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Small and large Borne Béton are now available for public. Borne Béton is a concrete lamp that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1952 for the Projet Unité d’Habitation de Marseille (Housing Unit) and for the Bhakra Dam and Sukhna Dam in India. On production by NEMO, the light is now available for both indoor and outdoor use in two sizes: a large floor lamp model and a small table lamp model. Both models use LEDs. Lire la suite…

 

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Bestor Architecture’s design for the new Silverlake Conservatory of Music at 4652 Hollywood Boulevard is a vibrant musical village enclosed within the shell of a classic and ubiquitous Hollywood bowstring truss warehouse. Lire la suite…

 

Titia nera _Arihiro Miyake

Titia is a suspended swirl of light, ‘I had in mind a lamp that would bring together the spirit of Christmas garlands and wooden merry-go-rounds,’ summarises Arihiro Miyake. ‘It’s an old idea that I can at last bring to fruition thanks to the development of LED technology. A cluster of points of light are enclosed within a form that is as light as possible.’ Lire la suite…

 
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Since 2014, T&P Work UNit has applied a unique methodology to coordinate the
programming and artistic and operational management of BETC’s move to the Magasins généraux in Pantin. Today two new workspaces are up and running on the top two floors of the building, Le Garage and La Cantine, and a series of benches for pathways, cumulatively 1.8 km. Luis Laplace has been commissioned to assist Mercedes Era in developing a dining room. In September T&P Work UNit will deliver its new project: a micro-architecture called Mini-Skunk and the publication of two books on relationships between offices and design, one containing images and The Generic Office project, and the other historic and theoretical texts on this subject for businesses, students and researchers. Lire la suite…
 

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If you like short stories, the April Vase can be summed up in a few words: designed by Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy in 1991, the distinct April Vase comprises 21 tubes and is inspired by Japanese ikebana. Its shape is adaptable and enables each flower to be isolated and therefore glorified. The metallic rings slot together providing infinite flexibility for composing your arrangement. You can add or take away segments. It was an immediate success in France, the United States and Japan before joining the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in 1997. The April Vase remains one of the era’s most enduring icons. The story does however merit closer inspection… Lire la suite…

 

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New place for art and design, Atelier Relief invited Mathias Kiss, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin and Ionna Vautrin (Tryptich mirror above) to share their vison of relief at the occasion of Art Brussels last week. Founded in Brussels by Farid Issa and Thomas Erber in 2015, Atelier Relief is a triple space, a place for creating, producing and exhibiting, where reliefs, sculptural variations of an image are conceived and produced. Images and volumes are per- manently moving back and forth at the Atelier. The image stops being a flat object, changes into a volume, a shaped space. The material diffracted into a volume, ins- talled on a wall, is presented like a painting. An innovative and unusual format that draws artists, photographers and designers in like a decisive breath.  Lire la suite…

 

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Exhibiting for the first time this spring in Milan during the Salone at Euroluce and Fuori Salone at the Brera design apartment, Atelier de Troupe, lead by artistic director Gabriel Abraham, draw from the ethos of Rudolph Schindler and 1920’s modernist design. True to his passion for ambiance, Abraham has designed a collection reflecting the aesthetic of the Schindler Chace House. A concrete building with Japanese-inspired sliding panels inspired by a trip to Yosemite, it was designed as a cooperative live/work space. The open floor plan seamlessly integrates the California landscape into the interior, setting a precedent for the architecture of Los Angeles. For their inaugural show, Atelier de Troupe will debut a large new collection of lighting and furniture reflecting this philosophy and showcase it within a set that is a reimagined version of this historic home.

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Orbit table _ Jean-Marie Massaud

‘When I work on a project, there is always an attempt to revitalise the subject in which I’m involved.’ With Orbit, Jean-Marie Massaud creates for NEMO an essential synthesis of lighting system in 2017: a ‘lampshade/source of light’ ring situated in space to provide a directional, diffuse and warm light.

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Orbit table _ Jean-Marie Massaud

To celebrate the 56th edition of Euroluce Milan from April 4th to April 9th 2017, Nemo is proud to announce these new additions to our Contemporary and Masters Collections. These lamps are the dramatic result of bringing together talented world renowned designers and architects to create new stylish state of the art lighting fixtures. The Masters Collection has always featured a unique selection of icons realized by designers such as Le Corbusier, Magistretti, Albini and Perriand and architects like Massaud, Ricciotti, Miyake and Kalpakian. This year the Collection is enriched with a number of new editions. The Pierre Paulin Maison joins the Masters Collection with the new Elysée Collection. Originally designed for President Georges Pompidou in 1969, the Elysée Collection is composed of two pieces: a floor lamp and a wall lamp, both with a simple and harmonious design for the dining room, the smoking area and a library hall of the French Presidential palace. Jean Marie Massaud (image above) brings Orbit to the Collection. Orbit is a table lamp and a customizable pendant system that uses Nemo’s technological know-how to produce an ethereal statement with an essential ring that joins the functions of the lamp and the lighting source. The result is an ultra-technological and warm system. In cooperation with Nemo, the Italian Martino Gamper shakes lighting codes by mixing lighting with architecture to produce a poetical and delicate original composition. Martino’s work places him at the limit of design and art. Arihiro Myake is also bringing Titia, a suspended swirl of light.  Lire la suite…

 

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Merci will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tsé & Tsé’s April Vase from 2 to 6th May during Paris D’ Days 2017. Tsé & Tsé founders Catherine Levy and Sigolène Prébois are inviting friends and Parisians to celebrate a lavish, bohemian and creative anniversary, in a style unique to the founders. Two limited editions of the vase will be revealed for the occasion (see above Edition Tséciale), surrounded by thirty or so tribute pieces by the Tsé & Tsé crew (creators, designers, musicians, writers, visual artists, etc.). Lire la suite…

 
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