Thomas Dariel, the founder and creative director of Dariel Studio, has had a prolonged dream of furniture design since childhood. After devoting several years of development Maison Dada, the Maison d’édition of furniture, lighting and accessories was launched on March 26th, 2015.
"Maison Dada was born out of a wild dream. It is a desire to inject a dose of Dadaism into our everyday life. An ambition to create the unexpected from ordinary objects. A will to harmonize dreams and reality. Dada is a state of mind," said the designer.
Confidence of a cloud
Shaped by an accumulation of drawers and boxes, Confidence of a cloud pays homage to the antique version of the writing desk that traditionally served to write letters by hand. Along with the primary function, these pieces of furniture were also infused with mystery, using hidden compartments to maintain privacy and hold unspeakable secrets. One of its door opens to a picture of a cloudy sky, inviting one to escape and dream.
Flying table lamp
Little Eliah defines the laws of gravity. Flying and oscillating. Little Eliah has the structure of a regular table lamp re-imagined into a whimsical suspended form. Free from the need to be placed onto something, you can choose its position, whether hung on its own or highlighting a piece of furniture.
Vanity desk + Stool
The Rose Sélavy name hails from the fictional character created by French artist and Dadaist Marcel Duchamp. With dainty lines and a subtle color combination of soft pastels and pink-brushed metal, Rose Sélavy is an ode to femininity.The tabletop features a very fine box where you can store jewelry, as well as two mirrors - a round and extra-large one at the center and a smaller one that can be detached from the table and used as a hand mirror.
Tick-tock, tick-tock,as the clock goes around… the curved-band chair gently rocks you away in the comfort of your own space. Once a traditional means of ‘comfort’, a rocking chair can be used in so many ways - sitting and rocking is a good past time. The classic form has been re-visited and transformed into a contemporary piece. With its precisely orchestrated flowing lines, thickening and tapering to form a pleasing rhythm, this rocking chair is a signature expression of contemporary design.
Screaming out for reflection, this large dominating ‘me’ standing mirror is a representation of impersonating a character of oneself or someone else. The imposing mirror is grounded by a black-and-white-checkered ceramic base and can be rotated 365 degrees. A plain and diverse to use mirror, reminiscent of historic mirror stands, that is located in bathrooms, dressing rooms or hallways, giving this product a rather independent and furniture-related feel compared with a wall-mounted vanity mirror.
Sonia et caetera
Sonia et caetera pays homage to the famous French painter Sonia Delaunay, known for her use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Inspired by her oil paintings and as a subtle reflection of abstract art, this piece of furniture breaks away from the traditionalism of ‘dining tables.’ Supported by two cylinder cone legs, this colorful and playful tabletop swirls with bright colors painted on three blended circles. Sonia et caetera will brighten up any place it desires.
Object of discussion
Flying floor lamp
Fulfilling the function of a regular floor lamp, Object of Discussion is also designed as a fantastical suspended object. It features an over sized lampshade that gives an almost human scale.
Lazy Susan is a nod to the Chinese traditional dining table. As a “furniture in motion”, this coffee table is a visual invitation of movement. Lazy Susan features two superposed tops: the lower one is fixed to the legs while the upper one can rotate. Both surfaces possess different patterns, colors and textures. When she turns, the graphic composition is in constant change.
Images courtesy of Maison Dada