The Mediterranean design of 13Desserts

Unusual, abundant, experimental, colorful: the collections of the design group 13Desserts combine a radical aesthetic with ultra-personalization

Maison&Objet 2024, 13Desserts - photo © Francis Amiand

Founded in 2020 by the designers Clément Rougelot and Kevin Dolci, 13Desserts is a French design collective based in Paris and Hyères les Palmiers, which creates furnishings, lighting products and premium objects. 

Il designer Clément Rougelot, uno dei fondatori della maison d’éditions 13Desserts
Tavolo Canebas, design Clément Rougelot: sedia Topless, design Thomas Defour – Photo © Mathilde Hilley

The desire of the founders to open the project to other professionals is driven, as the name of the group implies, by a holiday tradition typical of the French region of Provence: festive dinners that conclude with 13 traditional sweets, each different from the others. From the outset, 13Desserts has invited new talents to take part, giving rise to an interdisciplinary team. 

Libreria Grotto, design Thomas Defour – Photo © Mathilde Hilley
Vaso-scultura Amphore, design Axel Chay – Photo © Mathilde Hilley

By choosing to work together with cutting-edge designers and artisans arriving from different backgrounds, the group continues to enrich its identity, pursuing a hybrid policy of editions that combine radical aesthetics with ultra-personalization. Made with great care by European producers operating on a high level, the design of 13Desserts is the result of a desire to work harmoniously and innovatively with situations of local know-how as a tribute to the style of Provence and the Mediterranean, reinterpreted case by case.

Poltrona Grand Rimbaud, design by Thomas Defour; tavolino Byblos, design Antoine Grulier – Photo © Mathilde Hilley

Inspired by this environment and guided by deep sensitivity regarding materials, colors and technical innovation, through its collections 13Desserts offers a unique perspective on contemporary design: original and extraordinary products that bring character to any space, making their mark. The group’s approach enables exploration of new paths of production, responding to the tenets of sustainable consumption.