BY EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX
Fascinating. An eye-catcher. The MILLE-FEUILLE drawer cabinet creates a spatial experience through colours. A unique creation for interiors, it is manufactured by hand in several complex stages. It is made of white oak in a matt painted finish and available in three heights, all with the same footprint: the smallest has 8 layers in 8 colours with 2 integrated drawers; the medium-sized version has 12 levels in 12 colours with 3 drawers, and the large MILLE-FEUILLE has 21 levels in 20 colours with 4 drawers – all in carefully selected combinations. Transforms entrance areas into private art galleries.
Forming space with colour is how Emmanuelle Moureaux describes the creative core of her work. She studied architecture at Bordeaux University before she moved to Tokyo in 1996. The company she opened there in 2003 has been known as “emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design” since 2009. The culture and architecture of the country in which she lives and works are her major sources of inspiration. Emmanuelle Moureaux gained international recognition for her colourful “shikiri” concept. This invented name, translated literally, means “to divide space using colours”. She has undertaken projects in frontage design, interior furnishing and exhibition stand design. Since 2008 she has also taught product design at the Tohoku University of Art & Design. For Schönbuch, Emmanuelle Moureaux has created MILLE-FEUILLE, a multi-coloured chest of drawers positioned on the undefined border between furniture and artwork. The LINE Limited Edition is her interpretation of the LINE wall-mounted wardrobe, a modern classic from Apartment 8 and a multicolour highlight in the set of 5 items.