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Behind its classic Parisian facade, the Enfants Riches Déprimés flagship store by Didier Faustino blurs the codes to offer a cold space, without affect. Inspired by the bunker and the bank vault, it is spread over two levels, all in lines, full and void, mixing marble and steel. (more…)

 

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From february 24th to march 7th, Joyce Gallery will introduce Nochapiq in Paris with “Road Trip” exhibition. Alongside her activities in the luxury, fashion and beauty sectors, Noémie Chaillet-Piquand has revealed her artistic talent. In 2018, at the age of 44, the fashion-designer, inventor, interior-decorator and stylist began working under the name Nochapiq. This is now a signature the artist uses, believes in and attaches to everyday wrapped objects, ruffled items of furniture and Parisian paving stones decorated in different colours etc. Her favourite material: the bolduc ribbons produced by luxury fashion houses. A perfect combination of art and today’s society. (more…)

 

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Observing Earth and its territories through a radically new architectural, sociological
and environmental lens, the architecture and urban design office TVK works upon projects varying greatly in scope and ambition. Currently, the office is in charge of thinking the public spaces of the future Grand Paris Express stations, of designing the Ilot fertile d’Éole, the largest group of solid stone buildings built in Paris since Haussman (19th district of Paris), and of the creation of the Media Village for the Paris Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. The founders, Pierre Alain Trévelo and Antoine Viger- Kohler, authors of the reconfiguration of the Place de la République in Paris and of the transformation of the E40 motorway into public space in Brussels, or even of the brand new housing and cultural centre of Batignolles in the 17th district of Paris, consistently enhance and add value where others cannot see it, or cannot see it yet. (more…)

 

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Parisian precursor of the emerging “listening bar” culture, Jean Louis la Nuit offers a place where vinyl lovers can come together to listen to their favourite albums with high fidelity analogue sound. An out of the ordinary place for an extraordinary character; a platform dedicated to young creators of fashion, art and design. Shaped as a 70’s cave and open to all forms of experimentation, its visitors are submerged into a retro futuristic vibe, unlike any other in Paris. (more…)

 

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Inspired by a heroine of Danish storyteller Karen Blixen, the tales from her life in Kenya during the 1920’s and 30’s and as accounted in her celebrated novels such as ‘Out Of Africa’. The design of The Dark Spine Rug by Camilla Stærk for Handvark is an interpretation of a spine silhouette.  (more…)

 

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From september 13th to 15th, Ateliers Zelij will be part of House of Crafts exhibition  curated by AD Germany in Berlin to focus on a new generation of craftmen. The 2019 made to measure collections imagined by Samir Mazer for Ateliers Zelij continue the reinvention of the traditional Moroccan zellige. New motifs, new shapes, new assemblage patterns, new placing methods, since 2013 thanks to its very own research and development atelier based in Toulouse, this studio specialized in tiling reinvents the infinite possibilities of the small clay tile, building a bridge between Moroccan tradition and contemporary architecture. (more…)

 

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French architects studio TVK & Tolila+Gilliland just unveiled a new cultural block in Paris (Clichy-Batignolles area) : Seven-theater cinema with cultural space, community center with concert space and dance studios, 342 residential units, a shared garden, bespoke artwork, and retail space.  Three residential buildings offering exceptional views of the great Parisian landscape anchor three corners of a mixed-use block. At the heart of the project is a cultural center for the new ZAC Clichy- Batignolles district in Paris’ 17th arrondissement: a seven-theatre cinema and a community center. These public volumes, anchored to the ground, give way to the public realm and are crowned with hanging gardens. Three residential blocks emerge from this base, climbing up to 50 meters. This simple distribution of masses effectively resolves the inscription of a complex program on a high-density site. (more…)

 

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Until the 5thof October at the gallery Triode, Calico Wallpaper, John Hogan and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio come together to explore the phenomenon of illusory perception through an installation. Three distinct pieces dialogue together, creating an environment mixing material reality and optical illusions. (more…)

 

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In the continuous search of something new, Secret d’Atelier comes up with its latest collection of luxury floors: the Illusion Collection, a real technological triumph that makes possible to put together considerably realistic images by an innovative and artistic process. The idea of this image arrangement stems from a meeting between Secret d’Atelier teams and a famous photographer. Very keen on art and new technologies, they decide to combine these two worlds and put art at our feet through a trompe l’oeil effect on parquet floorboards: the Illusion Collection was born. (more…)

 

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Emil Thorup. Founder of HANDVÄRK and the designer of the first collection of furniture, autodidactic 35-year old Emil Thorup was formerly a celebrated TV-Host, with a lifelong passion for architecture and design. He is greatly inspired by the Bauhaus movement and strives to minimize unnecessary theatrics in his design, still pursuing a Nordic warmth. (more…)