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Maison&Objet Digital Fair and Paris Design Week 2020 Wrap Up Report

Maison&Objet Digital Fair and Paris Design Week 2020 Wrap Up Report
Tue, Sep 29th 2020

Shortly after having concluded two weeks of an inspiring Digital Fair with visitors joining in from around world, and a buzzing season during Paris Design Week that included international participants from places like Spain, Italy, Belgium, Africa and South East Asia, we offer you a wrap up report of these two design events.

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Maison&Objet DIgital Fair

Maison&Objet DIgital Fair
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

The MOM platform is buzzing with all the latest in products, talks and trends! From now till September 18, Maison&Objet's digital version is connecting brands and buyers digitally through its two complementary sections: the Digital Showrooms on the MOM (Maison&Objet and More) platform for atmosphere immersion and "product" spotting, and the Digital Talks and Much More on the Maison&Objet website for advice and inspiration.

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

New season rhymes with new beginnings. This is the silver lining we all want to see in the opening of the Fall Season. In 2020, I won't have the chance - or will I, at some point? - to walk my daughter in her new classroom on her first day of school, and snap the pic that will make an update on my #milyforever story. This year instead, I just plugged her brand new Chromebook in my room, handed over my desk - that little home office of mine for the past few months, best spot in the house, by the window but no direct sunlight, view on the water and palm trees and said «Honey your lunch will be ready at 12.30».  

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Paris Design Week

Paris Design Week
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

That's a wrap! Paris Design Week 2020 has come to an end this weekend but the inspiration and work continues! We send a big THANK YOU to all those who supported, shared reviewed and were inspired by the work of all the participants. Next week, we will share with you the official wrap up release filled with figures and more details but for now, we let inspiration continue to flow as we share some of our favorites from this year's events!

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Maison Sarah Lavoine Fall-Winter 20/2 collection 'AFTER HOURS'

Maison Sarah Lavoine Fall-Winter 20/2 collection 'AFTER HOURS'
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

Maison Sarah Lavoine invites you to discover the fully digitized press kit of the brand's new Fall-Winter 20/21 collection 'AFTER HOURS'. A nod to "crazy" period England experienced in the 1920's, Maison Sarah Lavoine introduces 'After Hours', an elegant, hushed and mysterious collection. This season, you'll find new chromatic ranges, revisited timeless pieces, new original designs and, the novelty of this season, prints! 

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From Paris, with Love

From Paris, with Love
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

Our New York and Miami teams are sad to have missed all the buzz of Paris Design Week this year. Don't experience FOMO like us, and take a look at some of our great collections straight from Paris Design Week by virtually visiting Rinck's curated pop up with Julie Van Hagen, filled with new launches and products, by checking out Maison Pouenat's new collaboration with Humbert & Poyet and taking a look at La Manufacture Cogolin's authentic craftsmanship and French history with the André Arbus Collection. We also share some of Maison Sarah Lavoine last collection "After Hours".

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Boccara Gallery Launches US Online Store

Boccara Gallery Launches US Online Store
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020

Boccara Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of their first US online gallery and shop. Boccara.us will allow direct access to the gallery's exclusive artistic rug collections, modern & antique tapestries, furniture, French rugs, fine arts and more. The gallery has been active in the US market for the past 20 years, having participated yearly in art shows across the country from the Miami/Palm Beach Antique Show to the Art Los Angeles Fair and more. The online shop allows visitors to chat with Boccara specialists and benefit from Boccara's 30 years of international experience, all while discoverikng the gallery's unique and exclusive creations at the best price.

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Paris Design Week | The First Images

Paris Design Week | The First Images
Wed, Sep 9th 2020

Starting on September 3, Paris has been buzzing with more than 200 design showcases thoughout the city. Visitors were already navigating they way through, but  as many of you won't be able to go this year we wanted to make sure we shared the incredible atmosphere and the best of what designers have been cooking these past few months. A whiff of inspo ? Let's go! Paris Design Week kicked off on Friday giving guests a chance to stroll and see how chaged is the City of Lights when design is all around. Paris Design Week will close on September 12 so there's still time to share one of the onl events to physically take place in Europe right now !

