Created by Sakina M’sa, winner of the Social Entrepreneur Scholarship of the Kering‘s Foundation, this concept store spread over 200m² propounds to dress otherwise combining style and commitment. In a modular space designed by the architect Quentin Delepine, the fifty designers presented all have a common point: they are supporters of sustainable development, solidarity economy and they respect the environment. This place-Lab, sponsored by François Pinault, offers a woman, man and child selection, beauty and home products. Here, you can discover exhibitions, drink a coffee or participate to a workshop. Sakina M’sa ‘s idea is to share a new mode of consumption, away from the mass-market, focused on recycling, sharing and ecology.
And you, are you ready to consume differently?
Front de Mode : 42, rue Volta, 75003 Paris
After the success of the first two editions, Anne and Julien, the duo who founded the magazine « Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture », come back for a new opus. Sixty-two international artists, representative of the lowbrow art, the outsider art, the pop surrealism or simply from the underground culture, came to shake up the codes of art and to reveal their often unrecognized artwork of the general public or unpublished in France. You will notice that US artists are well represented with Christopher Conn Askew, Marion Peck, Steven Kenny, Deborah Simon and Mark Ryden. But the other countries were not outdone. I really like the sculptures about the vanities by the French Hervé Bohnert, the acerbic drawings by the Serbian Aleksandar Todorovic, the « stones Laughing » by the Japanese Hirotoshi Ito, the babies monsters by the Korean Yu-Pei Lian and many others. Less gloomy, funnier than the last, this edition has an extraordinary quality and it is very inspiring. Do not miss if you are in Paris!
Till the 13th of March 2016 at La Halle Saint Pierre : 2, rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris
Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during 2 days. This edition of September 2015 proposed a new organisation of the trade show. So it was a bite difficult to find my way. As usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…
The Palette table designed by Jaime Hayon for &Tradition, a serie of three multi-tired tables mixing marble, ash veneer, brass and satin brushed stainless steel.
Palissade collection, some outdoor furniture designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay.
Spring scissors designed by Lex Pott for Nomess X WallPaper Handmade.
Speckled Red and Blue, vessel in hand-dyed eco-cotton by Martine Myrup for Danish Crafts Collection.
Brew, a tribute to the mysteries of the modern-day coffee ceremony by Tom Dixon.
I really like the new collection of objects designed by Michael Verheyden, espacially the vessel in marble, copper and suede.
I like the very functional aspect of furniture and objects of the brand La Fonction like this mirror.
A special « Like » for Universo Positivo that made its furniture in Serbia.