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The sensual geometry of the Sitio pieces by Atelier de Troupe recall Robert Mallet–Stevens, or perhaps is it Schindler or Sornet? The hallmarks of the masters of modernism have pervaded our psyche, merging into one to present one and the same experience, a lifestyle when we believed in futur as a promess. Sitio collection offers an armchair, daybed and table designed with precise, minimalist and inviting lines in oak, blackened oak or walnut. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Fiuza Faustino unveiled XYZ, his very first lounge, bar and restaurant for Zebrastraat conference center in Ghent (Belgium) “The XYZ Lounge is an intersection, a space where paths meet. It is the central point for exchanges between the visitors of the conference center of Zebrastraat in Ghent. It questions the contemporary notions of conviviality and physicality. During a time where social, sexual, and gender identities are upturned and questioned, how may one provide a space which is both neutral and sensual, a space free from social markers, without tailoring to a singular identity?” summarizes Didier Faustino. Lire la suite…

 

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Estudio Persona just unveiled Flow collection at ICFF may 20-23 in New York.  Flow evolved from the natural juxtaposition of how the two designers think about space ans sculptural material in contrast to the soft lines of nature. materialized in both furniture (sofa, stool and table) and lighting (sconce), the collection looks for light in darkness and for softness in harsh steel and glass. Flow is in constant movement, the folding and unfolding of shapes as they grow and evolve into enduring forms and shadows pinpointed by the absence of color. Lire la suite…

 

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Atelier de Troupe unveiled Kyoto sconces during last ICFF fair in New York. Kyoto is a unique outdoor/indoor lamp collection. Sand cast in bronze, brass and aluminum, the sconces are hand made sculptures that melt into the elements and are also wet proof. Based in Los Angeles, Atelier de Troupe is a creative studio founded by former film-set designer Gabriel Abraham. Since 2011, he has summarized the imaginary décor of the 20th century, creating lamps and furniture with an immediately evocative power.  Atelier de Troupe conceives modern antiques with timeless charm, diving into the grammar of Bauhaus, of 60s Italian cinema or of French decorative spirit. Lire la suite…

 

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Secret d’Atelier unveils his new collection  ”Bois Brûlé”  inspired by the Japanese ancestral technique Shou-sugi ban. The advantage of this technique is that it protects the wood naturally by carbonization. The wooden boards are placed on a bed of ember for about ten minutes. The craftsman will then clean each board to rid it of coal residues, water it before letting dry and coat it with oil to complete the finish. The boards are perfectly protected against UV, weather and insects and become absolutely immune due to the resistant surface. Lire la suite…

 

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This coming 7thof June, guests of the Triode gallery will be equipped with a previously unheard of accessory at a design preview: A virtual reality headset. Jacques Barret, the founder of Triode, will inaugurate the virtual extension of his Parisian address, a first in the contemporary furniture scene. A 120 m2 classical Parisian apartment within which architects are invited to wander to discover the American design which the gallery showcases. “I am in love with our address on the rue Jacob which is both intimate and central yet the small size of the space sometimes prevents us from showing monumental pieces, forcing us to make choices with regards to the brands which we decide to put at the forefront” explains Jacques Barret. “I therefore sought after creating a virtual space for architects, an entirely digital family apartment within which they may walk around and change a chandelier or wallpaper at the click of a button. It is mind blowing. We may place all of the American creators and brands for Parisians to discover!” summarizes Jacques Barret. Lire la suite…

 

Iacoli & McAllister collaboration with John Hogan

The American artist and designer John Hogan will be presenting a selection of exclusive new pieces at the Triode gallery as of the 7th of June. Based in Seattle, John Hogan works for one single obsession: glass. His pieces sway between sculpture and functionalism, accentuating the circulation of light within this magical material. Lire la suite…

 

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Estudio Persona will unveil Flow collection at ICFF may 20-23 in New York – booth 336.  Flow evolved from the natural juxtaposition of how the two designers think about space ans sculptural material in contrast to the soft lines of nature. materialized in both furniture and lighting, the collection looks for light in darkness and for softness in harsh steel and glass. Flow is in constant movement, the folding and unfolding of shapes as they grow and evolve into enduring forms and shadows pinpointed by the absence of color. Lire la suite…

 

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House of Finn Juhl relaunches the 48 Series with the “Heart Shaped Backrest” together with the “Cocktail Bench” both soon available at Triode Gallery - the House of Finn Juhl in Paris - 26 rue Jacob 75006. In 1948, the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote the following review about Finn Juhl and Niels Vodder’s stand “The Study of an Art Collector”: ”… The collaboration between Vodder and Finn Juhl is not a new one. They have participated at the (Cabinetmakers’ Guild) Exhibitions with increasing success for years now. But this year they have managed to reach a new level, best classified as a new school of design.” Today, 70 years later, House of Finn Juhl has decided to relaunch the series that consists of a chair and a sofa-bench. The series has been unveiled at the furniture fair Salone del Mobile in Milan. Lire la suite…

 

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Danish architect and designer, Bodil Kjær designed The Desk (photo above) in 1959 which has become an icon of popular culture (thanks to James Bond) together with the Cross vase and other of her minimalist designs. Between 1955 and 1963, she developed a series of “ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE” to solve problems of functional and aesthetic nature. The objects were among others specified by Marcel Breuer and Jose Luis Sert and were in production in USA, Sweden and Denmark. The majority of these furniture, lamps and glass have not been in production for 40 years but are now being relaunched by Carl Hansen & Son, Holmegaard, Karakter Copenhagen, Schwinn, Made a Mano and Illums Bolighus. During last Milan Design Week,  FORM PORTFOLIOS * and the different manufacturers came together at Palazzo Litta in a celebration of Bodil Kjær’s life long work with design and architecture showcasing a great variety of her work to display both indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and decorative objects in diverse materials such as wood, acrylics, leather and glass. Bodil Kjaer curated the display. Elements of architecture catalog here Lire la suite…