Atelier François Pouenat, a family run atelier, was established 130 years ago in Varennes, France and works in everything from aligning with independent designers to develop objects restoring historic buildings. We were excited to have the chance to sit down and explore how an Atelier like AFP work with young designers on developing projects and manufacturing by taking questions directly from our design community.
Designer Amélie Riech is the creative director and founder of the brand Uncommon Matters, under the label she creates jewellery and objects that will satisfy all your aesthetic needs at once. From architectural chokers and bracelets to geometric rings that are coloured in a stunning array of pastels, We adore the pieces by Uncommon Matters.
Paris Berbère has a captivating collection of Moroccan Berbère rugs procured straight from the source. What is interesting with this brand, as well as the reason why we chose to feature a brand instead of a creator, is the curation of the carpets collected. The owner has an amazing eye and is able to source and show us bold colours and prints we've never seen before.
Goodbye 2017, finished are the times to eat ourselves into oblivion. Now it's time to get back onto the horse and out of hibernation. I hope that you have a wonderful 2018, full of surprises and beautiful discoveries. Here is a selection of designers, who are still relatively under the radar but who are sure to shine in 2018.
Ever wonder what industrial materials, south korean objet design, neon signs and pink bubble wrap juxtaposed against pink gravel looked like inside of a shop, in the center of Paris looked like? Have a look.
Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover.
Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners!
It's time to go on vacation which is convenient because May is synonymous with long weekends. This selection is catered to the wanderer, as everybody knows that in May take advantage of the things which please us.
Looking to learn a second language in record breaking time? Search no further! I've found you a hardcore French language bootcamp on the French Riviera, which will have you ordering your café crème en Français and impressing clients in no time.
There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.
I'll be posting my top five summer design plans (in order of when they are happening) throughout this week so keep checking back to get the scoop!
Villa Noailles Design Parade is held in the South of France between the two picturesque cities of Toulon and Hyères... so not only do you get to see exhibitions from the best up and coming designers and interior designers from throughout France and Europe, but you are surrounded by rich and beautiful French culture and architecture.
German illustrator, Jonathan Niclaus, translates the work of the master architect behind Palais Bulles, Antti Lovag, in a series of five illustrations.
To start off 2017 on a good note, here is a selection which showcases the balance between the artist and the interior architect. In one word: eclecticism. Hopefully you will be surprised by some of this month's choices and you continue to come across little surprises throughout 2017!
Experimenting within the realm of furniture and object design using innovative and surprising themes and methods - the duo behind Döppel Studio have turned out some pretty interesting first pieces. I am especially enthralled with their use of crystallisation and light in their project Crystal Palace.
For November's roundup we highlight events and artists that are making waves in Los Angeles, as well as welcome some incredible design talent from New York and abroad with open arms to the City of Angels. From a site-specific installation in a mall to ashen and tarred ceramics to the trendiest socks (yes, socks!) this month's selection is full of visual delights.
There are few things I love more than discovering new projects and spaces around Paris started by other young creatives. So when I received an e-mail from Aapo Nikkanen, a Finnish artist living in Paris, inviting me to visit a new exhibition space to discover their creative intiative 'The Community: Offline' - I was very curious to check it out.
French illustrator and architect, Garance Vallée, translates the work of founding father of modernist architecture, Le Corbusier, in a series of four illustrations.