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Soon at Ligne Roset Réaumur showroom (Paris), Andy sofa by Pierre Paulin designed in 1962. Between 1953 and 1959, Pierre Paulin’s initial creations were produced by Meubles TV and Thonet France. In 1958 though, he met Kho Liang Te, Artistic Director of Artifort, and his Managing Director Harry Wagemans, who were on the lookout for a French designer. With the pick of many promising young talents, they had the foresight to choose him, despite his reserved and untalkative demeanour. Lire la suite…

 

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Soon at Ligne Roset Réaumur showroom, Paper lamp by cuban designer René Barba explores a new material for Ligne Roset : non-woven fabric. Not just any old fabric, of course: a special non-woven fabric which is tear-proof and classed M1 (non-inflammable). This non-woven fabric is made up in a kind of double-sided envelope, with one printed and one white face – this covers the entire structure and also the black lacquered steel base. This shade in non-woven fabric, light as a feather, gives off a muted light to create a calming atmosphere. With its attractive curves, the delicate nature of its irregular hand-drawn style (vertical stripes in the case of the small version and squares in the case of the large version) is the source of its charm. Lire la suite…

 

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For the Maison & Objet fair, Brokis presents Whistle, a new pendant light by Lucie Koldova. Whistle is a new, very contemporary  story in the playful sensuality of the glassblower. Whistle is one of the nickname glassblowers give to the cane they use to blow glass. A rustic and solid tool that Lucie Koldova hollows out, revealing the full transparency of its interior with which she invents a hybrid form filled with the energy from the blowing and the light. Whistle is a simple luminous stroke, wrapped in a diaphanous shade embracing its vertical drop revealing it in its best light. Lire la suite…

 

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Before discovering the exciting PP Mobler relaunch of the Pot chair by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel next month at Stockholm furniture fair, here is a look back to the pp112 designed in 1978 by Hans Wegner for PP. p112 is a hybrid design comprising features from Wegner’s series of Chinese chairs and his many attempts at creating a modern version of the British Windsor Chair. Consequently this easy chair is light and elegant, and it is a brilliant example of Wegner’s insistence on traditional simplicity in both construction and design. Lire la suite…

 

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Moda International and Walter Knoll are delighted to host systems – a retrospective of 1960’s Braun Design, together with a graphic interpretation of Dieter Rams design values today. Braun and Walter Knoll are excellent examples of German design history. The former with industrial design, the latter with furniture design. Being influenced by the Bauhaus and the German modernism movement, Braun and Walter Knoll have become major references and have shaped the world of modern design. Curated by das programm – online archive and gallery of designs by Dieter Rams for Braun – systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs, and examples ‘60s Braun Design printed materials and products first presented in London by the end of 2013. Lire la suite…

 

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Laura Straßer has designed the porcelain lamp ”Von Ribbeck” for Karakter - a lamp which takes its inspiration from a poem, a region and a grandmother.  Lire la suite…

 

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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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Artefact of fantasy, Terra Incognita by Didier Faustino for the 140 years of  Topazio establishes a frame of merging an ornemental piece and a fragment of vanity. The baroque trophy and its reflection deforms the image of the spectator. This effect guides our judgement on the field of anxiety, embarrassment, perplexity and paradoxically contemplation. Refering to the “Queer readings”, literature of the 70s, and the writings of Le Marquis de Sade, this work highlights a praise of the transgressive aspect of our pleasures. 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…