Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties

Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties

Serious art enthusiast Emmanuel de Bayser opens the doors of his Berlin apartment to us. For more than twenty years, this enthusiast has brought together a collection of furniture and ceramics which is impressive to say the least, and all displayed by him in a particularly harmonious fashion. Some pieces are remarkable and our eyes savour them, passing over the curves of ceramics by Georges Jouve, the softness of the “Ours Polaire” (Polar Bear) sofa by Jean Royère and the chairs by Jean Prouvé. There’s no doubt about it, it’s the fifties that are the stars of this particular show. Here, Emmanuel de Bayser offers us an inspiring world, where the play on textures responds to a perfect mastery of colour. Impeccable taste and a perfectly created display that he has also applied to The Corner, a Berlin concept store dedicated to men’s and women’s fashion, where the comprehensive collection of big names, such as Céline and Alaia, rubs shoulders with young designers. An unmissable discovery that reflects his world.

Salon Canapé Ours Jean Royère Lampadaire Serge Mouille Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Cassina Méribel Stool On demand
Description

High stool, “sliced” feet created by Charlotte Perriand in the 50s. Available in three wood finishes: natural oak, black…

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Uber-Modern Serge Mouille Standing Lamp 2 235,00€
Description

Floor lamp straight in steel and aluminum by Serge Mouille.

Dimensions : Height, 167 cm.

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Céramiques noires Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Amsterdam
Céramiques noires blanches Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Amsterdam

Emmanuel, tell us your story?

Emmanuel

My history today is on the axis of Paris and Berlin. Two similar but very different cities, with two strong identities! Paris is rooted in a rich past, Berlin is more focused on the future. The French capital is wonderful, because of its culture, its Art de Vivre and its harmony, while Berlin is darker, alternative and constantly changing.

What is The Corner Project and how was it born?

Emmanuel

The Corner was born from a place, a space: Gendarmenmarkt. It’s a majestic and charming place in historic Berlin. It is one of those places that strikes you like a thunderbolt!

How do you choose the creators you present at The Corner?

Emmanuel

Each creator must have a strong international identity. Then, we have to sell the pieces, we are a shop, not a museum, so the allure and the desirability of the products is paramount.

Céramiques noires Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Amsterdam
Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties
Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramique Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramique Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Lampadaire Serge Mouille Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties
Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties
Emmanuel de Bayser and the Fabulous Fifties

Tell us about your interest in ceramics?

Emmanuel

I had to be interested in it because I had no place for furniture. So I had to find a way of learning more about things I already owned! Hence my passion for collecting and combining them. Ceramics is a world of its own

Where do you spend most of your time at home?

Emmanuel

After my bed, probably the bear sofa!

What inspires you about design?

Emmanuel

Timelessness, comfort and personality.

What is the object or furniture you are most proud of?

Emmanuel

I love Lalanne’s sheep.

Portrait Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Amsterdam
Bibliothèque Fauteuil Clam Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Pamono Clam Chair On demand
Description

Philip Arctander Clam chair.
Legs in birch, reupholstered in sheepskin.

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Etsy Béni Ouaraïn Rug 280,23€
Description

This carpet belongs to the tradition Béni Ouaraïn, northeastern Morocco. Béni Ouaraïn rug is made from cotton and…

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Livres Bibliothèque Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Bibliothèque Livres Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Canapé Ours Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Commode Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramique noire et rouge année 50 Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin

What materials and colours do you like to surround yourself with?

Emmanuel

I like the contrast of materials, for example the encounter between hot and cold (metal/wood) or hard and comfortable (wood/fabric). Same colour levels, with black and white together or a combination of primary shades.

Who are your design gurus?

 

Emmanuel

I’m self-taught and guru is a big word. I take inspiration from things that speak to me and touch me personally, either immediately or over time. Not in any particular order: Jean Prouvé, Jean Royère, Jean-Michel Frank, Marc du Plantier, Georges Jouve, Diego Giacometti, Joseph Dirand, Jacques Grange, Pierre Yovanovitch, etc.

 

Have you got any projects in the pipeline?

 

Emmanuel

Yes! A new apartment in Paris and a house perhaps.

 

Do you have any favourite places to recommend to us?

 

Emmanuel

Yes, lots! In Paris, I love walking down Rue de Lille and Rue de Seine and when I’m in Berlin, I really like the atmosphere of Museum Island and its Chinese restaurant where I often see Angela Merkel who lives nearby!

Salle à manger Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Moutons Lalane Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Chaise Jean Prouvé Moutons Lalanne Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Bureau Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Chaise Jean Prouvé Cuisine Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Chambre Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Luminaire vintage Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramiques Salon Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Chaise Clam Céramiques Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin

I had to be interested in ceramics because I had no place for furniture. So I had to find a way of learning more about things I already owned!

Bureau Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramiques blanches Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Fauteuil office Pierre Jeanneret Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Lit chambre Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Salon Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Pamono Clam Chair On demand
Description

Philip Arctander Clam chair.
Legs in birch, reupholstered in sheepskin.

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Cassina Méribel Stool On demand
Description

High stool, “sliced” feet created by Charlotte Perriand in the 50s. Available in three wood finishes: natural oak, black…

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Galerie Bouvier-Le Ny Pierre Jeanneret Chair On demand
Description

Teak chair by Pierre Jeanneret around 1956. Sloping back and slightly arched. Base side compass.

Dimensions : H…

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Pamono Triennal Floor Lamp 1 299,00€
Description

Triennial floor lamp by Angelo Lelli. It is produced by the manufacturer Arredoluce in 1951 in Italy.

Materials:…

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Céramiques colorées Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Céramique blanche Appartement Salon Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Bureau Appartement Emmanuel de Bayser The Corner Berlin
Galerie Bouvier le Ny Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé On demand
Description

Standard chair, made of oak and beech by Jean Prouvé. Realized in 1941.

 

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Ambiente direct Compas Direction Desk, Jean Prouvé 1 997,00€
Description

The Compas Direction Table by Vitra is a revised re-edition of the design classic from the 1950s.

Dimension : H 73…

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The carpet looks very comfortable. Looks like it’s not too hard on the knees.

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