San Diego, Calif.—Duchateau has officially launched its collaboration with award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Rooted in architectural references and reinvented for today’s lifestyles, the new collection features six finishes inspired by iconic architects throughout history, all with the durability and style for which Duchateau is known.
“For years, we have admired Martyn’s incredible vision and passion, and knew that, for our first collaboration with an interior designer, he would be the perfect partner for Duchateau,” said Patrick Bewley, vice president of marketing, Duchateau. “Martyn looked to six distinguished architects as the touchstones of his collection, and we spent months developing the distinctive finishes and colorways, to bring to market colors and textures that showcase Martyn’s eye for style and quality.”
Designed in California, the collection includes styles Niemeyer, Lutyens, Neutra, Napoleon III, Jeanneret and Palladian, each with a distinctive hue based on its architectural reference. Niemeyer features a sun-soaked finish, inspired by colors found throughout Brazil, the homeland of famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. The matte-like style of Lutyens has a luminosity within, inspired by the English countryside residences designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Neutra features light tones with a touch of warm gold as seen in the mid-century homes of Southern California architect Richard Neutra. The blond to mid-tan tones of Napoleon III capture the style that re-invigorated Parisian architecture by Georges-Eugene Haussmann, who Napoleon III enlisted to revitalize the City of Lights. Jeanneret is a full, rich honey brown, a hue inspired by the furniture Swiss master Pierre Jeanneret designed for the extraordinary Chandigarh city in India. Palladian, the darkest of the line, features a dark espresso palette inspired by Italy’s Andrea Palladio.
“My collection with Duchateau is inspired by some of history’s greatest architects who have had a dramatic impact on the world of design, each with his own amazing story and aesthetic vision,” Bullard explained. “These designs, rooted in historical reference, are timeless, offering a nod to the past while feeling completely modern and complementary to today’s styles.”
The Martyn Lawrence Bullard Collection by Duchateau is engineered from European white oak with a width of 9.5 inches and a length up to 86-5/8, featuring a UV lacquer and a brushed surface treatment—available for both commercial and residential applications.