To celebrate its launch during Designers Days event in Paris, Specimen is proposing a special co-edition in partnership with Terres Nuages. The O10* lamp designed by Guillaume Delvigne is a piece which is joining the realms of furnishing. The light is reduced to its simplest expression: brightness in space. In the background, the object takes shape in a single precise line. Snaking from one space to another, the electric flex draws the contours.  The first Specimen collection is on view from 9th to 14th June with exclusive pieces by Sylvain Rieu-Piquet, Constance Guisset, Guillaume Delvigne, Pierre Lota and Olivier Grégoire.

*010 is a medical term meaning puerperium, which is the state of a woman who, having given birth is in the period following childbirth.

Bordering art and industrial produce, Specimen is a new design house in perpetual movement, the only mode which functions in its urgency to continually produce new pieces which do not adhere to the standard set of rules.  No permanent showroom; no artistic restrictions; just one absolute rule: to offer limited edition pieces by up and coming designers who find it possible to freely assert their individuality with Specimen.

Personal, extraordinary, poetic and technically innovative, each piece is an example in itself. It is futile looking for a similarity or resemblance between each of them. Based on love at first sight and meeting with designers, this business venture between Tristan Pannier and Alaric Miaume makes any attempt at classification obsolete.

Specimen will meet collectors in France and abroad, in contemporary art fairs and design events promoting French design, creation and a certain state of mind which is equally ephemeral and irrepressible: youth and desire.

Forthcoming dates: Design Week in Brussels in September and CHIC Artfair in October in Paris.

Photo credits: Gabriel de Vienne

Specimen Éditions

c/o Terres Nuages

from 9 to 14th june 2010

10 rue des Filles du Calvaire

75004 Paris