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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. Lire la suite…

 

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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. Lire la suite…

 

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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.. Lire la suite…

 

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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. Lire la suite…

 

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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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Since 2013, Ateliers Zelij has built a bridge between traditional Moroccan zellige tile-work and contemporary architecture. The geometric rigor of patterns combined with the soft irregularity of surfaces and shades of color have made of these antique glazed and chiseled clay tiles a must-have in decoration. The zellige tile-work installation, which Hermes chose to put on display at their art de vivre stand in Milan, is but one example. Artist and designer, Samir Mazer born in Tetouan Morocco, reinvents new patterns and new formats on a daily basis with Delphine Laporte from within their Toulouse based studio. A complementary partnership, both at work and at home, has made this a duo key figure of the zellige revival. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Fiuza Faustino unveiled XYZ, his very first lounge, bar and restaurant for Zebrastraat conference center in Ghent (Belgium) “The XYZ Lounge is an intersection, a space where paths meet. It is the central point for exchanges between the visitors of the conference center of Zebrastraat in Ghent. It questions the contemporary notions of conviviality and physicality. During a time where social, sexual, and gender identities are upturned and questioned, how may one provide a space which is both neutral and sensual, a space free from social markers, without tailoring to a singular identity?” summarizes Didier Faustino. Lire la suite…

 

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This coming 7thof June, guests of the Triode gallery will be equipped with a previously unheard of accessory at a design preview: A virtual reality headset. Jacques Barret, the founder of Triode, will inaugurate the virtual extension of his Parisian address, a first in the contemporary furniture scene. A 120 m2 classical Parisian apartment within which architects are invited to wander to discover the American design which the gallery showcases. “I am in love with our address on the rue Jacob which is both intimate and central yet the small size of the space sometimes prevents us from showing monumental pieces, forcing us to make choices with regards to the brands which we decide to put at the forefront” explains Jacques Barret. “I therefore sought after creating a virtual space for architects, an entirely digital family apartment within which they may walk around and change a chandelier or wallpaper at the click of a button. It is mind blowing. We may place all of the American creators and brands for Parisians to discover!” summarizes Jacques Barret. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Faustino unveils the Delete Yourself chair at PlusDesign Gallery in Milan as a prefiguration of his XYZ lounge opening in may in Gand (Belgium). XYZ is the first restaurant and lounge’s interior design completed by Didier Faustino with his unique rock n roll and nomadic style. The Delete your self chair will be showcased in a group show at Plus Design Gallery named “U-JOINTS Equations of Universal Lifestyle » with Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Dirk Vander Kooij, Martino Gamper, Jonathan Nesci, Alvar Aalto, Jasper Morrison, Michael Marriott, Adrien Rovero, Tomas Alonso, Brynjar Sigurdarson, Aldo Bakker, Wieki Somers, Enzo Mari… Lire la suite…

 

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Do you know of the plant trellis signed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (see photo here-bellow) produced by Teracrea ? It was one of the must-have objects around the early 2000’s, alongside those of Konstantin Gcric, the Campana brothers, Sebastian Bergne or Fabio Bortolani who all answered Mauro Canfori’s call to create a new dialogue between vegetation and architecture. As founder of Teracrea, Mauro Canfori had a vision “At the time, design’s only interventions were at most plastic pots, I was sure plants deserved other supports systems and containers which would allow interaction with buildings, inside and out. I went to see the young designers of whom I liked the work with one single requirement: anything but a pot-plant!”. Planetary success was immediate as the drawings were exhibited at the 2002 Milan furniture fair. Canfori’s passion for both aesthetically pleasing and functional plant systems lead him to work with Edouard François and Patrick Blanc. Together theyapply their vegetation philosophy to architecture. Lire la suite…