Lebeau Wood Table
Lebeau Wood table by Patrick Jouin is an evolution of the iconic and innovative Lebeau table. While the original’s dimensions and outline are maintained, solid wood becomes the material of choice for the base. Employing six hours, the intricate construction process harnesses the skills of Cassina’s carpenters, who oversee every stage of the process, to the potential provided by the latest and most innovative machinery. The base, on which sits the table-top, is composed of 22 staves derived from solid curved ashwood, slotted into two “crowns”, at top and bottom.
The outcome is a stunning table, its personality rejuvenated, a veritable symbol of the extraordinary design and manufacturing excellence of Cassina’s craftsmen.
Patrick Jouin, born in Nantes in 1967, is a designer whose creativity finds an expression in industrial design for the decorative arts. After receiving his diploma at Ensci-les Ateliers in 1992, he began a short collaboration with a company producing television sets, under the artistic direction of Philippe Starck, in whose studio he went on to work until 1999. Jouin’s collaborations with famous French chef Alain Ducasse brought him into the international limelight. Jouin designed the interiors and furnishings of restaurants in Paris and New York.
With the top manufacturers, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi, Puiforcat, JC Decaux or Fermob, and for exceptional projects, Patrick found a place in the landscape of international design where few know how to evolve with both ease and strength as he does. Patrick Jouin's career and his design agency, Patrick Jouin ID, were consecrated by a monographic exhibition at Centre Pompidou in 2009. They were also honored with the Compasso d'Oro in 2011. Many of his creations are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the "Solid" collection at MOMA, which in 2004 was the first series of real-size furniture made by 3D printing technology. Patrick Jouin is also involved in interior design projects with his partner Sanjit Manku, within the agency Jouin Manku founded in 2006.