In 2023, Objekto is celebrating its 19th anniversary. Though it is one of the leading new French manufacturers, one that has shaken up the creative world, this maker has remained unshakeably true to its original intentions: to select and manufacture objects by creators rather than designers. Items that possess added emotional value, made to withstand the passage of time and the fickleness of fashion.
In nineteen years, Objekto has formed a collection of truly timeless pieces. This alone proves the pertinence of the choices made collectively by the brand’s three founders: Guillaume Leman, Benoît Halbronn and his brother, Matthieu Halbronn.
These “object hunters” continue to travel to the four corners of the earth seeking exceptional discoveries, but also to deepen the relations established with the creators who contributed to their international success.
Today distributed by a network of more than 200 resellers worldwide, Objekto generates 60% of its sales outside the European Union.
A COLLECTOR’S COLLECTION
Objekto has created a collection of long-standing successes and bestsellers.
Remaining on the sidelines of frenzied trends, the brand has always sought out creations with strong identities which, for the most part, are not the works of designers, but of architects, cabinetmakers, artists, graphic designers or engineers. Creative spirits with a different perspective on objects, who envision them with long life and lasting use in mind.
This legacy-oriented approach combines the poetics of line with quality of use and materials, all consummated in the creation of timeless archetypes: a universalism found in the maker’s very name, Objekto, meaning “object” in Esperanto.
A SELECTIVE MANUFACTURER
Objekto has worked for eighteen years with the same network of artisans and European companies, giving the manufacture control over every product, down to every detail.
Steel that is cast specifically to create exclusive shades and dimensions, woven cotton, custom-tanned leather… each material is unique to Objekto in both finish and craftsmanship, all directly overseen by the brand.
All materials are 100% from Europe. Objekto is focusing on quality, function and comfort with a responsible, sustainable and low environmental impact approach.
The company is established in Aix-en-Provence, in front of the Saint Victoire mountain so often painted by Paul Cezanne. It’s in this area that Objekto found a 200 years old stable and decided to restore it in a contemporary way while keeping this old bulding all it’s antic charm. You are welcome, please visit us.
OBJEKTO’S SELECTION FOR HABITAT VALENCIA 2023
NEW PAULISTANO OUTDOOR WITH RECYCLED «HERITAGE» SUNBRELLA™ FABRICS
Objekto is very proud to introduce a new outdoor version of the Paulistano Armchair, designed by the famous Brazilian Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
The new Paulistano outdoor is the result of a collaboration between Objekto and Sunbrella. Objekto selected the «Heritage» Sunbrella fabrics to produce the new outdoor cover.
Heritage is made of 50% recycled acrylic fibers and delivers the same performance for which the Sunbrella fabrics are known: water repellent, resistant to fading caused by prolonged exposure to UV rays, Heritage fabrics are also stain resistant, and offer comfort and softness that make them as pleasing to the eye as they are to the touch.
The new Paulistano Outdoor Sunbrella is available with a black or white powder coated frame and a choice of 10 colors of overs.
Since 2005 Objekto is the exclusive worldwide publisher of Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Among other awards, he was honored by the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion in 2016.
In our catalogue you can discover the Brazilian architect masterpiece: the Paulistano chair, designed in 1957 for the Club Athletico Paulistano in Sao Paulo.
The constructivist concept of the frame, made up from a single bended solid steel bar, and its cover procure to this armchair an esthetical lightness and an incomparable comfort.
PAULISTANO OFFICE CHAIR
Today, the Paulistano chair is available in different versions: Paulistano / Paulistano Outdoor / Paulistano Office Chair / Paulistano Mesh
The Paulistano chair is part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.
Materials: Phosphated carbon steel / polished stainless steel / powder coated carbon steel ( black or white ) – solid bar Ø 19mm – full grain vegetable tanned leather / waterproof, rot proof and stain-proof 100% cotton canvas or mesh
Paulistano armchair – (l) 70cm x (d) 70cm x (h) 82cm Paulistano OC – (l) 74cm x (d) 70cm x (h) 89-100cm
Designed by Brazilian designer Fernando Jaeger, these bar and counter-height stools bring a satisfying curve to a wide seat that generously padded for lasting comfort.
Powder coated carbon steel – solid bar Ø 12mm – full grain chrome tanned leather
Bar stool (l)52cm x (d) 40cm x (h) 76cm Counter stool (l) 52cm x (d) 40cm x (h) 66cm
Eclipse from Maurício Klabin is manufactured from a single plastic band rolled up on it, the structure can be manipulated to change the form and the orientation of the light. The metal arches are equipped with small plastic parts making possible to uphold the lamp in various positions.
The Eclipse lamp is part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.
Eclipse lamp is now available in floor version, 50% bigger than the table version. This new version gives even more scope to fascinating and timeless creation.
Polyethylene – polypropylene – powder coated carbon steel – 220V – E27 – in compliance with EC standards
Table lamp (h) 36cm x (Ø) 32cm – wire (L) 170cm Floor lamp (h) 50cm x (Ø) 43cm – wire (L) 170cm
TIPI ACCENT TABLES
Tipi reinterprets the traditional typology of the nomadic side table, refining its constitutive elements. Its lightness and comfortable handle allows you to bring it along your daily moves. The removable top tray comes in wood or marble versions. As a bedside table, a coffee table, nearby a sofa or on a terrace, Tipi suits well in private homes as well as public spaces. It’s subtle, precise and light, concretely useful.
Powder coated carbon steel – solid bar Ø 12mm – oak, smocked oak, marble
Tipi high (h) 52cm x (Ø) 42cm Tipi low (h) 37cm x (Ø) 42cm
PEGLEV ARMCHAIR & ROCKING CHAIR
With a simple and modern elegance, the Peglev leather and solid wood armchair is a creation of the designer Michel Arnoult, one of the precursors of dismountable furniture. Iconic, the Peglev is made of simple shapes and curves in high quality materials.
The full grain vegetable leather pieces stretched over a beautiful and resistant solid wood structure give this armchair an iconic and singular silhouette.
Oak or Walnut – full grain vegetable tanned leather
PegLev armchair – (l) 62cm x (d) 72cm x (h) 72cm PegLev rocing-Chair – (l) 62cm x (d) 72cm x (h) 75cm