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POUENAT COLLABORATION: NEW COLLECTION WITH HUMBERT & POYET

POUENAT COLLABORATION: NEW COLLECTION WITH HUMBERT & POYET
Wed, Sep 9th 2020

The Metamorphosis collection is created in collaboration between the historic iron maker and design curator MAISON POUENAT, and the interior architects HUMBERT & POYET. The collection celebrates the founding values of the two parties: the passion for bespoke craftsmanship and the preservation of incomparable savoir-faire. The collection is comprised of unique pieces, collectibles, characterized by pure, clean lines and a resolutely contemporary spirit. At the heart of the inspiration lies references to the Art Deco period and artists from the 1950s and 1970s. Harmoniously mixing noble and daring materials, the collection features lights, sofas, armchairs, and tables - bespoke collector's items that find their place in both private and public spaces.

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Discussing Launching During a Pandemic with Valentin Goux, President of Rinck

Discussing Launching During a Pandemic with Valentin Goux, President of Rinck
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020

This September, in parallel with Paris Design Week, Rinck will unveil an exclusive presentation of the latest work in its Félicité collection, as well as a collaboration with Fromental at their pop-up, "At Home with a Connoisseur." The event is an introduction and foreshadowing to an upcoming year of celebrations and surprises, as the brand hits a remarkable milestone, their 180th anniversary.  

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Take part in the Digital Fair Zoom TUTORIAL, organized by Maison&Objet on Friday, September 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Take part in the Digital Fair Zoom TUTORIAL, organized by Maison&Objet on Friday, September 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 1st 2020

As you know, for its September 2020 edition, Maison&Objet is offering its first ever digital version of the show from September 4 to 18, 2020. An experience that will allow visitors to discover new products but also get inspired and meet those who make Maison&Objet, online.

In order to present in detail how to easy it is to navigate through the Digital Showrooms on the MOM platform using different filters and search criteria, and to introduce the Talks conference program, the Maison&Objet team will meet you online, on Friday, 4 September at 3:00 pm, by connecting directly via this link https://bit.ly/3biIOjA

Discover the full program now on the Maison&Objet website http://www.maison-objet.com/en/paris/programme

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illuminate with Design in Mind: Interior Lighting by Maison Sarah Lavoine

lluminate with Design in Mind: Interior Lighting by Maison Sarah Lavoine
Thu, Aug 27th 2020

lluminate with Design in Mind: Interior Lighting by Maison Sarah Lavoine

With Maison Sarah Lavoine, lighting is the epicenter of a space's spirit .. able to create density and tone with color and shape that sculpts a room. This selection highlights a range of 110 volt lighting fixtures made with expert craftsmanship from Italy, Portugal and France.

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S2H Inspired Styles: A Nod to Craftsmanship

S2H Inspired Styles:A Nod to Craftsmanship
Thu, Aug 27th 2020

This styles inpiration is dedicated to craftsmanship. To our client's skillful techniques and know-how. From La Manufacture Cogolin's work in producing elegant handwoven rugs, to Rinck's sculpted handcrafted pieces in atelier's the company has had for almost 180 years, Boccara's intrinsic hand dying process in Egypt, to Maison Sarah Lavoine's artistry in the use of traditional technique for materials such as rattan.

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S2H Inspired Styles: Summer Refreshments

S2H Inspired Styles: Summer Refreshments
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

Summer means enjoying your backyard while catching some rays and drinking your favorite summer refreshments. These are the sunny days spent poolside sipping a margarita with a fresh lime, taking cool bites of watermelon or quenching our thirst with fresh lemonade. The bright hues of greens, yellows and rosy reds of the summer inspire us in for styles section.

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Paris Design Week unveils the program for its next edition, scheduled for September 3 to 12, 2020!

Paris Design Week unveils the program for its next edition, scheduled for September 3 to 12, 2020!
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

Paris Design Week 2020 will be the one of major design, decoration and lifestyle events at the end of the year.

Discover the detailed program for this next edition, rich in thematic routes, events and entertainment in the emblematic districts of the city.

