After studying together at ENSAD Paris and graduating in 2013, Barbara Balland and Sébastien Tardif formed the duo Barbaseb and more recently the collective Furn based in Paris. Born from the combination of multiple skills, design, structural engineering, cabinetmaking, FURN is a creative studio that develops furniture, installations and products, stores, offices and residential projects. Through their partnership, they worked on various projects of product design, furniture or space design including for TakeCaire or windows for The Galeries Lafayette.
Each of Barbaseb project is designed for a sustainable and scalable use, aesthetic as it is functional, which lets the user create his own story with the product.
Concerned about the impact of design on the environment, they work more willingly with robust, natural materials, that ensure the cleanliness and longevity of their creations.
For TakeCaire, they experimented with Egyptian wood and glass, creating a series of turn rosewood tableware and a series of glassware with recycled blown glass. They also worked with copper associated to recycled paper maché to create a series of pendant lightings.
Both, Offering and Mainstay collections have been selected to the WHAT’S NEW? – SHARE by François Delclaux thematic space at Maison & Objet September 2019, where TakeCaire participates for the 1st time.