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The designer’s preference for organic shapes readily translates as a standout modernist statement-piece.

The Borghese table, as the eponymous sofa, is inspired by the umbrella pines at the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome.

The characteristic network of branches is translated as a graphic steel framework supporting a trio of solid wood tops.



Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is a French designer working across a wide range of disciplines and materials to create a unified body of work with a narrative deeply rooted in nature. 

Born in the south of France in 1974, he followed the footsteps of his father, with an academic training in sculpture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, followed by a degree in furniture design from the renowned Les Arts Décoratifs.

Fueled by a rich creative background, Noé approaches design with an instinct and sensibility that gives form to projects ranging from architecture to furniture, interiors to bespoke, limited edition collections. His sculptural work showcases a respect for the past, combined with a simplicity of line and an honest desire to create pieces that last. 

Installed in Portugal since 2018, Noé splits his time in developing collectible design furniture, and launching an auto-edited project in Lisbon named Made in Situ (opening in 2020).


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The tables can be combined to create a larger composition and adapt to any space.

Each leg is made of lazer cut steel sheets. An artisan then bends each piece before he manually wield them together to create the intrigated network of branches.

A thermic treatment is applied to the structure to create the rich and slighlty grainy deep black finish.

All wooden surfaces are sanded to obtain a subtle 3 touch and visually strenghen the structure of the solid wood. The surface of the organic shaped oak tops are sanded to reinforce the grain of the wood, close to the touch of burnt wood for the black version.


December 2022, La Chance presented the Borghese coffee table marble version of Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance at the Villa Medici.


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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance also designed the Borghese sofa, a sculptural piece with organic shapes.

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