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Triode is the point of reference in Paris for contemporary American design and this spring the gallery is organizing a special online retail event in collaboration with The Cool Republic, the online concept shop for design in France. From February 22-April 22 a selection of objects, lighting and furniture by leading US designers including Apparatus, (image above), Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Bower, and Rosie Li among others will be available at www.thecoolrepublic.com. This new generation of American designers is frequently producing work by hand in their studios or with a local specialist, maintaining high quality craftsmanship with a strong attention to detail. Materials are often sourced locally or within the USA, and tend to circulate around natural materials like wood, marble, stone, as well as brass and glass. Smartly curated collections that generate continued interest with each look, particularly with lighting, the work is meant to last a lifetime. For the first time in France, Triode is pleased to collaborate with The Cool Republic to offer this exclusive selection of American design for the French market. Lire la suite…

 

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Italian designer Joe Colombo (1930 – 1971) believed in democratic and functional design. Flexible and convertible objects and furniture meant to be used in many different ways – all for the benefit of the user. One of these designs was his ‘2 in 1’ glass drawn in 1965. The design consisted of two separate glasses melted together at the bottom. Lire la suite…

 

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Triode Gallery, specialized in contemporary American design in Paris, is pleased to announce that is now working with Apparatus, the New York based design studio founded in 2010 by Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson. In early 2016 an exclusive selection of their work will be on view in the Paris gallery. Born from playful experimentation with vintage lighting components, the studio now includes a staff of 25 people and a range of hand crafted products that includes lighting, furniture, and objects. Aged brass, etched glass, leather, and porcelain, are combined to create lighting fixtures that fuse sculptural form with hand-worn materials. The result is a warm glow that is at once timeworn and thoroughly modern. Each individual fixture is assembled by hand in the Apparatus studio. Raw brass components are meticulously finished to reveal layers of uncommon beauty. Molded and blown glass components are etched and painted to achieve the “perfect Imperfect.”

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French creator and designer José Lévy introduces the first ever furniture collection to be produced in traditional tatami. Following his firework-inspired collection for Monoprix last winter, he makes mats fly this year at the Maison et Objet fair presenting a world debut with the Japanese manufacturer Daiken, a leading home building materials company in Japan. There is a complete range of furniture: Sofa, armchair, bench seats, stools, side tables, a storage cabinet and shelving, launching this material typically found on the ground into a state of weightlessness. A change of function was requested by Daiken in order to consider this material in a new light and move away from its traditional use. The collection will be available right after the fair at Joyce Gallery 168 rue de Valois in Paris (1er) Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Fiuza Faustino : Misarchitectures brings together for the first time the entire work of Didier Faustino. Through drawings, photographs and essays this part-monograph part-manifesto explores the ideas that drive Faustino’s architectural and artistic works : the political and ethical conditions for constructing sites and spaces within the socio-cultural layout of the city, and in particular how to critically approach the problem of the body in both private and public space. At the same time,  the book revisits Faustino’s projects – from sculptures and installations, to public art, architectures and books – up to his most recent work, offering new insight into the artist-architect’s perspective. Lire la suite…

 

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’Petite’ is this year’s theme for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, which visits Maison du Danemark in Paris from 27th january to 3rd of april  to showcase small, elegant furniture designs. ’Petite’ means small in a graceful way. Elegant in a classic sense and, best of all, sophisticated detailing. Lire la suite…

 

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The Tripod is a sensual table lamp by Gijs Bakker in 1978 now produced by Lyngby Porcelean made of one piece of moth-blown glass. Three intriguing structures support the light bulb in the centre of the lamp. Gijs Bakker is a multi-disciplinary Dutch designer, lecturer and one of the original founders of Droog design. Through a philosophy of ‘conceptual design in context’, his studio in Amsterdam follows a holistic design approach in which heart, mind and substance come together. Lire la suite…

 

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Until March 28, 2016 the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, reveals a group exhibition curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli bringing together the works of the the Franco-Portuguese Didier Faustino, the Korean Choi Jeong-hwa, the Italian Martino Gamper and the Mexican Pedro Reyes. Entitled “TRANSFORMERS” the project takes the shape of a critical operation, according to Hou Hanru : « in the work of Choi Jeong-hwa, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Martino Gamper and Pedro Reyes emerges the most contemporary creativity in its social and political commitment in a world in rapid transformation, a globalized world marked by economic, geopolitical and cultural conflicts » . Lire la suite…

 

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Toan Nguyen just designed Ino bathroom collection, a reinterpretation of the classic washbasin shape for swiss brand Laufen. To do this, the innovative collection skilfully uses the design possibilities offered by Laufen’s SaphirKeramik: The objects with their simple lines and delicate yet extremely stable walls appear elegant, inviting and almost weightless. The collection includes wall-mounted washbasins, washbasin bowls, as well as semi-recessed basins, high-quality bathroom furniture and a bathtub available in two versions. Lire la suite…

 

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French industrial designer Toan Nguyen lives in Milan and was born in Paris in 1969. He graduated from the ENSCI (Paris) in 1995. Following Paris and Barcelona, he started his career with Antonio Citterio, where he took over as head of design and co-signed more than forty products over ten years for Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flos, Iittala, Kartell,Technogym and Vitra, amongst others, before founding his own studio in 2008. This hedonistic purist has a flawless career path, as fascinated by mass production as he is by unique ‘bespoke’ pieces, the result of craftsmanship par excellence. Rigorous gestures and an eye for detail with which he experiments at the heart of the very traditional Italian furniture industry and in dojos in a personal capacity: martial arts act as a founding experience to his everyday approach to design. ‘To build a dialogue with a company entails getting a specific feel for the place and the people who form a constituent part of it, just like an empty room can only fulfil its role as a dojo, a fight room, after many years of intense training. The buzz of the work and skills fills the premises or businesses with a certain energy that I also reflect in the projects.’ Lire la suite…