What we learn and perceive with our nose remains in our memory much longer than what we take in with other senses. Consciously or unconsciously, thanks to imperceptible and ethereal chemical signals, the nose guides us in relationships and places, in physical and imaginary spaces.
From a social point of view, smell has always been a factor of socialization or discrimination. In many cultures, a guest is not welcomed into the house until he or she has gone through the rituals of water and perfume; in many others, it is customary to perfume and deodorize the house with pleasant and inviting scents to make the guest feel at home.
The "Point du nez”, which subverts the usual expression "point of view", was born from the desire to create an "olfactory" piece of furniture, a container for flavors and fragrances that can be placed exactly where the social exchange takes place, in the living room or next to the armchair where we let go of our memories.
Inspired by the oriental incense burners, metal objects characterized by a closed bottom and a perforated lid that allows the diffusion of the fragrance, the side table has a closed bottom that can be opened laterally by a push and pull door and a perforated top lid. When you lift the lid, you can place pout- pourri, flowers, aromas and incense sticks inside, which are not visible, but also not odorless.
So, the object consists of three parts: the holder, which is made of a shiny metal plate; the base with push and pull door, which opens on one side, in brushed finish; the perforated lid in shiny finish. The metals used - steel, gold-copper and brass - can be used together to create a uniform and homogeneous effect, or mixed together to adapt to more complex environments. The 20/10 thick plates are cut, bent and welded together.