New Comer : Arthur Gillet

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Iconoclastic performer, Arthur Gillet became known in France by visiting naked an exhibition about the male in art at the Musée d’Orsay. He also participated in happenings at the MAC / VAL and at the Venice Biennale. But it is as a designer that he was present at the last Maison & Objet. His work on the myth of Narcissus and vanity called « Memento Mori » was selected for the « Talents à la carte »: seven phallic objects between tank and bell which reveals an anamorphic on their reflective surfaces. These pieces are very conceptual offering a deep reflection about our time, the « self » and how we use design. This eccentric artist refuses to submit to the established rules, it goes beyond the borders of the graphic arts to achieve global artistic experiences. This is not his first outburst in the design world. He presented his collaboration with Cassina at the International Furniture Exhibition in Milan.

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Publicités

Chocolatexture Lounge by Nendo

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At the last Maison & Objet in a delightfully regressive space, Nendo presented its range of 9 chocolates with surprising shapes and textures. It could be enjoyed with coffee served by baristas from Coutune, nestled in some cocoa colored furniture. For me it is the most talented creative studio of its time.
Meaning « dough », Nendo was created in 2002 by Oki Sato in Tokyo. Today, he finds himself on the international stage, with offices in Tokyo and Milan. The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in its design: transform interactions of people with the objects around them by creating a parenthesis in their lives. He has received numerous awards (Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award, in 2012 the title of Designer of the Year by Wallpaper magazine) and several of his creations are exhibited in museums. In January 2015, Oki Sato was named Designer of the Year by Maison & Objet Paris.

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TeamLab

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On the last edition of the design fair Maison & Objet, the Japanese collective Teamlab has partnered with Bernardaud to offer you a dreamlike interactive experience. Moving images of butterflies, birds and fish flutter over and swim under delicate branches of cherry blossom, interacting with the ceramic plates on the table and reacting when visitors move them around. It was a pure moment of serenity. I could spend hours in this room.

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TeamLab is the most outstanding digital technology based creative collective in Japan. They call themselves, ‘Ultra-technologists group’ made up of specialists in the information society such as: Programmers , Mathematicians, Architects, CG animators, Web designers, Graphic designers, Artists, Editors and more.

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Design Trends: Techno Made

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Vincent Grégoire for Nelly Rodi’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the technology in the making…

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The hand, the tool of a new luxury, touches and transforms. From the alphabet of materials and the grammar of technique, the savoir-faire of neo-craftspersons writes sensitive and rare objects. These works demonstrate radical singularity beyond their function. The art of making is freeing the object itself from the mundane, thus giving it the possibility to leave its mark upon time.

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The metamorphoses that separate the raw material from the finished piece illustrate a vast and fascinating range of savoir-faire. The hand plays the leading role in the theatre of technique. A tool of the mind, we assign it its own intelligence, with knowledge shared and enriched from one generation to the next. The world of luxury gives new life to its value by bearing witness to the steps required to realise exceptional products. Similarly, designers overwhelmingly endorse the sensuality and singularity to which such objects give rise, as a counterpoint to globalisation.

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Design Trends: Humain Made

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Elizabeth Leriche’s Trends Space Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the humain in the making…

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Agustina Bottoni / Simon Hasan

The hand, the tool of a new luxury, touches and transforms. From the alphabet of materials and the grammar of technique, the savoir-faire of neo-craftspersons writes sensitive and rare objects. These works demonstrate radical singularity beyond their function. The art of making is freeing the object itself from the mundane, thus giving it the possibility to leave its mark upon time.

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Michal Cerderbaum & NoamDover

The metamorphoses that separate the raw material from the finished piece illustrate a vast and fascinating range of savoir-faire. The hand plays the leading role in the theatre of technique. A tool of the mind, we assign it its own intelligence, with knowledge shared and enriched from one generation to the next. The world of luxury gives new life to its value by bearing witness to the steps required to realise exceptional products. Similarly, designers overwhelmingly endorse the sensuality and singularity to which such objects give rise, as a counterpoint to globalisation.

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Tortus Studio

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Design Trends: Nature Made

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François Bernard’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet January 2015 put forward the nature in the making…

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Origine Atelier

Life scientists, artists and designers summon the spirit of Mother Nature and dabble in her laws with rather sorcerer-like rituals. Letting chance, experiments and mutations made by these bio-magicians catalyse wondrous things. Thus are born fascinating creations that herald a new generation of objects.

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Observing natural phenomena sustains the quest for knowledge and beauty. It leads scientists and designers towards a common experimentation platform. Their work anticipates approaches to manufacturing that mimic or utilise the ways living things develop, to recreate their fascinating magic and spontaneous mutations.

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Wim L. Noorduin

Alongside these empirical approaches are appearing new families of objects. They use organic properties and compose with time, to satisfy our need for contemplation and enchantment.

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Hilden and Diaz

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Tracking @ Maison&Objet 2014

Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during two days. This edition of September 2014 was not so rich like last session. But as usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…

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« Secret Gardens », the inspiration itinerary by Elizabeth Leriche on the theme of shelters and shelds for the art trades.

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The Magazine Monocle created a retail, lounge and café area.

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The designer of the year, Tom Dixon, brings a whiff of London to Paris. From extraction of raw materials to the finished product, the perfume production process unfolds before your eyes in « The Factory »

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The world of well-being imagined by Simone Micheli in an experimental space with smells, sounds and smart features.

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Talents à la carte: Louise de Saint Angel and Romain Guillet  – Two Parisian designers make up the same workshop for designing both space and objects. Architectural, scenic, decorative and fictional, their disciplinary creations handle both the digital as well as the handmade. They are also very fond of textiles and question quite happily the boundaries and connections between art and design.

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Talents à la carte: Coralie Ruiz and Anthony Stephinson – This symbiotic tandem of artists trained in the visual arts space gives way to sensory interaction with the public, which is at the heart of their work. #submerge, their current project about the digital world creates a fantasy in response to the deluge of information.

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Talents à la carte: Fabien Cappello – From ECAL and the Royal College of Art, stimulated by his travels and meditations on the limits of today’s world, this philosopher has been running his own design studio since 2010. His creations explore the possibilities of upcycling, promote artisanal and industrial production and seek consistency between the environment, intelligent use and aesthetic simplicity.

marimekko

The sub-aquatic print from the new collection of Marimekko

Another country

The neo retro design of Another Country

Moser

The candy colors of Moser