French product and furniture designer Marie Dessuant and British graphic designer Philip Bone both cut their teeth at Fabrica, an Italian design research center, before teaming up on a joint endeavor, based in Paris, in 2014. The muted palettes and long horizons of seaside towns inspired the Etagère Y and its parent Bay collection. “I think of furniture design as micro-architecture with a really strong link to human proportions,” says Dessuant. Plans for 2015 are exciting—a furniture collection curated by Gallery S. Bensimon for La Redoute, France’s largest mail-order company; a Parisian cafe from top to bottom; and shows at both Maison & Objet in Paris and Salone del Mobile in Milan. The pair doesn’t seem daunted; their complementary backgrounds make for rich collaborations. As Bone says, “The work isn’t divided, it’s created in dialogue.”