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From now on one can also say la Duende! To provide even more efficient support to design, contemporary art and lifestyle firms in terms of their international development, Duende PR is opening an office in Milan, the nerve centre of contemporary furniture and design and architectural press. Headed by Carolina Cassani, an interior designer who graduated from Central St. Martins (London) before moving on to design for Wallpaper and World of Interiors, the Milan based Duende PR branch is set to become the privileged counterpart of Italian journalists and a key representative for our client events at the Milan International Furniture Fair. An equivalent branch will open its doors in London in September to improve the European and global resonance of our agency with 60 % of the budget now distributed outside France in the United States, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Sweden. A new chapter is beginning for Duende, created in 2007  to become a relay for cutting-edge creation, today’s expert in digital public relations, print media and brand content adapted to the art of living businesses and new technologies.  Commercial contact: Anthony van den Bossche advb@duendepr.com

 

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Young French architect Charlotte Biltgen has just created the intimate, pure and authentic Clover, an exciting new address in St-Germain-des-Prés for the chef Jean-François Piège. The restaurant is the epitome of simple cooking: 50 m2 encompassing 20 covers, as well as a piano for the chef and his assistants. Preparation and tasting takes place seamlessly, directly with the product and the Michelin-starred chef’s team. It is, in the most literal sense, a dining room. Lire la suite…

 

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Pen Store is a new retail space that behaves like a shop, a gallery, an atelier and a supplier warehouse – a new brand experience, designed by Form Us With Love. With the aim to provide a long sought after creative hub for local studios and pen loving people, the Pen Store has become the place to gather and share ideas of sketching, drawing and writing, using the best materials on the market. ”We really hope our store can be a living space for people that like pens as much as we do,” says Pen Store. Lire la suite…

 

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Paul Coudamy is in charge of maximising the space in a 60m2 apartment in Paris. A pied-à-terre intended for short-term rentals for which the young French architect has designed and produced a bespoke screen and storage system. The airy and enveloping structure comprising 131 pieces of beech separates the kitchen from the living room without confining it, leaving the cantilever dining table bridging the two spaces defined by their use. Lire la suite…

 

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Pullman Tour Eiffel just opened with the second sample of Mathieu Lehanneur ’s “Business Playground” concept : reinvention of the meeting room as a perfect illustration of the “blurring” of private and professional life. This room reflects the brand’s “Work hard, Play hard” motto as well as its guests’ lifestyle. It combines performance and pleasure with a fresh take on the traditional aspects of a meeting: a meeting table designed like a poker table, a private area for informal conversations or breaks, and a cabinet of curiosities. All these features are designed to stimulate creativity and reinvent international hospitality codes. After the success of first Playground at Pullman London St Pancras, the concept is gradually rolled out across the 80 Pullman’s hotels network.  Lire la suite…

 

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Designing and manufacturing go hand in hand. This fundamental dexterity that links brains and hands is now available to the research sector, notably thanks to the reactivity and efficiency of design and digital production tools. Designing function and form are no longer two successive, potentially separate stages overseen by different teams, but the work of one single leadership in the same space and time: design is finally central to the company’s design process. A shining example with the i2R laboratory, an incubator of innovation that marks a departure implemented by the EDF, the interior design of which has been entrusted to the French studio GGSV. When the French public sector breaks with received ideas to equip themselves with flexible and visionary research tools. Lire la suite…

 

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Charlotte Biltgen, a rising star in the French decoration world, gives a face lift to the Klay Club, the famous Parisian sports club, entirely renovating the splendid covered terrace and the restaurant now called “Sinople.” * India Madhavi’s former artistic director, tackles this bespoke interior design project for her first independent endeavour, where marble, brass and crushed velvet are the elements required for luxury without any hint of ostentation. The result: a graceful balance between Parisian chic and tropical sweetness. The industrial building designed for exertion housing the Klay Club is suddenly enriched by a restaurant in the form of a well-earned rest with a feminine touch, a welcome oasis. Lire la suite…

 

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Strategically positioned between the prestigious Harvard and MIT universities, Café ArtScience designed by Mathieu Lehanneur opens its doors. Over 1000 m2 to host scientific, intellectual and artistic discussions, Café ArtScience is an hybrid and multi-purpose venue that represents a new equation : Restaurant + Auditorium + Bar + Concept Shop  + Art Gallery = Ideas! Café ArtScience is the missing link between scientific laboratory and literary café, already appealing to scholars, artists, students and investors gathered around the same dishes, to hash out tomorrow’s world.

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Natalie Seroussi lives in a place between art and architecture since 26 years at the Villa Bloc in Meudon. The setting of the famous villa designed in the 1950s by André Bloc, a precursor of contemporary architecture, impacts her work as a gallery owner, as well as her sensitivity as a collector. Every year, since 2008, Natalie Seroussi invites an artist to interact with this extremely unique architectural heritage. On the heels of Ernesto Neto, Mathieu Briand, Malachi Farrell, Michel François, Tobias Putrih, Phill Niblock, Natalie Seroussi has asked Didier Faustino to do a proposal as a visual artist, as well as an architect.

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KKDC, manufacturer of haut de gamme LED lighting and OBUMEX builder of bespoke kitchens and interiors have collaborated on a new Parisian showroom dedicated to architects, interior and lighting designers. The design is signed by Joseph Dirand, the star of French interior design. Joseph’s graphic yet silky style is evident in both the volumes and lines of the showroom and also in the design of the kitchen produced exclusively by OBUMEX and shown in preview last 11th of September at the opening party. Lire la suite…