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The leading Nordic bathroom specialist Svedbergs approached Form Us With Love to find an elegant solution to the customizable bathroom platform. New insights into how people use and construct their bathrooms informed the design of a simplified range of profiles, glass screens, handles and trays. The versatile platform proves that you can easily translate the vision you have for your own space, big and small, into a finished solution. “It is a generous idea for a user that gravitates towards the experience of online and offline, The Forsa Collection allows you to choose all the details yourself,” says Form Us With Love. Lire la suite…

 

MATHIEU LEHANNEURChinese technology giant Huawei announced the french designer Mathieu Lehanneur as Chief Designer. In doing so, the global player affirms its strong strategic positioning in product design. Mathieu Lehanneur will lead the  Aesthetics Research Center (ARC) unveiled this week in Paris. Heading up this research and innovation unit comprising around twenty designers, Mathieu Lehanneur will inspire and bring coherence to each branch of the brand’s products. From image to object and from product to shop…

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Mathieu Lehanneur has 6 products on show at St Etienne design Biennale meanwhile chinese technology giant Huawei just announced the french designer  as Chief Designer worldwide known for his work on new ergonomics and new uses, as well as for his ability to embody the period with products. A logical move for Paola Antonelli (design curator at the MoMA, NY). She describes the designer as ‘the champion of intellectual agility in the field of contemporary design.’
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Since Napoleon did it… Following last year’s extraordinary success, Mosca Partners and DAMN° have joined forces to occupy Palazzo Litta during Milan Design Week, along with some of the main international players on the design stage. One of the most anticipated events in the busy Fuorisalone programme will take place at Quartiere 5 VIE in Corso Magenta 24, at Palazzo Litta, a fascinating example of Lombard Baroque architecture in the city centre. Inside the palace, Mosca Partners and DAMN° are assembling a selection architects, designers, and corporate partners, to express themselves under one theme: Materials. A Matter of Perception, which is all about the origin of concepts; how materials affect and define an object or an idea, with the purpose of looking at things in everyday life in a different way. Lire la suite…

 

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On the occasion of D Days 2015 in Paris next june, the Roset factory will be at 68, rue Réaumur, in the 3rd district of Paris ! The Ligne Roset shop will showcase the production of the iconic Togo seat created by Michel Ducaroy in 1973. José Charro, upholsterer at Roset for 34 years, will make Togo seats live on Wednesday 3rd June, on an hourly basis from 2pm to 9pm. A Togo fireside chair will emerge from this ephemeral workshop! For the first time the public will see the exact gestures used to shape the infamous folds that give each Togo its personality.

 

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Form Us With Love designs and curates Beer exhibition at Spritmuseum in Stockholm, celebrating the science and art of beer making. In responds to the growing number of connoisseurs, passionate brewers and beer fans, Form Us With Love has designed a beer exhibition based on the culture of craft and experimentation.  Lire la suite…

 

 

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Ligne Roset Réamur showroom in Paris  will soon show “Beau Fixe” by Inga Sempé well known for her impertinent independence and practical rigour “As a child, we had two armchairs at the seaside, massive like elephants sitting on their hindquarters, the front legs of which formed the armrests and ‘ears’. These ‘ears’, I loved them since, not being at home, I could mess them up : I was always snuggled there in my wet swimsuit, my damp hair resting against an ‘ear’ whilst I wiped my hands on the sausage-shaped armrests. Redesigning such an armchair is a difficult undertaking : I had to work with this typology without nostalgia, seeing past its common association with convalescents or the retiredLire la suite…

 

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Bon Marché has invited the House of Finn Juhl Paris for a special exhibition from 1st to 30th April, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the mythical Pelican chair and two new editions that Finn Juhl will present at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, by the Danish manufacturer Onecollection, including the Reading chair designed in 1953 (photo above).

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The Stockholm based Studio, Form Us With Love, has designed a new range of acoustic panels for Baux after being given the brief to think large. In a combination of property and geometry, the studio decided to bring chunks of Swedish forest into the interior space using a wide format. Lire la suite…

 

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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