Archive for June, 2013

Futur archaïque at Designer’s Days

The ‘Futur Archaïque’ exhibition, curated by Yves Mirande as part of Designer’s Days in Paris, falls under the trend of a return to basic materials: earth, wool, bones, shells and algae. Everything that reverts back to the formal Neolithic world we once lived in inspires designers and helps connect man with furniture, transforming our interiors into a reassuring cave.

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Japanese Gokayama Washi paper by FIVE

Nowadays, people are getting more and more interested in how to preserve their own traditions. Faced with an overload of information in this internet era, we begin to feel more attached to the things that take us back to our roots. But passing on old cultures and habits to younger generation is sometimes a hard task to do…

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Designer’s Days 2013 : Stones and Bones exhibition

The two young winners of the sixth Design Parade Grand Prix 2011 are currently presenting their exhibitions as part of D’Days. First invested in by Villa Noailles (Hyères) and then Institut Français de Cologne, “Stones & Bones” has now arrived at the exhibition space, Passage de Retz in Paris. The winning pieces by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez (France) and Brynjar Siguroarson (Iceland) constitute a story of light-heartedness yet intelligence that speak to us of migration, animals, totems and Icelandic fog, setting the tone for their airy, graphic exhibitions of suspended work.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s concept store

With the expanding development of online shopping, major retailers have understood the importance of offering customers a complementary service in-store. More and more often, boutiques are becoming the testing ground for shopper experience and enjoyment – not just solely focused towards purchases and selling.

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