In October Francis was invited to the launch of the new Marc de Berny showroom in Moscow. Francis has recently extended his Munira collection for the furniture label. The showroom VIP and press launch attracted the cream of Russian interior design along with members of the Russian style and design press.
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This September, Marc de Berny is launching two new collections: La Sparkks designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, & La Munira designed by Francis Sultana. These two collections celebrate the renaissance of the De Berny name, once a renowned furniture house at Chateau de Berny in the 19th century, which now as its own brand takes the stage in 2013 as Marc de Berny.
With projects ranging from bespoke pieces for private residences to palaces, Marc de Berny has been creating sophisticated and star pieces for interiors and hotels around the world. Imagined in London and in Paris in combinations of materials and finishes, these new creations respond to the creative and luminous vision of the designers and are made by the talented artisans using techniques going back centuries as well as new processes to give the contemporary styling.
'La Munira’ collection consists of cabinetry, tables, upholstery, & lighting – as in Francis Sultana’s past collections where bronze features prominently, the designer has crafted a new texture which comes up in all of the pieces. Cabinetry covered in parchment but not in the classical sense; to give a contemporary edge to the parchment it is in a high gloss, that paired with the chiselled wood and bronze gives these pieces Francis Sultana’s signature tailored styling.
‘When I thought of a furniture house in the true French style, my inspiration should be that of the late 40s and 50s Paris style, even with a hint of the ‘style Afrique’ as they called it in Paris. With the upholstered pieces for the presentation I have mixed classical linen with hand woven African-inspired patterns.’