Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during two days. This edition of January 2014 was full of events. As usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…
VIA Design 2014 – Numéro 111
VIA is presenting prototypes conceived by the new generation of French designers and financed by its 2014 Aid to Creation program.
Exhibition « Cent Motifs » by Atelier d’Art de France
Move me tender – VATex
three teams made up of a fabric designer, a furniture designer and six manufactures offering three collections of innovative furniture and layout. A premiere spearheaded by R3Lab, VIA and FCBA.
Creative territories by Elizabeth Leriche
Elizabeth Leriche has imagined for Atelier d’Art de France this exhibition. The art trades invite us on a journey. Geography joins up with the seasons and offers an itinerary leading to the ends of the earth.
Studio Cook + Design – Lecture « Tomorrow’s fine pastry » with Philippe Conticini and Eddie Benghamen.
Talents à la carte awarded young designers from Turkey – Ceren Basgoze
Combining traditional Bohemian glassmaking with technology and the innovative design of world famous designers, Lasvit has created a unique lighting collection. Lasvit collection presents various personalities of the design world, their different approaches and solutions as Maurizio Galante, Arik Levy, Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus and Jitka Kamencová Skuhravá.
PCM Design – Naturelike / « Else » vases design by Michal Fargo
These collections of vases are created with a technique developed by Michal Fargo where the final shape is defined by the mass and weight of a liquid material. Original models are made by dipping a block of foam into a liquid porcelain mix letting it insert and solidify through pores.
In 2013 the ‘Discoveries Prize’ was awarded to the lighting fixture, Résilles, which is made from spheres of resin, a transparent gel coating, and fiberglass with carbon braiding and leather zippers. These beautiful lights can be found in Paris the cultural center, La Gaîté Lyrique.
Blackcork is a Portuguese contemporary furniture band. The essence of the brand is based on the transformation of a material: expended black cork. The designer and art director Toni Grillo invited the talented new generation of Portuguese designers to develop this first collection.