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Studio Ler has designed and produced a collection of customised enamelled volcanic rock tiles since 2015, for individuals and architects. The designs indiscriminately adorn kitchens (in their credenza version) or floors (indoors and outdoors, since volcanic rock can withstand frost), providing a natural and contemporary covering. “We always visibly retain the raw stone on part of the surface and it is this dialogue between the volcanic rock and the enamel that interests us,” the two designers explain. (more…)

 

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For her first solo exhibition in France (from 16.04.2021 to 09.06.2021) at Le Bicolore, the new cultural space at la Maison du Danemark in Paris, Mette Winckelmann has deployed the full range of her abstract, conceptual vocabulary to deliver a veritable artwork-manifesto, joining in the ongoing conversation on gender equity and issues of identity in a society where social and interpersonal bonds have become increasingly fluid. (more…)

 

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Located at the heart of the Sicilian capital, the building is driven by an urban reflection. ”An architecture/territory, between city, sea and mountain, connected to the public practice of the natural ground, and to the discovery of the Sicilian horizons with breathtaking views. An element of a Mediterranean city; intense, with its square and vibrant ground floors, as alive for its users as its inhabitants. The project will radiate throughout the district, the city and the country. “ François Leclercq (more…)

 

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Volcanic rock is the only stone in the world that can be coated with enamel. The reason is its incredible heat resistance, enabling it to be fired in enamelling kilns at 990 degrees. This resilience seems an appropriate turn of events for a material first emerging as a liquid, cast into molten rock on the slopes of the volcanoes of Auvergne, whose boiling state eventually subsides and cools, slowly petrifying in contact with the air. The volcanic rock is then cut, dissected on plates, and sent to the Breton Studio Ler to be adorned with an enamel in the contemporary designs that are the signature of the designer duo. (more…)

 

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In this early 2021 period, sound artist Antoine Bertin pursues his online experimentation in Paris at the Centre Pompidou for the homage Dans l’intimité de Kandinsky [Sounds Like Kandinsky], at the MAC VAL with a performance for the Brognon Rollin tandem, at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles with two installations on the climate emergency (pictured above), while awaiting his residency at the Diagonale Paris Saclay with the Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution (ESE) of the CNRS, where he will set the molecular archaeology work of research director Juergen Kroymann to music next September. (more…)

 

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La Maison du Danemark invites you to discover Le Bicolore, its new contemporary art platform on the Champs-Elysées. With a new name, a new space redesigned by COBE agency, and a new visual identity designed by Urgent.Agency, the gallery at la Maison du Danemark will be unveiled with its first textile art exhibition, entitled In a Slow Manner(more…)

 

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As a leading producer of wood flooring, the Compagnie Française du Parquet and its luxury range Secret d´Atelier offer an expansive collection of parquet made from French oak wood. Perfectly identified high quality wood is used to produce the flooring available in traditional solid wood, oiled or laminated, existing in various shades with natural or enriched finishes. C.F.P. parquets are produced in Myennes, in the French Nièvre department, on their 75,000m2 site. The site boasts two workshops, one dedicated to solid wood and the other laminated wood, completed by a finishing line producing up to 1,000,000 m2 of parquet a year. (more…)

 

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After a year and a half of renovation work, the Maison du Danemark, on the Champs-Élysées, reopens its doors on 3 february 2021 with an ambitious collective exhibition showcasing textile art under the direction of Danish curator Henriette Noermark and created in partnership with textile manufacturer Kvadrat as well as Galerie Maria Wettergren, Last Resort Gallery and Nils Stærk. The alchemist of colour Margrethe Odgaard, painter Tove Storch, and interior decorator Grethe Sørensen are among the ten artists who, with sensuality, vibrancy, and tactile delight, launch the reopening of the exhibition space of the Maison du Danemark. (more…)

 

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The construction of La Térmica, the latest mixed-use architectural project by Leclercq Associés will be completed in Malaga in 2022. Built upon the old industrial site located between the delta, the airport and the city, the development will combine shops for retail, a hotel, different types of residential accommodation, office spaces as well as a museum. Integrating work, home, shopping and cultural life in one central hub ideally situated between nature, the main city, the sea and transport networks. Spanning a total of 11600 m2, the development has been imagined from three viewpoints, describes François Leclercq. “As seen from the sea, the project resembles a hilly landscape in reference to its existing environment. As seen from the sky, a delta crosses these hills and opens the city to the sea. From the ground, a large canopy shelters the diversity of commercial activities, programming and residential styles.” (more…)