Collection for Consort is One That's Storied
Few names evoke such timeless romanticism as Paris. The sights, scents, sounds (and stilettos) in layer upon fashionable layer clamoring just below the menagerie of balconies and topiaries.
Could there be a more storied setting for a newly imagined furniture collection? Well, yes, if you add the perfectly serendipitous discovery of a vintage flea market journal. Pages from history with time-traveled sketches and scribbles that would write the prologue for a stylishly new chapter.
Champs Élysées meets Santa Monica
Interior designers Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders of the celebrity design firm and shop, Consort brought the journal stateside to reimagine an avant blend of French Modernism’s simplistic lines and curves, and California’s iconically artful ease. The Consort Collection was born in LA bringing a whimsically chic twist (à la Tangle table) to the logic of pure forms.
Steely elements introduce cool contrast to the warmth of wood varieties like a Vermont bleached ash, white oak, and walnut (all sustainably sourced). Unexpected accent pieces play in hand-modeled plaster and cast resin, while marble is elegantly strong against metal. Case in point, the Otis Marble Dining Table in Nero Marquina atop a solid steel base. Every piece is a dynamic reflection of the story which inspired the collection.
The story of mix continues with velvets, linens and leathers, but also private label fabrics in trending hues like soft teals and blues..
Pictured L to R, top to bottom: Lolli Lounge Chair, Elliott Media Cabinet & Amour Settee, Bandeau Dining Chairs, Archer Wood Accent Tables - foreground. Photo credit: The Design Daily.
I think the world is kind of shifting in the way that people want to be able to put their touch on a product.
Forty four SKUs and counting (with lighting on the way), the entire Collection is fully customizable. Online 3D visualization makes it easy to see product and fabric choices, and provides options for those not utilizing a designer. Listen to the complete interview here.