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French Fancies — Petite Friture & Hartô
From the unusual and enchanting to the fresh and contemporary, French brands Petite Friture & Hartô each offer unique qualities through functional and honest design.
Don't get us wrong — we love each and every new product that we welcome to the Nest.co.uk collection. However, there are always those particular pieces that do more than just capture our attention — those pieces that get us talking across the office and updating our endless wishlists. The most recent of these were, in fact, a selection of new additions from Petite Friture and Hartô, which are now available to purchase on our website.
Petite Friture – Spark your imagination
Winner of a Wallpaper* Design Award
Combining a simple form with exquisite detail, the Petite Friture Francis Wall Mirror manages to be bold yet understated at the same time. Inspired by the mesmerising effect created from pigments vanishing in water, this award-winning mirror is reminiscent of a watercolour painting or vivid hues on a makeup palette. Perfect for bringing a subtle touch of colour to a neutral space.
The beauty of this sofa is that not only is it modular in a functional aspect, but each component is visually distinctive from the next, making for a bold, geometric and striking design. Whether you wish to use the wooden side attachment as a table or a footrest, this highly-adaptable design can be transformed from a sofa into a daybed in seconds. The ideal retro-inspired statement piece for lounges, offices or bedrooms. Available in Brick/Coral, Dark Blue/Mustard and Grey.
Hartô – Beauty in colour
Crisp and contemporary, the Hartô Elise Coffee Table combines the old with the new with a sleek, modern form and a wooden table top inspired by traditional marquetry techniques. This unique coffee table can either be paired with the Hartô Zelie Side Table or used on its own, making for a strong feature on the centre of a rug or by the wall in the lounge. We especially love the Green Cameo version! Available in Green Cameo and Grey Cameo.
Many lighting designs bring the focus to the head or shade of the lamp, but the Hartô Elisabeth Floor Lamp is all about the stand. Thin and unusually-structured, the lacquered steel tube stand gives the lamp its playful and curious character, whilst maintaining a sense of elegance and sophistication. Perfect for bringing life to any room. Available in Lemon Yellow, Slate Grey and White.
If you’re wanting a rug that makes a big impact, then the Hartô Jane Rug is the perfect rug to consider. Hand-tufted from soft New Zealand wool, its thick and spongy texture makes you feel like you’re walking barefoot and helps to bring a sense of warmth to your room. The complementary crossover of colours on the Hartô Jane Rug will make a great contrast with softer tones in a neutral room or a bold statement paired with other vibrant colours. A certain showstopper!
With its soft aesthetic and subtle colour variations, the Hartô Simone Bookcase is a simple but effective choice for just about any room in the home. Its beauty lies in the structure, which is inspired by bamboo scaffolding predominately used in Asia. These simple elements help to give this timeless bookcase a distinctive edge — an edge that’s so typically Hartô. Available in Natural Oak and Faded Green.
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