Tuesday, 21 August 2007

R & Y Augousti

Yesterday's post, the Carre Settee in particular, got me thinking about another of my favorite furniture companies, Augousti. Run by a husband and wife team, Ria and Yiouri, who are based in Paris, Augousti also uses shagreen and bone inlay on modern furniture - with just a hint of deco. They actually started out making handbags from other luxurious materials and have progressed into furniture and home accessories. If you are lucky enough to live in New York you can buy their goods at Barney's. I'm coveting one of their chest of drawers, covered in ivory coloured shagreen, just like the one in the image below.


This image is of a model apartment Kelly Wearstler did for the new Eastern Columbia Lofts in L.A. It certainly helps that it has been paired with other beautiful objects, but this chest is a classic. Clearly, Kelly likes this chest too, so much so that she used them as nightstands in her bedroom in her previous home, as seen in the image below.


16 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

I love R & Y Augousti handbags--the exotic skins are gorgeous. I have seen furniture pieces alone, but never used in interiors like this. Great post.

The Peak of Chic said...

Their pieces are luxurious but timeless too! Gorgeous :)

{RNVL} said...

I adore that first image--imagine how much work I'd accomplished sitting in such a lovely work space . . . and that dresser is beautiful.

Sarah Jennings said...

I love the top picture...how the mirror is bigger than the chest beneath it, and it looks magnificent.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Good noticing!! Too bad Augousti doesn't have it's web-site up and running.

ALL THE BEST said...

The top image is just stunning!

Suzy said...

Hi Brillian Asylum - I actually discovered their furniture range first, but I'm loving their handbags just as much now. Very chic!

Suzy said...

I agree POC!

Suzy said...

rnvl - I love that study too - you can find other images of the same apartment on the KWID website. Actually, I'm not sure if I would be that productive, I'd be too busy soaking up all the great design!

Suzy said...

Sarah & All the Best - I agree, the top image is pretty stunning. I want one of everything!

Suzy said...

Hi Patricia, I have been checking the website for months now - it's actually pretty new. I discovered them before they even had a domain name. I'll post an update if they ever get images on there.

girl meets glamour said...

Wow, this looks like a fantastic furniture company, so glad you posted this! That KWID image is just lovely with all the detail :)

~Kate

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzy, you've got it backwards. Ria and Yiouri actually started out making furniture and interior accessories 15 years ago... Their bag line began about three years ago. I think anyway it's all explained in one of the links you provide...

For what it's worth, I just saw their new handbag collection and it is fab.

Suzy said...

Thanks for clarifying that anonymous!

Elizabeth said...

HI - love your site and the pics. We are an interior design store and we have been working with Augousti for 15 years. We are actually the only people that they do custom work for and we carry their entire line of furniture, accessories, and handbags. If anyone ever needs pics or info on a piece, please feel free to email us at info@interiordesignsnola.com.

Suzy said...

Thanks Elizabeth!!