This elegant console plays on the proportions between the extremely thin bronze legs and the heavy eggshell top. Reda Amalou purposefully chose a traditional craft from Asia with the eggshell lacquer in amber shades.
The eggshell lacquer is a precious and delicate finish. In order to obtain the fine white cracked effect, real duck egg shells are used. They are washed and cleaned, baked to extract all dampness and then broken up in small pieces. They are then sieved to select fragments of the same size. Each fragment is delicately laid, with the help of tweezers, on a fresh coat of lacquer to form a mosaic or to create the required pattern. It is sanded down and lacquered with 18 to 21 coats of clear lacquer to obtain a perfect smooth surface. Depending on the desired finish, the lacquers are clear, amber or black. For darker coloured egg shell, it is obtained through the roasting of the shells to create subtle shades of browns.
Proud of his French and Algerian dual culture, Reda Amalou is a citizen of the world that feeds on the cultures that surround and surprise him. Born in Paris, he studied in London at East London University and worked for twenty years on numerous hotel projects in Asia with a strong ecological tropism. His combination of minimalism, elegance and sobriety expressed in curves and noble materials, deep lacquer, bronze, leather, gives a strong sense of luxury to his collection.