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Last year the Danish design brand Karakter Copenhagen introduced its very first collection. A carefully handpicked collection of lamps, furniture, and gallery pieces – some by designers who have already written the history of design others by those who aspire to write the future. For this years collection Karakter Copenhagen is proud to present yet another iconic designer, Achille Castiglioni. The Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) had a passion for re-designing, re-inventing and re-conceptualizing. Traditional interior design objects would pass through his Milan based studio and end up perfected. Lire la suite…

 

France Chair, Table Bench

Finn Juhl‘s elegant France Chair makes a comeback. First presented in Milan at Salone del Mobile by Danish furniture manufacturer Onecollection, Finn Juhl’s stylish France Chair will be available at Triode next month in Paris. This particular chair played an important role in one of Danish design history’s biggest – but least known – adventures. It is the story about how a British pioneer, named Mr. France, kick-started a Danish export phenomenon.

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Ico has enshrined Ora ïto in the legendary heritage of Cassina alongside Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Gaetano Pesce, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. The Italian manufacturer makes its unique know-how, at the exact point of equilibrium between craft and industry, available to designers and architects with the ability to redefine the borders between style and experimentation. Thanks to an on-going exchange with the Cassina workshop for over three years, Ora ïto outlines a new, elegantly refined archetypal comfort. Lire la suite…

 

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Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain just reopened, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system. Lire la suite…

 

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Is this a shelf for food or for books? Ora ïto has designed an upmarket kitchen in the form of a straightforward shelving system stretching indistinctively from kitchen to living room, hence unifying them. Tall and short modules available in wood, melamine and matt or glossy lacquered finishes are combined with the usual range of Scavolini colours. Lire la suite…

 

Portrait Ora Ito ok Ellen Von Unwerth

In 1997, Ora ïto hijacked top brands with his virtual Vuitton and Apple products that instantly became global icons of the digital revolution. A phenomenon in pop culture, he is the youngest designer of his generation to collaborate with jewels of luxury goods and industry, after the huge multi-acclaimed success of his aluminium Heineken bottle. Cappellini, Bouygues, Alstom, Laguiole, Zanotta and Accor highly rate his sculptural design that has become a mark of modernity. Lire la suite…

 

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On 22nd February Ora ïto and Alstom unveiled the tram design that will be supplied to the new Nice tramway line, voted by the inhabitants of Nice throughout January. Ora ïto is collaborating with Alstom to create an organic and rational tram for the new generation of Alstom Citadis X05 citywide tramways. The lucid elegant shape is designed to slip through the historical town paving a contemporary ochre trail. Ochre like the pigments of the façades of the sumptuous Place Massena or Villa Matisse, emblematic 17th century jewels from when Nice was still under Sardinian influence, each tram is designed to summarise the architecture of Nice. Ora ïto draws from his double Italian culture to update a tramway summarising this Mediterranean city. Traditional whitewashed workmanship has been converted into a hi-tech object with the ‘simplexity’ (complexity and simplicity) valued by the designer, this tenacious decoding of the most complex technology to simplify it for users. Lire la suite…

 

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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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