JANUS et Cie: Hatch

January 18, 2018

JANUS et Cie has introduced the Hatch collection of indoor and outdoor furnishings, drawing on legendary San Francisco–based designer Michael Vanderbyl’s longstanding love for sailing.

“Sailing has always been close to my heart,” Vanderbyl says. “It’s not just because of the experience, but because of the aesthetic: The crisp white hull; the richness of teak decks; the dark, deep green of the bay waters and the clear blue San Francisco sky; and the ever-present, brilliant white sails cutting through the fog.”

Emulating the archetypal aesthetic and clean lines of a classic sailing yacht, Hatch sets a teak composition against two lustrous frame finishes—Atlas Silver and Polaris White— to allude to the silver sheen of anodized masts and the crisp white hues of sails and hulls. “The design is based on the classic form of teak hatches and grates used in the marine architecture of fine yachts,” adds Vanderbyl. “Paired with sleek aluminum frames finished to reference the appearance of yacht masts, toe rails, and fittings.”

Comprised of 22 distinct components, Hatch includes an armchair and a side table (pictured) as well as a side chair, a lounge chair, an ottoman, chaise lounges, and a serving cart, among other pieces. Optional cushions are available for both the seat and backrest. JANUS et Cie’s comprehensive collection combines historic influences and marine craft techniques with a modern approach to elicit an authentic appreciation of the sea and sleek sailing vessels. janusetcie.com