Monday, July 23rd, 2012
By Sarah Handelman
Yann Poncelet and Isabelle Gilles formed Colonel over glasses of iced vermouth with lime. Fitting, then, that their new collection conjures images of carefree sunny days with its blend of craft furniture and classic beach gear. “What is really important for us in decoration is to mix old and new with different materials and techniques,” Gilles says of their designs, made in small series by French craftsmen. Even on cloudy days, this Colonel basks in fun.