Marset is a Spanish based light manufacturer. I could have said lamps manufacturer, but actually light is what Marset is about really, in the sense of creating an atmosphere. Marset team designs and manufactures all of its products. Here is my favourite one: the Scotch Club Lamp.
Hartô is a French design brand and young designers studio, created in 2011. Hartô launched its first collection in September 2013. Its products are designed in-house by a team of designers and produced in France or Europe by small factories and workshop where manual work is at the heart of the production process. Hence clever design and attention to details which results in beautiful products with high quality standards. Have a look and if you happen to be in Paris, […]
Washi paper is used in Japan since the 16th century as wrapping paper as well as a material for writings and paints as it is very strong and does not easily tear. Though very hard-wearing, it is also very delicate and subtle which makes it a very interesting material. You might have come across washi paper tape, which is perfect to stick images on a wall, for example above a working desk, as it comes in all colours and patterns […]
Washi paper is used in Japan since the 16th century as wrapping paper as well as material for writings and paints as it is very strong and does not easily tear. Though very hard-wearing, it is also very delicate and subtle which makes it a very interesting material. Kamihimo are long strings made out of this washi paper. Sandra Clodion, a French artisan trained in upholstery, discovered kamihimo during Maison&Objets in 2008. She was looking for raw material to use […]
I would recommend to go to the flagship store of the “Compagnie Francaise de L’Orient et de la Chine” (CFOC) in Boulevard Haussmann, Paris. The shop has been newly redesign by Sarah Lavoine as well as the YOKO exquisite restaurant (book your lunch in advance). From September 2nd 2013 to November 9, 2013, it will be exhibiting work from Hiroko Takahashi which mixes tradition and provocation. The kimonos and fabrics are incredibly delicate, using the finest and most traditional craftsmanship, […]
Categories: CRAFTS., DESIGN & INTERIORS., IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN PARIS., ON THE AGENDA., PARIS • Tags: Compagnie française de l'Orient et de la Chine, Hiroko Takahashi, japan, kimono, Paris, Sarah Lavoine, Yoko
Unto this last is originally an essay on economy published in 1860 by John Ruskin. Broadly speaking, Ruskin advocates for the importance of moral values in the economy and criticises the industrial revolution. Although published in the 19th century, this essay sounds quite contemporary in some respects as it shows concerns about the impact of the industrialisation process on our footprint and promotes the return to local craftsmanship. Unto this last is also a shop in East London. Well, more […]