design et al are delighted to announce that Louis Henri Ltd has been shortlisted for the Table Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
Louis Henri Bührmann designed the Lilly table duo as a pair, floating on their feet, using only their reflection. Louis has always been fascinated by the water’s edge having painted water lilies in oils and mixed media over the past 3 years. The Lilly table duo inspiration came from a commission for an apartment in Knightsbridge. The room lent itself so well to create a “interior lilly pond” with moveable side table.
Handmade out of burnished stained beech, the table duo features high-relief carved details done by hand. Working up the timber layers, first Louis’s brother, Balthaser, moulds and works the design completing the effect with a hand burnished and polished finish in his workshop in South Africa. Sitting on antiqued silver legs, the interplay of 3 elements: water bubbles, lotus flowers and the delicate stems that connect the Lilly’s pad to the water’s surface. All drawn by hand first and then converted to CAD to be able to be laser cut to fit precisely of to create a stable table for use on a rug or hard wood floors. The legs are hand silvered and antiqued to give a subtle connection the colour of the Lilly Pad tops.
Born in South Africa into a family of designers and innovators, Louis Henri Bührmann spent his childhood drawing, painting and creating. From an early age he was hooked on the creative process. After completing a degree in interior architecture Louis moved to London to pursue a career in design. Over the next six years Louis excelled in the design industry whilst continually developing his own ideas, from interior product design to experimenting with lighting, textiles and spatial manipulation. In 2007, Louis made the monumental decision to start his own design business, and Louis Henri Ltd was born.
Now with over a decade of luxury design experience, Louis’ portfolio includes opulent apartments in London and Paris, a luxurious retreat in Dubai, a palace in Saudi Arabia and an exquisite holiday villa in the South of France, among others. Using his clients’ lifestyles as the starting point for his designs, Louis Henri’s elegant interiors include only the finest materials and bespoke craftsmanship. With the launch of his debut collection of furniture, lighting and rug concepts, Louis’ immaculate style continues to evolve, combining innovative design and an exacting attention to detail in these unique items. Each piece in the Louis Henri 2017 Collection is bespoke and expertly handcrafted, a thing of beauty that will last for many lifetimes.