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TEEBooks is the most simple and invisible wall shelf system on the market. It is made entirely to serve books, DVDs, CDs, small objects… “Many shelves and bookcases exist, yet none seek to make themselves forgotten. I had in mind a design that would be truly humble, functional and durable.” explains Mauro Canfori, designer and founder of the brand. TEEBooks like the golfer’s Tee, a small T-shaped object, fundamental for the game yet made to not be seen, to not get in between the golf ball and the club. A discrete object made purely to serve a function. Lire la suite…
 

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In collaboration with the Institut français, VIA has created the NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE exhibition that epitomizes the elegance of French Design to be enjoyed on an international scale. From Los Angeles to Singapore, Milan to Dubai, people in over 20 countries will sample the melting pot of cultural heritage and creativity that is French ‘art de vivre’. Running until April 29th at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles downtown’s Arts District, Angelenos will discover the designers, manufacturers and artisans united by the same values of balance, audacity, openness, and of course, panache. So Starck, so Bouroullec…so French Design.

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Forty international figures from the world of arts-including Christian Liaigre, Pierre Yovanovitch, Paola Antonelli (MOMA), Chantal Thomass (fashion designer), Gunjan Gupta(designer) and many more-have selected their 40 favorite showpieces of lifestyle design. These 21st century pieces-designed by or for Ligne Roset, Fermob, Philippe Starck, Hermés, etc.- are considered to be iconic and will travel the world. The exhibition, launched April 5th, 2017 at the Institute français in Milan, is a celebration of 40 years of VIA’s support for future design.

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The 40 internationally renowned personalities were first interviewed by Peclers agency (leader in trend consulting) and then invited to form a ‘think tank’ to define the essence of French Design based on their individual perspectives. Ten values emerged from the work and discussions of the ‘think tank’, which helped to guide the choice of iconic pieces: Art de Vivre, Panache, Elegance and a Hint of Luxury, Audacity, Cultural Openness, Heritage, Balance, Creativity and Industry, Savoir-Faire, and Sustainable Innovation. The result is the 40 cult objects seen in NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE.

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Triode gallery in Paris offers Arch Mirrors by new york based studio Bower. Arch are composed of pieces of glass mirror of varying tints that together create an elegant optical illusion of three dimensional windows and doorways. The tints are arranged by tone to enhance the shaded effect on the different planes of the shape. Each mirror is framed with a line of thin solid wood. Lire la suite…

 

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Secret d’Atelier, the high-end collection of parquet floor of the Compagnie Française du Parquet, is now offering a range based on the iconic pallet of colours conceived by Le Corbusier. Architectural Polychromy is an infinitely combinable range of colours first developed by the French-Swiss architect upon wallpapers in 1931 and further broadened in 1959. 63 shades of colour exist and may be combined as either neutral or intense associations. Today, Secret d’Atelier proposes a collection of 11 colours: Black Ivory, Ruby, Orange, Cerulean Blue 31, Light Grey 59, Light Natural Shadow, Light Grey 31, Dark Grey 59, Light English Green, Vermilion Red 31 and Burnt Sienna 31. Lire la suite…

 

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Minimal, slender and graceful, Tempo brings rhythm to a space in the form of a chandelier or wall lamp. With Tempo, Atelier de Troupe signs a lamp that brings a heightened sense of elegance through a play with light and empty space. Curves and straight lines embrace each other with geometrical connectors. Visual rhythm and repetition effortlessly occupy large. Tempo exists in satin brass or black brass editions; the glass is blown and frosted.  Lire la suite…

 

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Danish brand Handvark just unveiled the Mantle chair designed by Iskos-Berlin during Maison & Objet fair. Like a mantle thrown over the simple chair frame to make it comfortable, still keeping the print of the person, who just left it… And now it stays waiting for you to host you, to cuddle you. Mantle chair is a perfect design by danish tandem everybody remembers as Komplot design now working with their own names.  Lire la suite…

 

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Estudio Persona, a simple name for two volcanic personalities: Emiliana Gonzalez, an industrial designer and Jessie Young, a conceptual artist. This Uruguayan duo has been living in Los Angeles since 2014. Their two separate visions of the object happily contend with each other on a daily basis. A discussion flows between functionality and sculpture, product and narrative, in order to create furniture that speaks both to space and to the body. Should an object appeal first to the eye or to the function it holds? This eternal design debate is invited on a daily basis into their Angelino art-district-based studio. It is the foundation from which they draw and produce their collection, inspired by Uruguayan culture, far from the exuberantly colorful Latino cliché. Lire la suite…

 

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From 2018 forward, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House in Laurel Canyon will play host to a series of ongoing design-centric exhibitions and programming, kicking off with Pin-up: A Designed Tribute to Schindler’s L.A. This show brings together four Los Angeles-based designers and one artist around the Austrian-born California modernist architect R.M. Schindler: Atelier de Troupe, led by Gabriel AbrahamBrendan RavenhillPamela Shamshiri with John Williams; and long-time Schindler advocates Marmol Radziner. The Fitzpatrick-Leland House (1936) was originally commissioned by developer Clifton Fitzpatrick as a spec house (a real estate promotion to attract buyers to the new housing tracts in Laurel Canyon). Schindler’s now classically modernist design established the area as a common ground for L.A.’s cultural and political avant-garde, and the house continues to inspire today’s thriving creative community. Lire la suite…

 

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Exclusively made-to-measure, the French architect Nicolas Dahan signs an impressive display of design integrated within a 450m2 two-story apartment. A secret is shared with every footstep taken; curves and edges slide towards each other, disappearing into worlds of varnish, marble, wood, coloured mirrors and pastel. An inestimable residence where the ceiling is a luminous work of art itself: an incandescent surface evading all signs of light source, enhancing its own beauty with a filter of natural light. Lire la suite…

 

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The graphic design studio SUPERO unveils a collection of calendars and notepads to organize your time in 2018. Applying the rigor of Swiss typography at its best, the studio combines both precision and originality. The team, who has made the superlative its signature, is one of the greatest ambassadors of the timelessness and rigor of Swiss style. “To be in fashion is easy, to be relevant for a decade is much more interesting to us. Swiss style is at the basis of contemporary graphic design. It is like a bible that we play with, instilling micro-shifts to create identities and objects which are both urban and durable,” describes the duo formed by Jennifer Sunier and Samuel Perroud. Lire la suite…

 
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