Haos Steps Up Their Game With Seating Collection at Maison & Objet 2019
Sophie Gélinet and Cédric Gepner inaugurated their Paris studio, Haos, three years ago with a funky family of lamps. Neophytes no more, the couple moves beyond lighting via a seating-focused follow-up. “We started by venturing in a few different directions, but once we drew the bench, we knew that was the right path to follow,” Gélinet explains. Japanese architecture and Gallic midcentury design influenced their second collection. Those references flavor the made-to-order bench and stool, the cherry veneer base capped with glazed ceramic seats supporting optional cushions with cotton-linen or wool-blend covers. Chromed candleholders, which can be stacked magnetically, round out the mix.