When two of France’s most innovative design houses join forces, the result is sure to be something truly spectacular. Combining their creativity and passion for home interiors, Schmidt and Christian Lacroix Maison have collaborated to produce Print in Algae Bloom Pearl, a decorative finish that can be mixed and matched with existing Schmidt ranges, seen here with Loft, to create the ultimate in a bespoke interior full of flair and flamboyance.
With its contemporary and dreamlike baroque style, Algae Bloom Pearl celebrates the harmonious combination of precious metals and marine flora. Bold, daring and original, this 3D printed finish features fresh and vibrant colour, pattern and print with a palette of sophisticated and subtle colours and luxurious metallic touches throughout. The Schmidt Loft palette of colours, which can be teamed with Algae Bloom Pearl, includes Celest, Clay, Green Tea, Navy, Stardust and Nano Sencha. Print can also be used in other rooms for an invigorating refresh to bedrooms, dressing areas, bathrooms, home offices and living spaces.
Whether adorning a selection of wall units or a column, the 3D printed finish of Algae Bloom Pearl brings a splash of bold, vibrant colour to this hub of the home. Daringly decorative, this room scheme combines Print with Loft in Blanc Laque Micron and ceramic worksurfaces in Marquina for sleek, seamless contrast. The central island is functional and practical, perfect for entertaining family and friends while its extension with glass end panel creates a dining area with a suspended effect. Added features include deep and wide pan drawers for extra storage and stunning gold handles, which co-ordinate beautifully with the golden mixer tap on the integrated sink.
Sacha Walckhoff, Creative Director at Christian Lacroix, explains the origins of the new collection, “Christian Lacroix was founded in 1987 and since then has been enchanting the fashion world with its haute couture designs. Ten years ago, we decided to enter the home decoration sector with the creation of the Christian Lacroix Maison entity, focusing on designs for soft furnishings, wallpaper, decorative accessories and tableware collections. We are now joining forces with another great French company, Schmidt, to bring Algae Bloom, an ideal finish for dressing rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, reflecting the home design concept of the Schmidt brand.”
Anne Leitzgen, CEO of Schmidt, explains how the partnership works, “Created over sixty years ago by a family of craftspeople and founded by my grandfather, Schmidt is now France’s leading manufacturer and Europe’s number one network for bespoke furniture, with six factories in France and Germany. This expertise in living solutions and consumer-centric approach is summed up in the words ‘Home Design’, which express our philosophy. Today, through our partnership with the French style and fashion icon Christian Lacroix, we are providing the most beautiful illustration of this desire to transform our homes into well-being spaces offering a perfect fusion of aesthetics and functionality.”
Print in Algae Bloom Pearl is perfectly designed for the kitchen and it can also be integrated into the rest of the home too. Adapting to every bespoke interior, it can be used in the bedroom, dressing room, living area and bedroom. Its digitally printed finish and lace-like coral patterns add finesse and depth to all decors while the playful print brightens up any living space.
Schmidt kitchens start from £10,000 including delivery and fitting
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