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Initiated in 2014, The Unmanned is a long-term project by Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni in the form of a series composed of three seasons. This vast epic, while mimicking the classic form of a great narrative, offers a history of technique that is not one of instruments and tools to serve human production, but a history of man himself as a technological production. From this reversal – and ourselves as artifacts – gradually emerges, throughout the series, an image of history as the unlimited form of our own uprooting. (more…)

 

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Estudio Persona, a simple name for two volcanic personalities: Emiliana Gonzalez, an industrial designer and Jessie Young, a conceptual artist. This Uruguayan duo has been living in Los Angeles since 2014. Their two separate visions of the object happily contend with each other on a daily basis. A discussion flows between functionality and sculpture, product and narrative, in order to create furniture that speaks both to space and to the body. Should an object appeal first to the eye or to the function it holds? This eternal design debate is invited on a daily basis into their Angelino art-district-based studio. It is the foundation from which they draw and produce their collection, inspired by Uruguayan culture, far from the exuberantly colorful Latino cliché. (more…)

 

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Early Belgian street artist, The Plug, contemporary to Zevs, the Invader and Banksy, is returning to the scene. This time around his attention no longer switched on to urban interventions, his playful project aims at a deconsecration of street art. “Lego is the epitome of childhood and of boys who refuse to grow up. Friends of mine began having children of their own and to welcome these new little friends, I started creating mini personalized graffiti tags as gifts. The Lego wall or the small train wagon are urban without being part of conventional urban culture, where street artists, baseball caps and skate boards are all appropriated by the mass. I enjoy this distance that allows street art to not take itself for art”. An immediate success amongst his friends, each birthday saw an order for a personalized Lego wall or train placed, to the extent to which The Plug decided to reactivate his presence online on Instagram (@__carne_asada__) and in the city, exclusively at Nous at 48 rue Cambon, the brand new concept store opened by former members of Colette crew. (more…)

 

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From 2018 forward, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House in Laurel Canyon will play host to a series of ongoing design-centric exhibitions and programming, kicking off with Pin-up: A Designed Tribute to Schindler’s L.A. This show brings together four Los Angeles-based designers and one artist around the Austrian-born California modernist architect R.M. Schindler: Atelier de Troupe, led by Gabriel AbrahamBrendan RavenhillPamela Shamshiri with John Williams; and long-time Schindler advocates Marmol Radziner. The Fitzpatrick-Leland House (1936) was originally commissioned by developer Clifton Fitzpatrick as a spec house (a real estate promotion to attract buyers to the new housing tracts in Laurel Canyon). Schindler’s now classically modernist design established the area as a common ground for L.A.’s cultural and political avant-garde, and the house continues to inspire today’s thriving creative community. (more…)

 

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Exclusively made-to-measure, the French architect Nicolas Dahan signs an impressive display of design integrated within a 450m2 two-story apartment. A secret is shared with every footstep taken; curves and edges slide towards each other, disappearing into worlds of varnish, marble, wood, coloured mirrors and pastel. An inestimable residence where the ceiling is a luminous work of art itself: an incandescent surface evading all signs of light source, enhancing its own beauty with a filter of natural light. (more…)

 

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The graphic design studio SUPERO unveils a collection of calendars and notepads to organize your time in 2018. Applying the rigor of Swiss typography at its best, the studio combines both precision and originality. The team, who has made the superlative its signature, is one of the greatest ambassadors of the timelessness and rigor of Swiss style. “To be in fashion is easy, to be relevant for a decade is much more interesting to us. Swiss style is at the basis of contemporary graphic design. It is like a bible that we play with, instilling micro-shifts to create identities and objects which are both urban and durable,” describes the duo formed by Jennifer Sunier and Samuel Perroud. (more…)

 

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For his first solo show at MAMOThéodore Fivel presents his series Alpha, originating from his large ensemble of works, Charges. Alpha shapes a dialog with the Mediterranean sea. This series refers to Tethys, primitive ocean, slowly dismantled by the drift of continents, maritime myth of waves engulfed in the origins of the world. It is a source of inspiration for the artist’s futurist mental projections, as if he were redrawing the sea and its depth, as if Tethys were hiding in us and carried inside the sediments of salvation from all waters of our planet. (more…)

 

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The small French production company newcomer Bloomboom unveils its first pendant pop lamp, deliberately going against the trend for brass, wood and marble combinations. Ten fun models are available in bright and simple designs: crisp black and white graphics or plain colours. Create an imaginary and poetic interior garden with this range featuring Forex (expanded PVC) petals hand-sculpted in Paris. (more…)

 

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Amalthée, Himalia and Elara like three satellites of Jupiter. Three rational organic shapes sculpted by Ora Ito into three mineral and sensual outbursts for domestic landscapes. The Satellites range is a limited edition and available in different types of marble. (more…)

 

ok Matter Made - MMXVII - Fuorisalone 2Matter Made, the design brand by Matter, New York based gallery, will be showcased by Triode starting on 16th of November, with a private vernissage. Matter was founded in 2003, and quickly became recognized as an innovative furniture design store, later becoming the editor of Matter Made brand, which maintains the same high standards of quality and innovation the gallery became known for. Its founder, Jamie Gray, has always strived to be a key actor in contemporary American design. He curates, sells, organises events and exchanges, and also designs lighting and furniture. To have the same quality within both of these realms of design is rare” explains Jacques Barret of Triode.

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