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Constantin Laan

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker
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Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 623067084
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When furniture meets art

  • • Kostia works with other artisans to create his furniture
  • • He always works with ecological awareness
  • • He believes that tradition is 'a springboard to creating something new'

His studio can be described as a cabinet of curiosities, a place dedicated to creating furniture that's more sculptural than functional. Here, Constantin Laan – or Kostia, as he is known – can be found either sketching, building models or executing the final touches on a unique piece of furniture. He uses various materials including bronze, wood and lacquer, and each piece tells a story inspired by a mix of symbols, references and emotions. The result is an object that straddles the border between furniture and art. Kostia's name, studio and background are all equally intriguing. His roots are an unlikely mix: Russian, Corsican, Belgian with some Flemish and Dutch ancestry. Perhaps it is this rich heritage that accounts for his philosophy: nothing is impossible.

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Works

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Scales sideboard, series of 8 + 4EA

Kostia designs refined, contemporary pieces of furniture using modern shapes and noble materials. This oak sideboard for the dining room subtly incorporates four doors and three drawers. The sides are clad in gold leaf in a textured fish-scale pattern outlined by patinated brass inlays. A slab of antique black marble forms the top, while the K-shaped supports are patinated brass.

Height 84 cm
Length 210 cm
Width 45 cm

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker
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Hydrangea sideboard, series of 8 + 4EA

The patinated bronze legs of this elegant oak sideboard are shaped like stems and leaves linking the hydrangea flowers worked in marquetry. The piece is finished with a half-gloss varnish. Kostia’s contemporary designs are inspired by plant life and are crafted in noble materials.

Height 88 cm
Length 240 cm
Width 50 cm

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker
Photo: © H. Lewandowski
Humidor

The patinated bronze legs of this elegant oak sideboard are shaped like stems and leaves linking the hydrangea flowers worked in marquetry. The piece is finished with a half-gloss varnish. Kostia’s contemporary designs are inspired by plant life and are crafted in noble materials.

Height 20.5 cm
Length 53 cm
Width 32 cm

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker
Photo: © H. Lewandowski
Mica bedside tables, series of 8 + 4EA

The exterior surfaces of this pair of bedside tables were entirely covered in gold leaf, with strips of patinated brass along the edges. The front of the drawers is inlaid with a design in mica. These tables are made to order in several different sizes.

Height 83 cm
Length 52 cm
Width 41 cm

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker
Photo: © H. Lewandowski
Dragon screen

For the panels of this room divider, the natural grain of dragon wood was enhanced with a high gloss varnish. Each panel was framed with patinated brass.

Height 204 cm
Length 75 cm

Constantin Laan Cabinetmaker

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