Furniture since 2022 — This is the first collection of furniture created by Ann Demeulemeester with her long-term partner and artistic collaborator Patrick Robyn. It is the expansion of a unique world that the two have been creating together for decades. Their furniture stays true to the duo’s characteristic aesthetic vocabulary. As with all of their previous work, a light-handed play between shadow and light is clearly visible, as is a kind of tailored, refined louche-ness. In essence, Demeulemeester’s work has always been an exploration and celebration of contrasts – a beauty that is found in the interplay between strength and fragility, structure and nonchalance, poetic and radical, preciousness and functionality. This is also the soul of the furniture collection and is further manifested in a dialogue between proportion and geometry.