ART & DESIGN

Yaz Bukey Expands Her Universe With Furniture


Yaz Bukey, the Paris-based designer known for her playful, Plexiglass accessories—think eyewear shaped like lips and earrings like dangling syringes—is now applying her cheeky Pop art aesthetic to furniture. Debuting this week at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the collection, produced in collaboration with Altreforme, includes a screen adorned with red lipsticks and tables whose legs appear like a woman’s. Bukey, who began her career as an industrial designer crafting perfume bottles, first collaborated with Altreforme last year when she was chosen as one of five designers to reinterpret the Italian company’s high-backed Salvador chair for the Florence boutique Luisa Via Roma. Enamored with her work, they invited her to participate in a larger project—which she readily accepted. “I love the idea of doing accessories for oneself, and for your home,” said Bukey, who plans to expand into carpets and cushions. “I want to have a whole Yazbukey universe.”

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Yaz Bukey x Altreforme at Salone Del Mobile Milan.

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Yaz Bukey x Altreforme at Salone Del Mobile Milan.

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Yaz Bukey x Altreforme at Salone Del Mobile Milan.

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Yaz Bukey x Altreforme at Salone Del Mobile Milan.

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Yaz Bukey x Altreforme at Salone Del Mobile Milan.