Steve CordonyComment

STEVE CORDONY X MAXALTO

Steve CordonyComment
STEVE CORDONY X MAXALTO

To celebrate Maxalto’s 40-year anniversary, Space Furniture invited me to accent the Maxalto floor within the Sydney showroom.


Images x Anson Smart

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Maxalto is a brand that I have come to admire and appreciate for its timeless appeal, use of precious materials and focus on fine detail. 

It’s rare that a furniture collection can combine a traditional ethos with such modernity. Maxalto designs combine classic style and traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology.

The brand really ticks all the boxes. They bring a high-end glam look to a space while maintaining the sense of texture and layering. Their pieces radiate an intangible soul.

I’ve used a lot of Maxalto in my styling work. Generally, it’s in more grand settings or in shoots that have a contemporary take on a traditional twist.

I’ve always loved the shape and materiality of the brand’s pieces. The subtle colour palette and neutral base allows the form and materials of each design to take centre stage. 

Even though I’m quite familiar with the pieces, I found it wasn’t until I got up close and personal and spent a day with them in the showroom that I could really see how all the pieces fit together. 

You notice the beautiful double table joints, how the fabric sits together and the hand stitching that happens. 

The proportions and meticulous workmanship that goes into each artisanal piece is quite incredible and instantly recognisable.

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Layering is one of the most important elements in creating a space. Each Maxalto collection is so intricately detailed that working within the Space showroom to provide accents to the collection felt effortless.

I wanted to bring lush life and fresh crisp greenery in and everything else apart from that was neutral.

I drew out some of the colours that were in the fabrics of the new collection: the deep beautiful purple from the velvet and then also the deep red or burgundy, which is on a few armchairs and some of the lacquered painted tables.

Adding accents of green and deep purple with styling elements added another layer to each setting in a subtle and simplistic way.