Appartement2 Debuts Minimalist Furnishing Collection Crafted Near Home
Four years ago, Caroline Grondin and Guillaume Avarguez leveraged their dual backgrounds in creative direction to cofound a product-design studio, Appartement2. The brand’s mission: to produce what Grondin and Avarguez describe as “minimalist, tropical” designs—conceived and entirely crafted in Réunion, the remote French island off the east coast of Africa they call home.
The pair’s debut collection, Banian, vivifies their thoughtful focus on premium local materials and structured lines. The nature-inspired series encompasses an armchair, a coffee table, a console, and a stool that balance mazelike metal frames with tops and seats in tamarind, a sultry wood sourced from island rainforests.