The RENHET collection was influenced by the designer’s recent travels to Norway and the stark contrast between the country’s modern architecture and its landscape. RENHET, the Norwegian word for purity, symbolizes Péan’s focus on precision of form, color and construction. Péan was largely inspired by Norwegian natural sculptures including glaciers, frozen waterfalls and the fjords. The Aurland Lookout Point played a significant role in defining the collection’s focus on the intersection between positive and negative space.
Péan’s interest in the geometric was grounded in the work of Richard Neutra’s Case Study Houses, Philip Johnson’s Glass House blueprints and the work of contemporary sculptor Richard Serra. On the artist’s repertoire, Péan comments, “I was inspired by Serra’s ability to master the manipulation and control of industrial materials into unconventional shapes that draw attention to the unique materials used.” RENHET simultaneously elevates the simplistic and celebrates the complexities of construction; the collection thrives in subtle contradiction.