Headquartered in London and fabricated across Europe to the highest standards, Sé Collections manufacturers furniture and lightings of the highest quality with a 1920s or 1950s flair.
“Timeless design with a delicate finishing and uplifting colours, aiming to become tomorrow’s heirlooms.”Discover Sé Collection Products
When Sé Collections began in 2007 in London, director and founder Pavlo Schtakleff had a goal – to reclaim the glamour and quality of 20th-century furniture and to become a dynamic and innovative presence in the world of contemporary luxury design. Sé’s debut collection, created by the celebrated French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, captured the tone perfectly. Glamorous, lyrical, strong and sculptural – and with a tantalising echo of the furniture of the 1920s and 50s – it chimed perfectly with Sé’s aesthetic mandate. With its most recent collection emphasising colours and customization, Se’ luxury design is becoming a reference for timeless quality with an attractive retro’ glamour.
As Schtakleff shared with blogger Christiane Bürklein of Floornature “It’s natural for me to select colours which complement the timeless, curved forms of the furniture; likewise, they have to be classic, elegant and inviting.”
Sé’s vision was to invite some of the world’s best design talent to produce collections, akin to an art gallery or a couture house, the ultimate objective is to build a catalogue of highly-crafted and beautifully-finished objects, made of the finest, noble materials, by the best craftspeople in Europe. As the visionary entrepreneur behind the brand, Pavlo Schtakleff is committed to working with the finest European manufacturers, to bring a traditional know-how to new markets. Se’ collaborates with small workshops and family run manufacturers to explore new artisanal techniques that can make a piece furniture lasting over generations. A professional and emotional investment that paid off in recognition and respect over a highly competitive global market.
“The relationships we have with a new generation of passionate, highly skilled European producers are absolutely key. Working alongside them to bring a piece of Sé furniture to life is one of the most enjoyable parts of the job”
Under Sé’s stewardship, each designer brings their own sensibility and character, while harnessing a personality, polish and sheer sense of finish that is undeniably Sé. Since its beginnings, this purely European design brand has stayed true to its founding ethos and to date, Sé has created three editions from the French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, the Spanish-born Jaime Hayon and Slovenia-based Nika Zupanc, all of which have been highly acclaimed. All Sé pieces excite for the combination of materials, texture and colour. As the brand philosophy, Sé finishing are made to be customisable to meet global different tastes and preferences, with a core look that keeps consistency with Se’ DNA.
“if you can use your imagination you can create something very unique and unusual, you just have to be brave—be comfortable with colors and be comfortable using colors” shared Schtakleff with journalist Ali Morris.
In curating the latest Sé collection Pavlo Schtakleff draws inspiration from painting masters of Giotto and Masaccio. Moved by the revolutionary colours techniques used in during the Italian early Renaissance, Schtakleff selects a soothing colour palette that conveys feelings of peacefulness and delights. A curatorship that results in the unique design which is sensual, tactile and cerebral, inviting the gaze and the touch as well as engaging the mind. Colours as souls of furniture that are made to last a lifetime, Sé conveys a holistic approach towards sustainability in luxury design. From reviving the European traditional craftsmanship to working with furniture that is able to transform according to the combinations of colours and materials, Se’ Collections bring a classy look to every space, from outdoors to interiors.