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Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was one of the leading contemporary furniture designers on the American design scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Over a timespan of twenty years he designed an impressive range of furniture, accessories and textiles which made him the bestselling furniture name for years in America. Since his early death in 1969 his designs have not been in production, but are now making their way back to the market in collaboration with world leading manufacturers. Fritz Hansen and Karakter Copenhagen launched pieces from Paul McCobb during Salone del Mobile 2018 and many more has been launched in Milan this year again by De Padova (photo above) Fritz Hansen, Karakter Copenhagen, Schwinn Originals and Made a Mano.
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Inspired by italian grandeur with a touch of Scandinavian minimalism, The Modular Sofa by Handvark offers both a light weigh expression and a high level of comfort. High density foam and with heavy padding on top gives a fluffy look. Elegant and matte black steel legs gives a floating expression. Lire la suite…

 

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matali crasset will unveil Vino Sospeso for the ‘Mindblowing’ exhibition at La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux next month. Unique and ethereal, the nomadic “drinking object” Vino Sospeso produced by the CIAV glassmakers in Meisenthal, will hang from the branches of an imaginary tree, as an invitation to a tasting surrounded by nature. Lire la suite…

 

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The Pewter Collection by Christopher Gentner is a family of furniture pieces defined by their materiality and formal qualities.  One crucible at a time, pewter is melted into liquid form and hand coated onto the steel structure, creating the other-worldly surface that makes each handcrafted pewter table unique. Through its manifestation of conceptual thought and dream like movements expressed through Christopher’s knowledge of materials and craftsmanship. The material finish on each piece turns into a creation unlike any other, embodying the surface of a lunar landscape and a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Available in the simple coffee table, Landscape Coffee Table and Console. All prices on request. Lire la suite…

 

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Furniture and accesories just reissued  by major companies such as De Padova, Fredericia, Design Within Reach, Stellar Work and Camira, more to come in Milan and New York : 2019 will be Jens Risom year ! Risom was a versatile and successful Danish-American designer and businessman who took USA by storm from the 1940s onwards. Lire la suite…

 

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The 2019 made to measure collections imagined by Samir Mazer for Ateliers Zelij continue the reinvention of the traditional Moroccan zellige. New motifs, new shapes, new assemblage patterns, new placing methods, since 2013 thanks to its very own research and development atelier based in Toulouse, this studio specialized in tiling reinvents the infinite possibilities of the small clay tile, building a bridge between Moroccan tradition and contemporary architecture. Lire la suite…

 

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Handvark is now recognised as a major player on the new Danish design scene and unveils new finish for the Lounge Chair, by Emil Thorup, designer and founder of the brand producing stark and durable furnishings. ‘Designing a lounge chair is very demanding in my opinion, especially in Denmark where we have so many design icons that are perfectly comfortable. Now I feel ready. I found Handvark’s DNA with this chair that is as minimalist as our Daybed, but more elegant,’ summarises Emil Thorup. Lire la suite…

 

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Christopher Gentner has created a company that supports and indulges his eccentric delight in Sculptural Objects. This company, g e n t n e r  d e s i g n, is the commercial outlet of his creative output and is supported by an infrastructure that has been painstakingly built with his quest for knowledge, craft and industrial capabilities. Over the years Christopher Gentner has  learned to deftly wield this amalgam of 19th century craft and 21st century computer driven manufacturing. This, odests of combinations, is constantly put into the service of a sensual and sometimes offbeat collection, that resides at the crossroads between art and design, escaping pure functionality in order to flirt with sculpture. Lire la suite…

 

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Atelier de Troupe unveils the 2018 the Pastille pendant. Pastille is a hand blown glass shade that can hang alone or grouped in different color combinations. The hardware is ribbed and made from solid brass and can be finished pure or blackened. Lire la suite…

 

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From the 29th of November 2018 until the 3rd of March 2019, a number of Danish collectors will be exhibiting 100 years of Danish ceramics at the Maison du Danemark in Paris. This exhibition, curated by Carsten Bagge Laustsen, aims at presenting the evolution of Danish ceramic art and showcasing to the French public the vitality and diversity of creation in this field, always ensuring a subtle bond between natural forms, function and technical excellence. Thanks to the exceptional loans from renowned private collectors, the Maison du Danemark will be opening its doors to a retrospective bringing together over 500 pieces from the most important Danish artists. Lire la suite…