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Inspired by italian grandeur with a touch of Scandinavian minimalism, The Modular Sofa by Handvark offers both a light weigh expression and a high level of comfort. High density foam and with heavy padding on top gives a fluffy look. Elegant and matte black steel legs gives a floating expression. (more…)

 

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matali crasset will unveil Vino Sospeso for the ‘Mindblowing’ exhibition at La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux next month. Unique and ethereal, the nomadic “drinking object” Vino Sospeso produced by the CIAV glassmakers in Meisenthal, will hang from the branches of an imaginary tree, as an invitation to a tasting surrounded by nature. (more…)

 

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The Pewter Collection by Christopher Gentner is a family of furniture pieces defined by their materiality and formal qualities.  One crucible at a time, pewter is melted into liquid form and hand coated onto the steel structure, creating the other-worldly surface that makes each handcrafted pewter table unique. Through its manifestation of conceptual thought and dream like movements expressed through Christopher’s knowledge of materials and craftsmanship. The material finish on each piece turns into a creation unlike any other, embodying the surface of a lunar landscape and a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Available in the simple coffee table, Landscape Coffee Table and Console. All prices on request. (more…)

 

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Furniture and accesories just reissued  by major companies such as De Padova, Fredericia, Design Within Reach, Stellar Work and Camira, more to come in Milan and New York : 2019 will be Jens Risom year ! Risom was a versatile and successful Danish-American designer and businessman who took USA by storm from the 1940s onwards. (more…)

 

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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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Handvark is now recognised as a major player on the new Danish design scene and unveils new finish for the Lounge Chair, by Emil Thorup, designer and founder of the brand producing stark and durable furnishings. ‘Designing a lounge chair is very demanding in my opinion, especially in Denmark where we have so many design icons that are perfectly comfortable. Now I feel ready. I found Handvark’s DNA with this chair that is as minimalist as our Daybed, but more elegant,’ summarises Emil Thorup. (more…)

 

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Christopher Gentner has created a company that supports and indulges his eccentric delight in Sculptural Objects. This company, g e n t n e r  d e s i g n, is the commercial outlet of his creative output and is supported by an infrastructure that has been painstakingly built with his quest for knowledge, craft and industrial capabilities. Over the years Christopher Gentner has  learned to deftly wield this amalgam of 19th century craft and 21st century computer driven manufacturing. This, odests of combinations, is constantly put into the service of a sensual and sometimes offbeat collection, that resides at the crossroads between art and design, escaping pure functionality in order to flirt with sculpture. (more…)

 

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Atelier de Troupe unveils the 2018 the Pastille pendant. Pastille is a hand blown glass shade that can hang alone or grouped in different color combinations. The hardware is ribbed and made from solid brass and can be finished pure or blackened. (more…)

 

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Didier Fiúza Faustino is awarded the Pierre Cardin prize, member of the Académie (free members section) for architecture. On Wednesday the 21stof November 2018, under the Cupola of the Palais de l’Institut de France, the Académie des beaux-arts announced this year’s laureates of prizes during the official annual ceremony. In 1993 Pierre Cardin, wishing to encourage artists and artistic creation, established five annual prizes awarded to a painter, a sculptor, an architect, an engraver and a composer, at the suggestion of each of the sections of the Académie. In 2018 the prizes were awarded to the painter Olympe Racana-Weiler, the sculptor Sara Favriau, the engraver Camille Oarda, the architect Dider Fiúza Faustino and to the composer Laurent Durupt. (more…)

 

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Didier Fiúza Faustino will show “A Home is not a Hole, Monument to emptiness” at the Guggenheim Bilbao from the 5th of December 2018 until the 28th of April 2019 as part of the exhibition “Architecture effects”. Curated by Troy Conrad Therrien and Manuel Cirauqui, the exhibition presents an innovative look at the correlations and connections between art and architecture in the digital era. (more…)

 
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