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In a close link between industry and culture, Form Us With Love and IKEA are collaborating to create something strong and affordable. Using neat yet durable frames, a new collection of chairs and stools are presented with a remarkable price. “The great idea behind the JANINGE collection is the democratization of design, to create a durable construction, based on the needs of both domestic and public environments,” says Åsa Hederberg, product developer at IKEA.   Lire la suite…

 

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Given the success of the first small ‘Light Air’ table lamp by Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell, the range has been expanded with the addition of two new wall and hanging lamps. Light Air is a delusive table lamp, a pendant luminaire that defies the laws of gravity, “like a ballerina floating in the air, the most recent Light Air model with a lamp shade cut in the manner of crystal providing even more precious light. A luminous jewel made entirely of plastic,’ according to Eugeni Quitllet.  Lire la suite…

 

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Building on the penetrating-form concept of the Capsula light by Lucie Koldova for Brokis in 2013, the futuristic bell-shaped MONA exemplifies a sensitive beauty found only in smooth glass and soft curves. The LED light source daringly pierces the delicate body of the lamp and illuminates the design’s thrilling tension, while the artist’s distinctive style is reflected in the unexpected combination of materials, generous dimensions, and precise craftsmanship. Mona collection consists from pendant, floor and table lamp. Lire la suite…

 

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The Lab Light’s success by Andrea Kleinloog for Karakter brought on the desire to make a “youthful” version that could be more successfully (and easily) customized. The starting point was to look at scientific equipment using steel only – allowing for the entire luminaire to be spray painted. The base, stem, lampshade and rotating arm (basically everything) is painted aluminum. The lamp comes with a black 2 m. cord with an on/off switch. Lire la suite…

 

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Natalie Seroussi lives in a place between art and architecture since 26 years at the Villa Bloc in Meudon. The setting of the famous villa designed in the 1950s by André Bloc, a precursor of contemporary architecture, impacts her work as a gallery owner, as well as her sensitivity as a collector. Every year, since 2008, Natalie Seroussi invites an artist to interact with this extremely unique architectural heritage. On the heels of Ernesto Neto, Mathieu Briand, Malachi Farrell, Michel François, Tobias Putrih, Phill Niblock, Natalie Seroussi has asked Didier Faustino to do a proposal as a visual artist, as well as an architect.

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KKDC, manufacturer of haut de gamme LED lighting and OBUMEX builder of bespoke kitchens and interiors have collaborated on a new Parisian showroom dedicated to architects, interior and lighting designers. The design is signed by Joseph Dirand, the star of French interior design. Joseph’s graphic yet silky style is evident in both the volumes and lines of the showroom and also in the design of the kitchen produced exclusively by OBUMEX and shown in preview last 11th of September at the opening party. Lire la suite…

 

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It is a brand new start for the iconic danish company Lyngby Porcelean. Lyngby was founded in 1936 in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark and manufactured dinnerware, vases and other decorative objects of high quality. A few years ago the brand was revived and it is now one of the strongest lifestyle brands in Scandinavia. The factory managed to leave a large footprint due to its unique and distinctive designs that elegantly combined noble craftsman­ship with modern techniques and a focus on form and function. This strong legacy and timelessness is still the cornerstone of the brand and today Lyngby Porcelæn perfectly balances being a heritage brand as well as a sought after lifestyle brand. In the post war era in Denmark, Lyngby Porcelæn was the same size as both Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grøndahl. Lyngby Porcelæn is again behind the launch of their iconic designs, which are brought back to life with the utmost care and reverence for their place in the history of Danish design. Besides launching these classic designs we also wish to identify and develop designs of today. Lire la suite…

 

‘Jungle Wash’ bathroom by Jose Levy and Up Group

For Wallpaper Hand Made exhibition during last  Milan furniture fair, José Levy has designed a bathroom collection called Jungle Wash for the Italian marble specialist company Up Group, incorporating shelving, a sink, a tap, a mirror, a foldaway stool and even a toothbrush: a wild and offbeat shower; an oasis of freshness in the Amazon jungle. Lire la suite…

 

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After its launch in Hong Kong last May, the new Lounge concept for Audemars Piguet goes to Miami for the famous contemporary art fair Art Basel from 4 to 7th december. The prestigious Swiss fine watchmaking brand called upon Mathieu Lehanneur to design its new presentation, demonstration and sales areas. The French designer literally scans the Joux Valley, the brand’s historical birthplace, to replicate its mineral DNA suspended in the air.
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EUGENI QUITLLET BY RAINER HOSCH

Eugeni Quitllet will take over the Centre Pompidou Boutique from September 3rd to october 3rd with a selection from Kartell, Alias, Vondom, Christofle, Ipi ….He likes to define himself as a disonador, a combination of designer and dreamer in Spanish, inventing a future liberated from gravity where he blends digital precision and fluid sinuosity summing up contrasting aesthetics. Born in Ibiza, this industrial dreamer started out observing a strip of rural beach casually become a venue for ultramodern electric music, before growing up in Barcelona, where Gaudi’s wild organic explosive structure rubs shoulders in juxtaposition with the Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe, a rationalist marmoreal landmark located in Catalonia before settling in the United States. Eugeni Quitllet is the pioneering designer of the moment to follow for the best insight to our fast-moving paradoxical era. Lire la suite…