Baker has a longstanding tradition of partnering with luminaries of the design world to produce one-of-a kind works of art for the home. Featured are some of Jean-Louis Deniot and Thomas Pheasant’s collection pieces. These highly respected individuals bring a unique approach to design that, when combined with the quality of our craftsmanship, results in truly diverse and relevant product collections.
Jean-Louis Deniot’s keen architectural eye and timeless spirit inform his debut collection for Baker Furniture. Inspired by 20th-Century vintage furnishings, and with a nod to the grand presence of aristocratic décor, Deniot curates with his signature elegant balance and flirtatious wit. At once serene and sexy, casual yet refined, these pieces warm with antique golds, soften with muted grays, and awake in touches of ivory and white. The collection is eminently versatile, beautifully layered and so very livable. He was also featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design.
WIDE AWAKE AND DREAMING
Neither coldly minimalist nor lavishly baroque, Jean-Louis Deniot’s aesthetic is instead pitched towards an approachable elegance, with a unique wit that comes from his artist’s eye – a joyous meeting of eras and sensibilities, mingled with an unabashed love of all that is sublime. After Deniot designs a piece it becomes much more than an object, it becomes a conversation. Sensual curves meet geometric symmetry. The changing light of day reflects multitudes of moods at play in sumptuous textures and tones. A neoclassical foundation underpins the improvisation of a mid-Century silhouette here, an Art Deco gilding there. Nods to primitivism punctuate the clean lines of a curated space. With all of this, Jean-Louis Deniot masters an amalgam of organic energy and a brainy precision to create something entirely 21st-Century.
Thomas Pheasant is an award-winning interior designer who has been recognized internationally for his interior design and furniture collections. Pheasant’s style conveys modern elegance: calm, luxurious interiors that emphasize elements of quality and comfort. He is known as the master of the neutral palette, brought to life in his own signature pieces. Pheasant focuses on bringing a contemporary dimension to classic design principles, bridging past and present with beautiful silhouettes and distinctive fabrics.
BRIDGING PAST AND PRESENT
Thomas Pheasant focuses on bringing a contemporary dimension to classic design principles, bridging past and present with beautiful silhouettes and distinctive fabrics. He is known as the master of the neutral palette, brought to life in his own signature pieces. Based in Washington, D.C., Pheasant has spent time with artisans the world over, learning and selecting time-tested techniques that add richness and quality to his work. In 2005, Architectural Digest honored him with the title “Dean of Design.” Every detail of a Thomas Pheasant piece evokes not just a love of quality and craftsmanship, but also a sense of history. For his latest Baker collection, the designer explores new expressions of the past using simplicity, bold silhouettes and clean finishes. Motivated by the evolution of classical ideals, he draws from influences the world over to create modern pieces that, upon closer inspection, reveal the roots of his classical connection.