For the Bee chairs, he collaborated with Charles Schambourg by Nacarat, a Brussels based artisan brand in luxury woven leather. Even though they were founded in 1962, the company has remained a noble unknown, even though brands like Rolls Royce and Delvaux have worked with them. “The brand collaborates with top notch designers worldwide, but doesn’t seek the spotlight. It’s a hidden secret of absolute expertise!” Lust met the current owner Nicolas Berryer years ago, and they became friends immediately. “We talk and laugh a lot when we meet, and we very much enjoy working together.” Thus the overall theme of the exhibition ‘A Matter of Perception: Linking Minds’ at Palazzo Litta came very naturally to Xavier Lust.
Xavier Lust, who is through personal and work preferences probably the most Italian of the Belgian designers - “as a designer all roads always lead to Italy” – and he has known Palazzo Litta since the first exhibition DAMNº and Mosca Partners organized there. But now is the first time he has exhibited here. “The Belgitude exhibition was a good opportunity to finally make the chair I had been thinking of for so many years. A deadline is always an excellent opportunity to finalize projects! As mentioned, the Bees shown are prototypes, and I have no idea whether they will be produced – it depends also on the interest shown by the audience in Palazzo Litta.”