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Smarin will present Sifflu during Art Dubaï and Design Days Dubaï from 14 to 18 march. Sifflu is one of the Therapeutic Objects through Mechanics designed by Stéphanie Marin.  An individual peace pipe to learn how to breath, and expiring well for a better life. The idea of the object came when she saw the raise of electronic smoking devices.  As she resume “ The human being smokes or chews in an ancestral, cultural and social way. The recent expansion of new smoking ways, replacing the tobacco declared like a noxious substance, drove me to question about these practices, toxic according to some, and rooted in the habits of many. The breath is in fact, the center of the question. If the various smokers are used to very mechanical bad habits, certain non-smokers make it just as much, forgetting the importance for the health to breathe well. The fact of inspiring a lot, too much, and not expiring well, too little, make short cycles, create tensions, and maintain the stress.(more…)
 

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Invited to the 10th edition of the St Etienne Design Biennial focused on labor, T&P WORK UNit will share the array of its business advisory activities through design by exhibiting its latest project for the BETC agency in Pantin: reconfiguring the offices of 1 000 white collar workers in the premises of the former Magasins généraux buildings. For the Biennial, a « sample » of the office will be moved to the premises of the former weapons manufacturing factory and activated. (more…)

 

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Let the party begin: Merci in Paris in May coinciding with D’DaysH.P. DECO in Tokyo in June; Please do not enter in Los Angeles in July and Comptoir 102 in October in Dubai during design week. The iconic April Vase vase by Tsé & Tsé is taking you on a trip around the world for a lavish, bohemian and creative anniversary, as only its two founders know how. Two limited editions of the April Vase and thirty or so creators (designers, musicians, writers, visual artists, etc.) will pay tribute to the extraordinary path taken by Catherine Levy and Sigolène Prébois. In 25 years, the two friends have established a Parisian style that is now a prerequisite in Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. The functional precision gained from ENSCI (Parisian school of reference for which they made the cut), marked by their fantastic creative independence. Parisians obviously. Tsé & Tsé do as they please and succeed. No normal person born after 1965 can live decently without its Famished Tableware, April Vase, Windfall Hanging Vase or Cubist Garland. These successes shaped domestic style in the 90s and 2000s. All due respect ladies. (more…)

 

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“Augmenting the invisible” presents the first monographic exhibition of Jakob + MacFarlane in Germany. The multidisciplinary and multicultural architecture studio, founded by Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane in 1997, is one of the most experimental offices operating based in Paris, France. Projects like ‘Frac’ in Orleans, Restaurant ‘Georges’ at Centre Pompidou, ‘Orange Cube’ and ‘Euronews Headquarters’ in Lyon or ‘Conservatoire de Musique et de Dance’ in Noisy le Sec are results of their unique mode of architectonic form-making, in which the firm developed, through exploration of digital technology – both as conceptual tool and as means of production – a distinctive, individualistic signature that simultaneously redefines local context. The studio’s approach is a permanent attempt to reinterpret the context of a project. Each of their interventions witnesses an extreme interest and research for the site in order to develop a richer project response. Through this process a meaning, sense and resonance to the work is given and at the same time it creates an architecture that is open to a changing and evolving world. Their projects are resulting from their unique design-approach to reinterpret the projects context, its gridlines, topologies or physical streams and transfer them into digital form where it can be manipulated. Thus, this piece of tangible becomes part of the original matrix of the project.

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Ora Ito and marble specialist Citco will unveil Venus chair next month during Milan furniture fair. Over the last 20 years, 1997-2017, Ora Ito has constructed a sensual and rational expression of volumes adapted to suit each function. This sculpted chaise longue, Venus, is part of his DNA. A Venus with imperious vivacity that is disconcertingly asymmetrical. This is a celebration of drawing in space by a visual designer who digitally sculpts marble, centimetre by centimetre, with amazing dynamic precision. The best of the Italian craft industry meets streamlined vitality. (more…)

 
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The Kazimir Chandelier by new york based studio Ladies & Gentlemen is now available at Triode (Paris). Kasimir was inspired by the late 1800 Russian artist, Kazimir Malevich, who created paintings often composed of flat, abstract areas of multi-layered shapes and compositions. Like his work, the Kazimir fixture is the result of the designers increased experimentation with “complexity & layering”, geometric abstraction and minimalism. (more…)
 

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Kepler by Arihiro Miyake for NEMO is a new pendant lamp in epoxy-coated aluminium. Available in the uplight and downlight versions, in matt white or black, for a widespread and comfortable lighting. The endless line is made through a 3 dimensional deformation process of the extruded aluminium, designed with the arithmetic of the Moebius ribbons. (more…)

 

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Chantal Hamaide, chief editor of Intramuros magazine, selected the Spigolo system by NEMO for her Café Intramuros this year at Maison et Objet fair. Designed by Studio Charlie, Spigolo is a floor, wall and pendant lamps system based on an extruded and tubular aluminium structure, connected with moulded ABS joints, with white or black painted finish. Thanks to the joints, enabling the profiles to house LED sources, one can rotate 360° in order to produce a directional direct or indirect lighting, screened by an opaline diffuser in polycarbonate. A lecture by NEMO CEO Federico Palazarri is scheduled sunday 25 th january at 3 PM, Conference space Hall 7. 

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Maison et Objet – Parc des expositions Villepinte

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Cassina presents new finish for Ico chair during IMM Cologne this week. Ico has enshrined Ora ïto in the legendary heritage of Cassina alongside Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Gaetano Pesce, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. The Italian manufacturer makes its unique know-how, at the exact point of equilibrium between craft and industry, available to designers and architects with the ability to redefine the borders between style and experimentation. Thanks to an on-going exchange with the Cassina workshop for over three years, Ora ïto outlines a new, elegantly refined archetypal comfort. (more…)

 

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Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas unveil new Adjustable lamp for italian light specialist NEMO. Olympia is a versatile concept for home and office. Its technorganic design is a perfect icon of the worldwide acclaimed architects approach.  (more…)