Nicolas Aubagnac

Creating a new 'haute couture' in cabinet-making which glorifies rare materials and craftsmanship...

As a creative artist and interior designer, trained at the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Nicolas Aubagnac is a major figure in the design of exceptional French furniture.

Nicolas founded his design studio with his partner, Delphine Read, back in 1997. He draws his inspiration both from the tradition of the decorative arts and the great architectural movements of Antiquity and the Renaissance, to create his own world.

Precision in design, a strong sense of proportion, clean lines, high quality and rare materials characterize the Aubagnac style - an elegant, very personal, style. Resolutely contemporary, it is a style that makes its mark beyond passing fashions.

To ensure excellence in the production of his creations, he has surrounded himself with talented craftsmen who perpetuate the tradition of fine Arts and Crafts in France. Cabinetmakers, gilders, leather workers, metalworkers, and lacquerers pushing themselves to the limit, and beyond, to meet the designer's exacting requirements. Each piece comes out of the workshop bearing the first and last name of its creator as well as his distinctive stamped seal: four 'A's assembled in a star shape.

His collections include lighting, cabinets, tables, console tables and even coffee tables.

One recent highlight for the artist was the 2017 retrospective at the Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier marking the 20th anniversary of the launch of the "Maison Aubagnac". In 2018, he was nominated from emblematic designers for the 'Talents du Luxe 2018', by the "Centre du Luxe et de la Création". He is also exhibiting new collections for the 'Maison Delisle' at the Canillac Hotel.

An artist who takes fine Arts and Crafts to a new level, prefiguring a classicism of the future.

Works by Nicolas Aubagnac

  • New

Atys Console

Nicolas Aubagnac

A major opera fan, Nicolas Aubagnac designed the Atys console table to evoke musical staves with its marquetry inlay strip.

Babel Lamp

Nicolas Aubagnac

This lamp evokes the unfinished tower, erected in the city of Babel, as found in the Book of Genesis - a marvel or a malediction?

Babylone Lamp

Nicolas Aubagnac

The Babylon lamp takes its architectural silhouette from the skyscraper at '56 Leonard' in New York City, designed by the distinguished architects Herzog and de Meuron.

  • New

Durer Lamp

Nicolas Aubagnac

Nicolas Aubagnac is here inspired by the particular geometric shape of the famous engraving "Melancolia" by the artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).

Helios Lamp

Nicolas Aubagnac

As in Greek mythology, the Hélios lamp is a symbolic evocation of the sun.

Orion Cabinet

Nicolas Aubagnac

The Orion cabinet is reminiscent of Renaissance cabinets that were at the time entirely carved in ebony, a symbol of power and wealth.

Rhodes Side Table

Nicolas Aubagnac

The shape of the Rhodes occasional table, quite round and smooth, reveals perfect proportions inspired by classical architecture.

Rhodes spare table - brass

Nicolas Aubagnac

The shape of the Rhodes table reveals perfect proportions inspired by classical architecture.

Samson Console

Nicolas Aubagnac

The Samson console table conforms to the fundamental rules of the repetition of geometrical shapes, both simple and architectural, so dear to the designer's heart.

Seti Lamp - "Mint Green" Shagreen

Nicolas Aubagnac

With its characteristic soft, svelte shape, this shagreen model is one of the latest variations on the Séti lamp first created in 2000.

Seti Lamp - Natural Shagreen

Nicolas Aubagnac

With its characteristic soft, svelte shape, this shagreen model is one of the latest variations on the Séti lamp first created in 2000.

Stella Lamp

Nicolas Aubagnac

The Stella lamp was created as a tribute to Luca Pacioli di Borgo, a Renaissance mathematician known for writing the 'Divina Proportione' printed in 1509.