For his first individual exhibition, Adrien De Melo presents a structural vision of the object at Galerie BSL, a skeletal framework that he covers with mineral or vegetal skin. This young designer from the world of artistic production explores an intimate point of tension between true and false, real nature and recreated nature, on the one hand reminiscent of a forest landscape, on the other a metaphor of a rocky surface. Through 7 limited edition objects he reveals the map of an imaginary land where onyx, ceramic and wood form an elegant display of irreverent technical recompositions.  Read the rest of this entry »


Didier Faustino presented “Broken white cube” during the first Paris Design Week earlier this month. Elaborated as a movable piece, the dimensions of the volume are matching with the shipping pallet where it is set on. The idea of transportation is increased by hand suction cups fixed on the upper block suggesting to open or close the white cube. The spectator is urged to look deeper and go beyond the surface appearance of things. Read the rest of this entry »


Rare 1950s – 1980s lighting around Gino Sarfatti. From 20th May to 23rd July 2011, Galerie BSL will exhibit part of its outstanding collection of vintage Italian lights with a selection conceived around the maestro Gino Sarfatti.

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eliumstudio has designed the first connected blood pressure monitor for the new French company Withings which transforms your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a blood pressure tracker. A small revolution in the design world since the intelligence of physical objects is from now on handed over to a third device, at the same time reducing its weight, functions and constraints. The blood pressure monitor armband remains inert until it comes to life and functions when simply connected to your iPhone or iPad. As with Pinocchio, with the magic of digital, man has brought matter to life once again. Thereby the Withings blood pressure monitor records the measurements, calculates the averages, traces the graph of your blood pressure and makes it easy to share results with your doctor. Read the rest of this entry »


In the wake of the commercial success of the Stil chair, Patrick Norguet presented the variations in colour and material of this new Lapalma basic, as well as a bar stool version. Regarding new editors, the French designer opened with the “Degree” coffee table / stool a collaboration which is off to a fruitful start with Kristalia, one of the most dynamic Italian producers today.

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In the collection designed especially for Galerie Gosserez, Piergil Fourquié explores the concept of balance, applied to the design of everyday objects: static balance; dynamic balance; the balance of systems, eco-systems; the balance of bodies and to pursue the metaphor, the balance of minds, to achieve serenity. A design which blends technical choices (materials, overhang) with a refined finish.

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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance presented 3 new pieces last week in Milan for Ceccotti Collezioni. A desk and two table as a balance between elegance and nature.

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Belgium design company Tamawa will launch Ray pendant light by Sylvain Willenz next week in Milan. Ray investigates the common use and typology of Tubular lighting (TL), a light source which is usually found in crude and low-tech designs for non-domestic situations. Ray makes use of Tamawa’s specialized production techniques, expertise and understanding of Bakelite balls, consequently creating a domestic lighting fixture with a refined technical solution, an original and colourful alternative to common TL connectors.

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