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Latest Addition to "Fèlicitè Collection" to be exclusively unveiled at "At Home with a Connoisseur" Pop Up during Paris Design Week

Latest Addition to "Fèlicitè Collection" to be exclusively unveiled at "At Home with a Connoisseur" Pop Up during Paris Design Week
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

SEPTEMBER 3-24, IN PERSON + VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

This September, Rinck will unveil an exclusive presentation of the latest work in its Félicité collection. The entire collection will also be showcased at the pop up, featuring the Félicité dining table and sconces. The new brass structure completes the collection, fulfilling a full ensemble to fully decorate a room from seating to illumination. In parallel with Paris Design Week and the 10-day fringe event, "Le Off," when the French capital celebrates creation and design, Rinck, ensemblier décorateur, and Julia Van Hagen, curator of fashion and design exhibits, give us a glimpse into a connoisseur's interior space in the temporary staging of a personal living area featuring select furniture, artwork, and designer objects during the "At Home with a Connoisseur" pop up, including Rinck's exclusive product launch, a display of the Félicitè Collection, and the showcasing of a new collaboration with Fromental, "The Classicist Sketchbook". The pop up will be held at Galerie Bonaparte (21 Rue Bonaparte 75006) in Paris, but Rinck is inviting guests from around the globe to visit  and see unveiling of the new work with an exclusive virtual tour.

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S2H May/June Newsletter

S2H May/June Newsletter
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

Being out and about...

Well that's not gonna happen anytime soon right ? Usually this moment of the year we're all about outdoor, getting ready for BBQ with families and friends, making summer trip plans for a romantic escape to Greece... This is not going to happen either as it seems. While we're all getting used to #stayhome, and as much as we love being surrounded by teams and friends let's just keep it like this for a while. Actually it seems we've all adjusted pretty nicely to new indoor - at home sort of life.  With a collection of cute backgrounds for our back to back ZOOM calls - wait until this becomes the next branded space for your company and it will be way less funnier - and wearing flip flops every day, it's been comfortable and efficient on our business.. Download our newsletter here https://bit.ly/3h6S2Bz

LIGHT UP SUMMER EVENINGS

LIGHT UP SUMMER EVENINGS
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

LIGHT UP SUMMER EVENINGS

Fermob lighting products are just like its furniture: innovative, designed for outdoor use and made to exacting standards, from design to production.

Today's lighting products are much more than mere lights and markers. Combining visual appeal with the practicality of a long battery life and wireless operation, they are sure to bring a personal touch to moonlit evenings in outdoor spaces.  The brand sources high quality materials and electronic components including steel,aluminium, polyethylene and LEDs.

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Discover DeCluuz: Sophisticated Textile Art Made in Belgium

Discover DeCluuz: Sophisticated Textile Art Made in Belgium
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

S2H Communication is thrilled to announce another compelling partnership with textile artist, DeCluuz. Driven to express himself with fiber art, Decluuz first exhibited his oxidized copper weavings  in Paris 25 years ago. Since then he has shown his exceptional work worldwide. The US audience was introduced to his work in 2019 when he was invited to showcase a selection of his work at the Textiles Revealed exhibit that took place in NYC during NY Textile month, a show curated by Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano.

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La Manufacture Cogolin, made in France

La Manufacture Cogolin, made in France
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

Responsible production

The rugs of La Manufacture Cogolin are produced to precise and demanding requirements, beginning with the yarns that are spun in Europe to the atelier's specifications from materials of the highest quality, such New Zealand wool, European and Egyptian cotton, French and Belgian linen and jute, and raffia from Madagascar. The yarns are then dyed to order in France to the specifications of each bespoke rug. "We develop long-term relationships with reliable local suppliers in order to limit our carbon footprint, maintain control over the quality of production, and ensure that our partners respect environmental standards and good employment conditions" underlines Sarah Henry, Managing Director of La Manufacture Cogolin.

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Discover DeCluuz: Sophisticated Textile Art Made in Belgium

Discover DeCluuz: Sophisticated Textile Art Made in Belgium
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

Driven to express himself with fiber art, Decluuz first exhibited his oxidized copper weavings at the Marine Biras Gallery in Paris in 1995. For several decades since his work has been displayed in extraordinary and inimitable environments.​

DeCluuz upcoming exhibition in Miami this coming December will feature THE GOLDEN LADIES. The Ladies are all anonymous women: their identity erased so that we may carry their images into our collective unconscious: we recognize their representation, but also ignore their name.

