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Christopher Gentner has created a company that supports and indulges his eccentric delight in Sculptural Objects. This company, g e n t n e r  d e s i g n, is the commercial outlet of his creative output and is supported by an infrastructure that has been painstakingly built with his quest for knowledge, craft and industrial capabilities. Over the years Christopher Gentner has  learned to deftly wield this amalgam of 19th century craft and 21st century computer driven manufacturing. This, odests of combinations, is constantly put into the service of a sensual and sometimes offbeat collection, that resides at the crossroads between art and design, escaping pure functionality in order to flirt with sculpture. (more…)

 

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Atelier de Troupe unveils the 2018 the Pastille pendant. Pastille is a hand blown glass shade that can hang alone or grouped in different color combinations. The hardware is ribbed and made from solid brass and can be finished pure or blackened. (more…)

 

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Didier Fiúza Faustino is awarded the Pierre Cardin prize, member of the Académie (free members section) for architecture. On Wednesday the 21stof November 2018, under the Cupola of the Palais de l’Institut de France, the Académie des beaux-arts announced this year’s laureates of prizes during the official annual ceremony. In 1993 Pierre Cardin, wishing to encourage artists and artistic creation, established five annual prizes awarded to a painter, a sculptor, an architect, an engraver and a composer, at the suggestion of each of the sections of the Académie. In 2018 the prizes were awarded to the painter Olympe Racana-Weiler, the sculptor Sara Favriau, the engraver Camille Oarda, the architect Dider Fiúza Faustino and to the composer Laurent Durupt. (more…)

 

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Didier Fiúza Faustino will show “A Home is not a Hole, Monument to emptiness” at the Guggenheim Bilbao from the 5th of December 2018 until the 28th of April 2019 as part of the exhibition “Architecture effects”. Curated by Troy Conrad Therrien and Manuel Cirauqui, the exhibition presents an innovative look at the correlations and connections between art and architecture in the digital era. (more…)

 

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From the 29th of November 2018 until the 3rd of March 2019, a number of Danish collectors will be exhibiting 100 years of Danish ceramics at the Maison du Danemark in Paris. This exhibition, curated by Carsten Bagge Laustsen, aims at presenting the evolution of Danish ceramic art and showcasing to the French public the vitality and diversity of creation in this field, always ensuring a subtle bond between natural forms, function and technical excellence. Thanks to the exceptional loans from renowned private collectors, the Maison du Danemark will be opening its doors to a retrospective bringing together over 500 pieces from the most important Danish artists. (more…)

 

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After BistroFrom Baudelaire to Picasso (2017) and Wine and Music, concords and discords (2018), La Cité du Vin presents Mind-blowing! When art and design meet glassfrom 15 March to 30 June 2019.  In a refined setting, the exhibits will sometimes be functional, but more often symbolic or re-purposed. Creations from Gaetano Pesce, Hubert Le Gall, Achille Castiglioni, Arik Levy, Jean-Michel Othoniel or Philippe Starck will rub shoulders with original works from Matali Crasset and the film-maker Jérôme de Gerlache, created especially for the exhibition. Mind-blowing!has been created by the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations and guest curator Bettina Tschumi. (more…)

 

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Mauro Canfori is launching Teepots, universal decorative shelving units for plants. With Teepots, superimpose, present, hang and showcase any of your pot plants. The 3 models available as of November have been conceived to serve your plants while being universal and discrete. The Italian designer is unveiling these three models as a preview: Mur végétal, Pot suspendu and Tableau vegetal (French for: Botanical wall, Hanging pot and Plant picture). A natural continuation for Mauro Canfori who is passionate about the relationship between plants and architecture and to whom we already owe the collection Teracrea launched in the early 2000s with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Gcric, the Campana brothers, etc.. (more…)

 

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The humanitarian project Cloud Shelter, by Didier Fiúza Faustino, came into being after the September 2017 earthquakes that severely shook the town of Juchitán in southern Mexico. It is a volunteer project, carried out and financed by the Foundation Alumnos. The public site of collective use is comprised of a basketball and baseball court, green spaces, a children’s playground, toilets and a community house. (more…)

 

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To draw a shape with repetition as its purpose. Samir Mazer is an artist who has chosen Moroccan clay tiles, their irregular and sensual surfaces, to create rhythmic patterns. “The repetition of shape and color upon a zellige tile is a musical exercise. It is like drawing a pixel, creating a module and then sampling it to make a track”. An exercise that remains all too difficult and too discrete to be saved from frequent copies by big brands and creators lacking the foresight and mental skill to plan out the sequence of shapes in space. (more…)

 

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Street artist l’Atlas imagine a graphic collection for Secret d’Atelier. This unconventional designer very keen on writing and calligraphy mirrors this particular interest into his work by his own typography, the final goal being to frame a universal language by merging geometric shapes with abstract art. Works as graffiti and painted facades made him widely known ; moreover Jules Dedet Granel gets invited by famous brands and houses such as Perrier, Agnès B. or Maison Guerlain to bring an alternative touch to their collections or stores.

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