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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…

 

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More than 50 years before the Konstantin Grcic’s Chair One and his facets design, the Flag Halyard Chair by Hans J. Wegner designed in 1950 is truly one of a kind. Made of solid stainless steel, 240 meters specially developed flag line and a long-haired sheep skin it is the ultimate relaxing luxury manufactured by PP Mobler ! ”We must be careful that everything doesn’t get so dreadfully serious. We must play – but we must play in a serious way !” – Hans J. Wegner. Lire la suite…

 

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Pullman Tour Eiffel just opened with the second sample of Mathieu Lehanneur ’s “Business Playground” concept : reinvention of the meeting room as a perfect illustration of the “blurring” of private and professional life. This room reflects the brand’s “Work hard, Play hard” motto as well as its guests’ lifestyle. It combines performance and pleasure with a fresh take on the traditional aspects of a meeting: a meeting table designed like a poker table, a private area for informal conversations or breaks, and a cabinet of curiosities. All these features are designed to stimulate creativity and reinvent international hospitality codes. After the success of first Playground at Pullman London St Pancras, the concept is gradually rolled out across the 80 Pullman’s hotels network.  Lire la suite…

 

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Satellite is a lighting system created by the Czech designer Thomas Varga for Brokis. Directly inspired by portable lamps commonly used by mechanics, Satelite has a minimalist rock n’ roll look on its stand like a microphone that has been stood up by the performer. A simple strip of light attached to a ball and socket system allows full freedom of movement. Available as: floor lamp, table lamp and ceiling light. Lire la suite…

 

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Designing and manufacturing go hand in hand. This fundamental dexterity that links brains and hands is now available to the research sector, notably thanks to the reactivity and efficiency of design and digital production tools. Designing function and form are no longer two successive, potentially separate stages overseen by different teams, but the work of one single leadership in the same space and time: design is finally central to the company’s design process. A shining example with the i2R laboratory, an incubator of innovation that marks a departure implemented by the EDF, the interior design of which has been entrusted to the French studio GGSV. When the French public sector breaks with received ideas to equip themselves with flexible and visionary research tools. Lire la suite…

 

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Eugeni Quitllet has disclosed that he is the designer behind the success of the VK-1 headphones by the French brand Aëdle, well on its way to setting a standard on the market. The true DNA of headphones in a nutshell, the Catalan designer reviews the technical and emotional codes for mobility with Aëdle like a brief résumé of the history of music. Gracefully sleek, produced in fine, quietly nostalgic materials (leather and aluminium), VK-1 is a universal and absolutely timeless archetype, willing to be rescaled in the future.  Lire la suite…

 

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Charlotte Biltgen, a rising star in the French decoration world, gives a face lift to the Klay Club, the famous Parisian sports club, entirely renovating the splendid covered terrace and the restaurant now called “Sinople.” * India Madhavi’s former artistic director, tackles this bespoke interior design project for her first independent endeavour, where marble, brass and crushed velvet are the elements required for luxury without any hint of ostentation. The result: a graceful balance between Parisian chic and tropical sweetness. The industrial building designed for exertion housing the Klay Club is suddenly enriched by a restaurant in the form of a well-earned rest with a feminine touch, a welcome oasis. Lire la suite…

 

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Great luxury sometimes comes in small packages. This is one of Wegner’s smallest chairs produced by PP Mobler, but it is an amazing work of art. Designed in 1952 the Cow Horn Chair is the immediate follow up on the breakthrough of Wegner’s career, pp501/pp503 The Chair, and the continuity in shape and philosophy is obvious. But serving a different purpose, Wegner created a chair that was to play an important role in the development of his future work. Lire la suite…

 

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Do you want to relive a great moment? To be literally transported back to a memorable moment experienced yesterday or years ago? Before reading on, discover 3D sound by clicking here (listen with headphones for the maximum surround sound effect). The advent of social networks has given rise to a predominance of looking over listening through the prevalence of photo and video sharing. From today, exchanging experiences is even more magical thanks to surround sound. Following its launch in Milan last April, Boom Boom, the progressive wireless speaker, dreamt up by Binauric, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, is revolutionising the world of portable speakers with a new smartphone application that enables 3D sound to be recorded at home or on the move. The speaker becomes a recorder, capturing unique sounds on your smartphone by means of a panoramic recording method. Incredible sound spatialisation and top quality definition add a new dimension to the audio experience. Live, record and then re-listen with headphones to relive the moment as if you were there. Deeply disturbing teletransportation experience guaranteed. Lire la suite…

 

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Strategically positioned between the prestigious Harvard and MIT universities, Café ArtScience designed by Mathieu Lehanneur opens its doors. Over 1000 m2 to host scientific, intellectual and artistic discussions, Café ArtScience is an hybrid and multi-purpose venue that represents a new equation : Restaurant + Auditorium + Bar + Concept Shop  + Art Gallery = Ideas! Café ArtScience is the missing link between scientific laboratory and literary café, already appealing to scholars, artists, students and investors gathered around the same dishes, to hash out tomorrow’s world.

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