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Interview with Jacques Rayet, President of Maison Pouenat Interview by Miguel Duterrier to find on IGTV @ signatures_singulières

Interview with Jacques Rayet, President of Maison Pouenat Interview by Miguel Duterrier to find on IGTV @ signatures_singulières
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

The general public knows Maison Pouenat for its editions of furniture and lighting signed by big names in interior architecture: Rodolphe Parente, Stéphane Parmentier, Sybille de Margerie and Damien Langlois Meurinne. But we know less about the passion that drives Jacques Rayet, the president of Pouenat since 1995, to carry out, in collaboration with interior architects, layout projects in which Maison Pouenat plays the role of interior designer, metal specialist. While he is preparing the launch of a collection in September with the duo Humbert & Poyet (presented during Paris Design Week) Miguel Duterrier met with Jacques Rayet to take stock of more than 100 years of history.

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S2H SUMMER NEWSLETTER

S2H SUMMER NEWSLETTER
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

First summer of my new life

I remember what summer used to be like. Lots of fireworks and BBQ in July, flocks of friends coming over from Europe to visit Florida and then be mad about the tropical showers - chill out dude, it's like an hour a day - and the excitement to go on a adventure. Somewhere. And then it's 2020 and we did not get that many fireworks let alone BBQ or flocks of friends. Instead, all of us get a huge amount of work, endless zooms sessions....and new projects. So that's something to be excited about. Download our newsletter here https://bit.ly/2YcvRlR

 

Valentin Goux Appointed President of the Rinck Group

Valentin Goux Appointed President of the Rinck Group
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

On July 16, 2020, at Rinck's annual general meeting, Valentin Goux will assume his duties as President of the Group. In this position, he will supervise the sales, communications, and marketing departments and provide artistic direction for interior design projects, while also guiding the Group's strategic objectives. 

In taking the helm of the Group, he succeeds Thierry Goux, alongside whom he has deepened Rinck's positioning for several years, dovetailing the worlds of prescription and French craftsmanship by bringing interior designers and manufacturing workshops together in a single company, thereby recreating the unique depth and breadth of service offered by the ensembliers décorateurs of Paris of the 19th and 20th centuries, services historically offered by Rinck.

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NEW COLLABORATION

NEW COLLABORATION
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

S2H Communication is happy to announce its new collaboration with Boccara

The renowned gallery will open a new online destination in a few weeks, highlighting a new collection of collectibles, featuring
contemporary rugs, artworks and furniture

S2H Communication is excited to announce its collaboration with Boccara. Founded by Didier Marien, designer, expert and collector in the world of textiles, Boccara is a leading international gallery that specializes in collectible design including rugs, tapestries, artworks and sculptural furniture by Jean-Yves Lanvin, the great-grandson of Jeanne Lanvin who founded the Haute Couture House in 1889 in France. 

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Fermob Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Festive Furnishings and Accessories

Fermob Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Festive Furnishings and Accessories
Wed, Aug 19th 2020

The Holidays are quickly approaching. Don't get caught empty-handed at this year's festivities! Give them a taste of Fermob with their colorful furnishings and accessories. 
At the same time, give your outdoor furniture and lighting a rest and bring them inside! Although they're highly resistant to harsh winter conditions, Fermob furnishings look just as stellar indoors as they do outdoors. Paired with your choice of festive decor, Fermob pieces are sure to set the Holiday spirit. All products can be purchased at fermobusa.com
 

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Design Details: A Closer Look at the Félicité Collection Dining Room Chairs

Design Details: A Closer Look at the Félicité Collection Dining Room Chairs
Tue, Aug 18th 2020

From drawing to reality, Rinck creates a set of 8 dining room chairs with impeccable details that transcends the influences of the interior designer. The chairs are part of Rinck's Félicité collection released earlier this year, picking up the threads of brand history, recalling its annual furniture collection from the 1930s to the 1970s. The 8 chairs are comprised of 2 armchairs for the head of the table and 6 dining chairs.

Under the direction of Valentin Goux, Vice-President of Rinck, along with his father Thierry Goux, the collection is inspired by the DNA of the brand, blending 18th-century and Art Deco influences with contemporary creation while remaining determinedly cutting-edge in how it works materials. 

