Jean-Baptiste Lescudé

Photo of the French architect Jean-Baptiste Lescudé and his fabric pattern Persephone

As an architect, the design of objects and furniture must be done with a transversal approach. When working on this fabric, the idea was to evoke the world of plants, which is so characteristic of Josef Frank’s work. The form emerged from an abstract spectrum, where I systematically painted a dab of colour with watercolours by playing with the angle and the pressure of the brush on the paper.

The fabric is named Persephone after the Greek goddess associated with the return of spring. The pattern depicts the floral biodiversity of the season, with petals, buds, leaves and seeds in an abstract way.

Two pictures of the table cloth Persephone of Jean-Baptiste Lescudé designed for Svenskt Tenn

Jean-Baptiste Lescudé is a French architect, born in Pau in 1993. After studying Civil Engineering at the University of Bordeaux, he obtained a master’s degree in architecture at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. He previously worked as an urban planner at the multidisciplinary studio l’AUC in Paris, and opened his own furniture, architecture and urban design practice in 2021.

Table set with the table cloth Persephone by Jean-Baptiste Lescudé for Svenskt Tenn
Table set with the table cloth Persephone by Jean-Baptiste Lescudé for Svenskt Tenn