Ateliers J&J at Maison&Objet
Ateliers J&J is showing its outdoor and lounge chairs at Maison&Objet for the first time, as part of Belgium Is Design.
A selection of playful yet sturdy furniture by the Belgium design and manufacturing studio Ateliers J&J is now on show at two exhibitions in Paris.
Their already popular Jardin collection, comprising outdoor furniture for homes and hotels, will be the focus at Maison&Objet until January 24. This is Ateliers J&J’s first show at Maison&Objet and forms part of Belgium is Design (WBDM), an initiative that promotes Belgium design internationally. Products, including chairs and shelves from their Jardin / Neolitika, Gamme 01 and Gamme 02 ranges also feature at the No Season showroom in central Paris until the end of February.
Initiated in 2012 by two self-taught craftsmen – Jean Angelats and Jonathan Renou – Ateliers J&J designs and produces furniture that is beautiful, strong and affordable. “We try first to solve problems before thinking of personal aesthetics. Furniture is and has to be dismantle-able and light,” says Angelats.
Resembling the colourful swings and climbing apparatus found on a playground, their robust tubular steel and wood furniture are all designed and made in the duo’s Brussels workshop using only locally-sourced raw materials.