French Modernist Collection
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Bring French Mid-Century Modern design into your home with our French Modernist Collection consisting of some of the best luxury furniture you can find in Australia.
Our assembly is led by none other than our Larkwood French Modernist armchair. A handsome juxtaposition of sleek arms and hand-woven rope back, this chair is designed after the one from the mid-1900s, called "vibo" style and created by French designers Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet.
The arms of this wooden and leather armchair are made from thinly sliced Plantation Mindi Wood bent and laminated together by hand, which gives it a little spring. The back is hand-braided from Water Hyacinth (the strongest natural fibre on the market), Hide Leather, or Linen. It's one very comfortable chair.
This wooden armchair piece is made of natural wood. There will be slight variations in colour and grain between chairs. This adds to the one-of-a-kind character of this unique seat.
Another stunning piece in our modern French interior design collection is our Nimoi Cube solid side table. This 35 square centimetre cube side table is perfect for any corner, thanks to its space-saving attribute. The two sides and the top are made of hand-woven rattan supported by a solid Mindi wood frame.
To top this all off is our Parisian side table, also made of Mindi wood frame and featuring a handcrafted rattan table top. Inspired by our French Modernist armchair, this eccentric wooden side table will surely add a naturalistic, stylish, and elegant touch to any space in your home.
Learn how we make the
French Modernist Armchair
Cutting & Gluing
The legs of the armchairs are cut and glued together before the bending process. We cut and glue 13 thinly sliced Mindi wood sheets.
Mindi wood is surprisingly strong, flexible and its quality cannot be compared. Not to mention its unique grain and colour!
Bending the wooden legs
Every single leg is carefully bent to a custom jig designed by our founder Don Lang, he developed the right jig for our beloved armchair.
After the legs are bent and put together, every single one of them goes though a meticulous sanding process.
The sanding step is one of the crucial parts from our process, thanks to this step we can accomplish our wordly recognised luxury finish.
Quality control is done at every single stage, but before the armchair is sprayed, the quality control team inspects the structure is up to Larkwood standards.
Our founder selects the quality control team, which it is usually a small number of people. They are in charge not only of the final product, but they are involved from the very begining of choosing the logs of wood we use.
Spraying and Assembling
The spay coat seals the wood, which helps it prevent from stains and mold. All our designs have 3 coats of sealing spray, and when the wood is coloured they have 5 coats. This process can last up to a week.
Our spraying team goes through a rigorous training process. They are handpicked by our founder Don Lang, this way he can ensure the spraying team is up to Larkwood standards.
The assembly process is when the chair comes together, and the final quality control is done before it's packed and loaded in the container.
Testing the strength
Part of our process is to test the chair's structure, here is an example on how we ensure the chairs are safe with a maximum weight of 220K G
The French Modernist Armchair is one of our most beloved designs, and every single piece that we manufacture goes through the same process of care.