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With two new bookcases designed for books or CDs, Mauro Canfori, artistic director and founder of TEEbooks, pursues his quest to create the most invisible and universal shelves at the best possible price. The modular system comes with or without a stand, exists in two widths and may be mounted onto the wall, prolonging the height of the shelves. Adjustable, the two foldable metal bookcases are made in Italy, available only in an evanescent white so as to melt into contemporary interiors. (more…)

 

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Atelier de Troupe unveiled Alice at the latest New York furniture fair in May. A spectacular lamp available as a chandelier or on a stand, conceived as a tribute to brutalist modular architecture. With this new collection of sensual geometry, Gabriel Abraham, the artistic director and founder of the brand remains faithful to the line of contemporary nostalgia which has been at the heart of Atelier de Troupe’s success since 2011. (more…)

 

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From the 20thof September to the 4thof December 2018 the VIA will present a commission of NellyRodi with original scenography by Döppel Studio showcasing a 360° view of motifs and furniture. An exhibition aimed at decrypting the resurgence of patterns, the invasion of floral or geometric forms from clothes to wallpaper, as well as the unavoidable presence of drawing, from materials to the structure of the furniture itself. (more…)

 

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For their first Parisian solo show, David Brognon Stéphanie Rollin will present « Call (809) 610 – WAIT », a new series of works, at the untilthen gallery as of the 8thof September 2018. Installation, sculpture, photos and straw marquetry embark us upon a peculiar kind of time travel, one where the act of waiting keeps us hanging in a state of limbo. This very subject has become an obsession for both artists. Since 2008 David Brognon and Séphanie Rollin have built an impressive corpus dedicated to time, its measure, its passing, its meanders and dead-ends. “The world is a waiting room. As of our birth we are trapped on a timeline where death is the natural yet unpredictable outcome, give or take a few years. Our daily activities are but a mere artifice aimed at cheating the waiting game. Our works are always a description of this wait between hope, resignation and impatience. Yet, the languor of the wait is also the impassioned state where movement begins. A gestation before the birth of action.” (more…)

 

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Since 2013, Ateliers Zelij has built a bridge between traditional Moroccan zellige tile-work and contemporary architecture. The geometric rigor of patterns combined with the soft irregularity of surfaces and shades of color have made of these antique glazed and chiseled clay tiles a must-have in decoration. The zellige tile-work installation, which Hermes chose to put on display at their art de vivre stand in Milan, is but one example. Artist and designer, Samir Mazer born in Tetouan Morocco, reinvents new patterns and new formats on a daily basis with Delphine Laporte from within their Toulouse based studio. A complementary partnership, both at work and at home, has made this a duo key figure of the zellige revival. (more…)

 

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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. (more…)

 

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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. (more…)

 

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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. (more…)

 

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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. (more…)

 

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Upon the invitation of  David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, Robert Samuel is waiting in the church of Saint-Savinien for the 8th Melle Biennial in France.   In 2012 Robert Samuel invented a new profession: the line sitter, waiting in line for others. The Same Ole Line Dudes team, as he named his company, stand in lines all throughout New York for impatient consumers who lust after the new IPhone or for front-row seats to a show but don’t want the inconvenience and hassle of a cue which can sometimes last several days. By filling a contemporary need, Robert Samuel has become a new benchmark to measure time.  (more…)