This exhibition is taking place at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and is on until July 19, 2015 and is worth a little detour. Why? First because this collection of over 3,000 button is unique in the world and has been classified as a Work of Major Heritage Interest by the Consultative Commission on National Treasures. Second, this collection will take you through the 18th, 19th and 20th century in a very interesting and unusual manner. Moreover, it highlights a very often […]
I came across the work of a young french artisan Vincent Dionigi during Paris Design Week and thought I would share it with you, as I find it really interesting. Vincent Dionigi is a cabinetmaker, quite logically passionate with wood. He uses traditional techniques to create wooden panels. They are made of several triangular pieces assembled together to create perspective and optical illusion. My attention was caught by this cabinet. The very smooth finish of the work and the simple design of […]
Tomas Kral is a young (very) talented designer born in Slovakia in 1979. He is a graduate from the famous Swiss arts and design school ECAL. He works in his product design studio “TOMAS KRAL” and exhibits in London (Libby Sellers), Paris (Kreo), Berlin (Helmrinderknecht) and Barcelona (IL-Lacion gallery) amongst others. His design is simple and yet witty and creative, which is the winning combination to me. And not surprisingly, I have fallen in love with one of his most recent creation […]
Harmony. Serenity. Beauty. These are the words that are coming to my mind during this virtual visit of talented architect Joseph Dirand ‘s flat in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This beautiful flat located in an hotel particulier in Paris has been beautifully refurbished by the architect who restored original features, giving this space a timeless yet contemporary feel thanks to the choice of furniture, colours and materials. Superbe. via AD Magazine, Le Luxe minimal selon Joseph Dirand, article by Sophie Pinet.
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, […]
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
If you happen to be in Paris, please by all means allow yourself some time to visit the Merci concept store. Many MANY reasons for that. For example, this shop, created by the Founders of the children brand Bonpoint, offers contemporary eco-friendly furniture as well as some nice picks of vintage items. You will find nice pieces of well-established designers as well as discover creations of upcoming ones. The space comprises a clothing section where you will find beautifully picked designers clothing. Merci […]