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FRANKLIN AZZI​ | DESIGNER OF THE YEAR​ MAISON&OBJET PARIS​ | SEPTEMBER 2020​

FRANKLIN AZZI​ | DESIGNER OF THE YEAR​ MAISON&OBJET PARIS​ | SEPTEMBER 2020​
Tue, Aug 18th 2020

Maison&Objet presents the 2020 Designer of the Year for the September Edition, Franklin Azzi

An architect with multiple and varied influences, Franklin Azzi develops projects in architecture, interior architecture, design and urban development in France and abroad. His writing is at the crossroads of disciplines and fields of reflection. From its attachment to concrete issues and challenges related to the spaces it imagines, Maison&Objet is pleased to honor his work for the next edition.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FRANKLIN AZZI

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La Manufacture Cogolin, a story of families

La Manufacture Cogolin, a story of families
Tue, Aug 18th 2020

The nearly 100-year-old brand has preserved a tradition of authentic French craftsmanship and the values ​​of a family enterprise at its atelier based in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

The Lauer family
The son of a prosperous textile family with production facilities in Lyon and Aubusson, Jean Lauer purchased La Manufacture Cogolin in 1928. A design visionary, he reorganized the workshops into 2 types of production: handknotted rugs in varied techniques, and handwoven rugs made on 19th-century fabric looms imported from the family's weaving center in Lyon.

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The Feeling of Nature: Cozying up with Herbes Folles 

The Feeling of Nature: Cozying up with Herbes Folles 
Tue, Aug 18th 2020

Maison Sarah Lavoine presents a new collection reflective of the world around us. In Herbes Folles, the house brings nature to our urban world with new pure and noble textures and wooden finishes. Every product in the collection is named after wildflower in the image of a dandelion or daisy.This collection also pushed the house to protect nature by gradually becoming part of a more sustainable dimension through the choice of its craftsmen, the sourcing of its materials and the design of the products so that they can be long lasting and timeless.

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Maison&Objet adapts to an unprecedented situation and announces new initiatives to support its community

Maison&Objet adapts to an unprecedented situation and announces new initiatives to support its community
Tue, Aug 18th 2020

In brief:

  • The September 2020 edition of the Maison & Objet will no longer be going ahead in its usual physical format.
  • From 4th to 18th September, Maison & Objet will host a "Digital Fair" instead, notably via its online platform, MOM (Maison & Objet and more).
  • Paris Design Week is confirmed to run from 3rd to 12th September 2020 in Paris, to contribute to re-opening and kick-off the fall season for decoration, design, and crafts professionals
  • The next edition of Maison & Objet is scheduled to run from 22nd to 26th January 2021. Initially planned for September, the WORK! and PROJECTS show sectors will be part of the January 2021 edition.

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MARCH NEWSLETTER

S2H MARCH NEWSLETTER
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020

Be Resilient
First of all, we apologize for being so late delivering this Newsletter. At one point we even questioned the relevance of keeping it, for a March 2020 that will soon be one of those dates you never forget. But I insisted, I wanted this newsletter, and I like to think that you do too. So, better late than never. It took us some time because we had to review the content, tweak our messages so we would not be totally inappropriate either, and keep some decency in this world where the new normal is to FaceTime, Zoom and GoogleMeet whoever you would usually text, and get a special gear to go to Trader Joe's. And I am not talking about non-disposable shopping bags. Download our newsletter here https://bit.ly/3aB4Pcd

Xavier Cartron Qasr Al Watan: an extraordinary project

Xavier Cartron Qasr Al Watan: an extraordinary project
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

In Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, off the Persian Gulf, a pharaonic project is taking shape: Qasr Al Watan. Nicknamed the Versailles of the Middle East, this is an extraordinary adventure appearing on the horizon. A symbol of the greatness of the country, the adventure began in 2009 with a design competition. Xavier Cartron threw his hat in the ring. He impressed with his French know-how but above all thanks to his creative approach to the hall, which captivated the jury. The Frenchman, already recognized as an expert on projects in the Middle East, won the adventure. Xavier Cartron has turned this pharaonic project into a new cultural monument, more than just an institution that can host meetings of the United Arab Emirates cabinet or the Supreme Council. Opened in April 2019, this Palace of the Arabian Nights continues to gain in renown.

Maison Sarah Lavoine Discover the Spring-Summer 2020 collection: HERBES FOLLES!

