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On June 21st2018, the Pierre Budin Elementary School, located in the heart of the Goutte d’Or in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, launched the sound piece “Train Your Bird to Talk” by David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is the new bell for the school, where the call to begin or end lessons will be chanted in Silbo, a whistled language used on the Canary Islands’ La Gomera. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is a permanent artwork pursuing the Budin School’s privileged relationship with contemporary art. Initiated by the Budin School’s director Pierre Perrin with the participation of the school’s teachers and pupils, the art commission was executed within the framework of the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure. The commission was also supported by the Mairie du 18ème, the Service d’Horlogerie de la Ville de Paris, the Ars Ultima Stein-Guillot endowment fund and the Untitlthen Gallery. The commission was implemented by Jérôme Poggi and Thomas Conchou, accredited mediators for the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure within the not-for-profit SOCIETIES structure. (more…)


Iacoli & McAllister collaboration with John Hogan

The American artist and designer John Hogan will be presenting a selection of exclusive new pieces at the Triode gallery as of the 7th of June. Based in Seattle, John Hogan works for one single obsession: glass. His pieces sway between sculpture and functionalism, accentuating the circulation of light within this magical material. (more…)



Estudio Persona will unveil Flow collection at ICFF may 20-23 in New York – booth 336.  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 and lighting, 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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House of Finn Juhl relaunches the 48 Series with the “Heart Shaped Backrest” together with the “Cocktail Bench” both soon available at Triode Gallery - the House of Finn Juhl in Paris - 26 rue Jacob 75006. In 1948, the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote the following review about Finn Juhl and Niels Vodder’s stand “The Study of an Art Collector”: ”… The collaboration between Vodder and Finn Juhl is not a new one. They have participated at the (Cabinetmakers’ Guild) Exhibitions with increasing success for years now. But this year they have managed to reach a new level, best classified as a new school of design.” Today, 70 years later, House of Finn Juhl has decided to relaunch the series that consists of a chair and a sofa-bench. The series has been unveiled at the furniture fair Salone del Mobile in Milan. (more…)



Danish architect and designer, Bodil Kjær designed The Desk (photo above) in 1959 which has become an icon of popular culture (thanks to James Bond) together with the Cross vase and other of her minimalist designs. Between 1955 and 1963, she developed a series of “ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE” to solve problems of functional and aesthetic nature. The objects were among others specified by Marcel Breuer and Jose Luis Sert and were in production in USA, Sweden and Denmark. The majority of these furniture, lamps and glass have not been in production for 40 years but are now being relaunched by Carl Hansen & Son, Holmegaard, Karakter Copenhagen, Schwinn, Made a Mano and Illums Bolighus. During last Milan Design Week,  FORM PORTFOLIOS * and the different manufacturers came together at Palazzo Litta in a celebration of Bodil Kjær’s life long work with design and architecture showcasing a great variety of her work to display both indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and decorative objects in diverse materials such as wood, acrylics, leather and glass. Bodil Kjaer curated the display. Elements of architecture catalog here (more…)



During Milan Design Week 2018Karakter unveiled new iconic products by Angelo Mangiaroti (photo), Paul McCobb, Joy Charbonneau and Derek McLeod, Bodil Kjær, Nick Ross and Aldo Bakker. Karakter is a Danish design brand specialising in the production of furniture, lighting, and interior objects. Karakter seeks out designs that are out of the ordinary—from designers who have already written the history of design to those who aspire to write the future. All the designers presented by Karakter Copenhagen are handpicked for their ideas and creativity and shared by all of them is an inspiring level of productivity and an uncompromising take on their work. Something that is also fundamental for Karakter and his design choices. (more…)


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Studio Pepe and Atelier de Troupe unveiled Empire floor lamp at Club Unseen during 2018 Milan design week. Empire is an iconic totem lamp in brushed nickel with indirect light, inspired by the conceptual art of the 70’s. Club Unseen is Studiopepe Manifesto Project during Milan Design Week as a secret space, a contemporary research on hospitality.  The project is based on a unique and experiential approach on interior, decoding different expressions of living. Inside the Club historic design dialogues with contemporary elements, selected or designed by Studiopepe. A new space, exclusive, relaxed and to be shared. (more…)


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Didier Faustino unveils the Delete Yourself chair at PlusDesign Gallery in Milan as a prefiguration of his XYZ lounge opening in may in Gand (Belgium). XYZ is the first restaurant and lounge’s interior design completed by Didier Faustino with his unique rock n roll and nomadic style. The Delete your self chair will be showcased in a group show at Plus Design Gallery named “U-JOINTS Equations of Universal Lifestyle » with Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Dirk Vander Kooij, Martino Gamper, Jonathan Nesci, Alvar Aalto, Jasper Morrison, Michael Marriott, Adrien Rovero, Tomas Alonso, Brynjar Sigurdarson, Aldo Bakker, Wieki Somers, Enzo Mari… (more…)


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To celebrate our participation with 1stdibs during the 2018 Salone del Mobile fair this year, Eddy Sykes has created this one of a kind exclusive Scaffold table in Pink Rosa Borba marble. Made entirely by hand, by the artist himself, this solid bronze and marble table is truly a work of superb craftsmanship and design. Similar to his other Scaffold series in every way other than its unique provenance of having been crafted by one artisan from start to finish. The scaffold table is an homage to the unsung hero of sculptural and architectural infrastructure, made entirely of bronze and marble. True to the original engineering intent of traditional scaffold systems, the table’s marble platforms and solid bronze rails provide compression and tension to the frame. (more…)


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Do you know of the plant trellis signed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (see photo here-bellow) produced by Teracrea ? It was one of the must-have objects around the early 2000’s, alongside those of Konstantin Gcric, the Campana brothers, Sebastian Bergne or Fabio Bortolani who all answered Mauro Canfori’s call to create a new dialogue between vegetation and architecture. As founder of Teracrea, Mauro Canfori had a vision “At the time, design’s only interventions were at most plastic pots, I was sure plants deserved other supports systems and containers which would allow interaction with buildings, inside and out. I went to see the young designers of whom I liked the work with one single requirement: anything but a pot-plant!”. Planetary success was immediate as the drawings were exhibited at the 2002 Milan furniture fair. Canfori’s passion for both aesthetically pleasing and functional plant systems lead him to work with Edouard François and Patrick Blanc. Together theyapply their vegetation philosophy to architecture. (more…)