Mathieu Lehanneur will launch “Soft Geometry” next week for Lasvit, a hudge and hybrid chandelier : “Sometimes the world is reduced to several large families: plant; animal; mineral. But it is the non-indentified organisms which escape this division. Living objects disrupt these established boundaries. Read the rest of this entry »


We’re pleased to present sketches by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance of his new pieces on show next week for  Ceccotti Collezioni and Fasem.

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Please find brand new pictures of “Nouvelle vague (New wave), the new French domestic landscape” exhibition with A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse, Studio Nocc and Pool from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Design Furniture Fair ‘off’. Opening night Thursday 14th April 2011 from 8pm

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Please find below brand new pieces by Patrick Norguet for Kristalia, Italesse, Glass italia, Lapalma, Roger Pradier, Crassevig et Kvetna.

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From 31st March to 3rd April 2011 on the occasion of Art Paris, Benjamin Graindorge presents “hiddenSkin” with the design gallery YMER&MALTA, a seating unit with an infinite number of possibilities. A play on form, material, contrast and a priori aesthetics which resounds in a renewal of Benjamin Graindorge’s personal starting blocks.

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Awaiting the presentation of his new pieces in Milan next month at Ceccotti Collezioni and Fasem, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award, in the Product Design 2011 category, for the Corvo chair produced by Bernhardt Design. Created in 1955, today the Red Dot Design Award is the most internationally renowned design prize. This year, about 4,500 products submitted by 60 countries were competing in the only category Product Design. With its beautiful duality Corvo is a technical achievement, the external structure of which is highlighted by straight and fine edges which join the feet to the back, bestowing it with both dynamism and perfect stability. In contrast, the inner surface of the armchair, the seat is all enveloping: a reassuring fluidity which suggests comfort perfectly. The Corvo will be exhibited from 4th July 2011 for one month at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen (Germany).

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Specimen and Triode Design are joining forces by co-presenting an outstanding piece: “Pearl” by the designer Pierre Favresse and the artist/embroiderer Emmanuelle Dupont.  A collaboration prompted by the two editors for a piece which plays on the contrast between Pierre Favresse’s symmetrical and reversible precision and the organic preciosity of Emmanuelle Dupont’s embroidery, both a pattern and a support which covers, decorates and sets this opalescent glass pearl. “It is blown and moulded without devaluing our individual savoir- faire. In fact the design highlights both the technique and the material through light. The lamp is inspired by the world of embroidery and pearls. I thought that it would be interesting to look at embroidery in a different light by using it in three-dimensionally with glass. “Pierre Favresse

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Since “information is everywhere“,  what would happen if furniture itself became information ? Robert Stadler presents the installation “informed” from April 11th at Nilufar Gallery in Milan as part of the group show “Atomi”. Here, works by Martino Gamper, Studio Makkink&Bey and Marco Ferreri amongst others, as well as Andrea Branzi’s installation “Diagrammi” will be displayed.”informed” consists of 4 pieces – a mirror, a rug, a set of bookshelves and a stool -, each of which embodies the information they contain. “Form follows information” represents one of Robert Stadler’s main research themes on objects. The pieces will be displayed against a blue background, Internet’s predominant colour.

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