Joseph Dirand



Alvar Table, 2015
Alvar Table, 2015
oiled smoked eucalyptus wood
73 x 360 x 140 cm
28.74 x 141.73 x 55.12 in
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Alvar Table, 2018
Alvar Table, 2018
ashed oak
73 x 360 x 140 cm
28.74 x 141.73 x 55.12 in
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Alvar Table, 2018
Alvar Table, 2018
american walnut
73 x 360 x 140 cm
28.74 x 141.73 x 55.12 in
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Chandigarh Desk, 2015
Chandigarh Desk, 2015
black elm burr
72 x 270 x 190 cm
28.3 x 106.3 x 74.8 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Openwork Cabinet, 2015
Openwork Cabinet, 2015
bronze with Rodin black patina
180 x 130 x 50 cm
70.9 x 51.2 x 19.7 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Silver Coffee Table, 2015
Silver Coffee Table, 2015
copper old silver patina
35 x 190 x 148 cm
13.8 x 74.8 x 58.3 in.
Edition of 20 ex + 4 EA
Copper Coffee Table, 2013
Copper Coffee Table, 2013
patinated copper
35 x 190 x 148 cm
13.8 x 74.8 x 58.3 in.
Edition of 20 ex + 4 EA
Iseo Coffee Table, 2015
Iseo Coffee Table, 2015
ceppo stone
35 x 190 x 150 cm
13.8 x 74.8 x 59 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Modulor, 2015
Modulor, 2015
ceppo stone
85 x 137 x 38 cm
33.5 x 53.9 x 15 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Colonne, 2015
Colonne, 2015
Grand Antique marble
85,5 x 37 x 37 cm
21.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA
Lampe Totem Spirit, 2015
Lampe Totem Spirit, 2015
aluminium
169 x 30 x 30 cm
66.5 x 11.8 x 11.8 in.
Edition of 8 ex + 4 EA



French, born in 1974 in Paris
Lives and works in Paris

 


Trained as an architect, Joseph Dirand is an interior designer who draws his inspiration from modernist architecture. Across numerous projects, Dirand unfolds his talent for discreetly quoting and paying tribute to the figures he admires: Le Corbusier, John Pawson, Peter Zumthor, Carlo Scarpa, Eero Saarinen. Nothing is random, nothing superfluous, nothing excessive; Dirand’s interiors, as well as his designs, embody his intransigency towards sobriety, efficiency and elegance.

Working according to the principles advocated by the Union des Artistes Modernes in 1929 —architecture that includes interior and furniture in an overall project— Joseph Dirand went against the grain in his collection for Pierre-Marie Giraud. He tackles furniture as self-standing objects. Deprived of a given context of existence or preconceived environment, each design is given a strong personality and a solemn monumentality. Dirand’s pieces hold an aura similar to that of large architecture: an affective force generated by the tension of the materials, the physical presence, the narratives they embed.
Dirand works closely with the finest craftspeople, allowing for a wide versatility in the choices of material marble, copper, stone, precious woods, and bronze - all backed-up by the insistent excellency of their implementation.