Day 4, Part IV: Maison & Objet Show, Paris

Day 4, Part IV:

The final Post for Day 4 is devoted to one European vendor, SEMPRE

We have exciting news: We’ve finally bought from the European company, SEMPRE. This European based group of designers were originally in the floral business, developed a line of containers for florists, then outdoor furnishings, and then a furniture collection that can go inside or out. The scale of their furniture is confident and the designs are fresh. We’ve wanted to buy this line since the first time we saw it 7 years ago here in Paris, but with the difficulty and expense of  importing small quantities, it just didn’t make financial sense. Since then SEMPRE has begun showing their line in the US, and developed their shipping program so that its easy and cost effective for us to buy it and ship it.

Oval marble topped dining table on thick wood teak base
The marble top features a “coin” edge

The table base uses massive reclaimed timbers to handle the weight of the thick marble top

We loved the Dining tables, and bought three of them. Set on solid, unfinished wood framework bases, and topped with white, sandblasted Carrara marble. The edges of the tables feature a vertical “coin edge” detail. The tops are almost 3 inches thick, and often have unique shapes.

We bought this round table, above: 60 inches in diameter

Tapered rectangular table that is 96 inches long, seats ten (shown 132″long!)

The first one we bought is round, but beautifully sized and with a masterfully proportioned base. Another is oval shaped, and is fabulous. The piece de resistance (above) is the table that starts out as a rectangular, widens out in the center and taper back down at the other end. Like the others this table has an amazing sense of scale. Notice the little round stools sitting with the table, we bought those as well because they can be used as either stools or small occasional tables.

Unique wide mouth vase with three tubular smaller vases

Glass Hurricanes that double as vases 

We did buy some of their more interesting vases, in stock at Cabana Home in early November. 

See more of the line, below:

Dining table with “sawhorse” bases

Christmas trees suspended from the ceiling above one of their dining tables

A “live edge” marble top on twig style base (big twigs!)

We usually see “live edge” wood tops on Dining tables, but here the tops are shown on a pair of cocktail tables

A pair of sleek lava stone pedestals topped with metal frame glass cases. Sculptures are carved from lava stone. 

We cant wait for you to come and see this collection in early November!

Good night moon.
Source: A Design Guy

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