Maison Sarah Lavoine Discover the Spring-Summer 2020 collection: HERBES FOLLES!
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

Maison Sarah Lavoine wishes to support and protect nature by gradually taking on a more sustainable dimension through the choice of its craftsmen, the sourcing of its materials and the way of designing its products so that they last and become timeless.. 80% of this collection is produced in Europe, with the majority of products made in France.

A new 5 stars hotel in Bata: « In keeping African values, the Hotel in Bata will be a reference of ethnic and authentic luxury », Xavier Cartron.

A new 5 stars hotel in Bata: « In keeping African values, the Hotel in Bata will be a reference of ethnic and authentic luxury », Xavier Cartron.
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

In 2013, Xavier Cartron was chosen by the Government of Equatorial Guinea to renovate a 5-star hotel on African Lands in Bata.
When Xavier Cartron took over the project, the structure was already built and the initial project lacked coherence. The Cartron agency therefore had to redesign the entire building. The concept was to create a reference place in West Africa, reflecting the local identity associated with a standard of luxury hotels that is unprecedented in the region.
Xavier Cartron, passionate about travel and Africa, imagines the architecture and interior design of the project, inspired by the lush and wild nature of Equatorial Guinea, in order to express its primary identity and what will become the leitmotiv of the Hotel: "Born Wild".

WantedDesign Announces its 6th Annual American Design Honors, Presented with Bernhardt Design, to Recipient Nina Cho of Detroit, Michigan

WantedDesign Announces its 6th Annual American Design Honors, Presented with Bernhardt Design, to Recipient Nina Cho of Detroit, Michigan
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

The recipient of the 6th Annual American Design Honors is Detroit-based Nina Cho. Born in California and raised in Seoul, Korea, the artist and designer is heavily inspired by her heritage, prompting her to experiment with forms influenced by Eastern philosophy and techniques. A graduate of Hongik University, Seoul and the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cho's sedately colorful work spans sculptural blown glass figures, wall mirrors, investigations in planar structures and metals, as well as tables, chairs, and objects.
"Nina's curiosity is born from conflicting worlds, juxtaposed," says Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design. "It is in the negative space between them that she has found her aesthetic. As a part of the creative community in Detroit, a city in constant evolution, Nina brings a new and refreshing perspective to American design."

S2H FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

S2H FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

Life in PINK!

Did I tell you that in my daughter's class they call Valentine's Day Friendship day? It's when they celebrate their friends, everybody gets a little attention. Isn't that sweet? The French and very cynical part of me wants to ask why would you need a Special Day to celebrate your friends when you could do it everyday? Same with your loved one, by the way. But I get it, when I see her beaming after a party in the classroom, proud to have so many good friends around. download newsletter here https://bit.ly/2HJAcEG

Fermob BEBOP WITH A TWIST

Fermob BEBOP WITH A TWIST
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

BEBOP is expanding its multi-format, multi-height collection with a new model that is as compact as it is clever. One sign of its success is the entire collection designed by Tristan Lohner, which has just won the Archiproducts "2019 Design Award" in the outdoor category.

Apartment Giardini

Apartment Giardini
Fri, Feb 21st 2020

Located in Milan, near Indro Montanelli park in Porta Venezia, is the apartment of Giacomo Giardini, president of Giardini Wallcoverings, an Italian brand known for their luxury wallcoverings and textiles. Before returning to live full time in his Milano apartment, Giardini remodeled the apartment with the help of interior designer Francesca Bassi. Inside the apartment, the walls are draped with a variety of pieces from the owner's brand

NEW WALLCOVERING VESCOM

NEW WALLCOVERING VESCOM
Wed, Feb 12th 2020

New wallcovering inspired by the feel of wood Perfect for creating a warm and natural atmosphere
February 2020, Vescom is introducing two new vinyl wallcovering patterns: Wutai and Corvo. Both are inspired by the feel of wood and give an organic and natural look. Sagara, a timeless Vescom basic, is also being reissued in no fewer than 44 colors.
Organic bark structure with a matt look:
Wutai has a delicate organic bark structure with a dry matt look. In developing this pattern, Vescom's design team drew their inspiration from the natural feel of wood. Wutai creates a natural and warm atmosphere in any room. Available in 14 colors, from very dark charred anthracite to light, warm wood tones.

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