Friday, April 6, 2018

Design a universal code ? By Nathalie Molho (part 2) expert in real estate Paris France

About design influence : design : a universal code ?


At the moment when the museum of Architecture  honors ALVAR AALTO with an exhibition showing  his contribution in the history of design, let's discover the work of the stars of design through some universally recognized iconic objects, as well as the ambassadors of design or new emerging names and which will be the classic signatures of tomorrow
The museum  presents a large retrospective of the Vitra Design Museum and the Alvar Aalto Museum, (Finland). 
It brings together an exceptional selection of its main architectural achievements and its iconic design pieces. Thirty years after the last major French retrospective, this exhibition realized in partnership with the Alvar Aalto Foundation traces, through nearly 150 works (models, drawings, historical and contemporary photographs) largely presented for the first time in France,the milestones fifty years of activity of the architect since the first Finnish projects of the 1920s to the international development of the agency. While the sanatorium of Paimio (1929-1933), the villa Mairea (1938-1939) and the Finnish pavilion of the New York World's Fair (1939) put it in the forefront of the modern architectural scene, Alvar Aalto profoundly original way reconciling functionalist principles and humanistic aspirations.
Through examples of furniture, lighting and historical glasswork, his research restores
a thought and a work that places man and his perceptions at the heart of the creative
process.


Gae AULENTI and the PIPISTRELLO lamp : a global success !

A cult object of design, the Pipistrello lamp was created by Gae Aulenti in 1965.
This lamp with its lampshades resembles a bat, which means pipistrello in Italian. 
It is a table or floor lamp with diffuse light. A telescopic stainless steel system adjusts
 its height (66-86 cm). The diffuser is in white opal methacrylate and the base in white 
or dark brown lacquered metal. Mythical and exhibited in major museums around the world, 
Pipistrello is one of those objects that constitute our universal heritage.
Original model from 1965, made in Italy by the Martinelli Luce factory.
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On sale in SILVERA stores 


At Silvera, design is a lifestyle, with its cross-cultural designer approach to home interiors, this multi-labels selection is one of the best in Paris. SILVERA showrooms showcases every aspect of stylish home interiors: sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, stools, tables, desks, lighting, dressing rooms, kitchens, outdoor furniture and kids furniture… they can equip and dress every room of your house or office down to the smallest detail. their enormous collection of hundreds of French and international brands and designers make SILVERA the go-to destination for all lovers of fine design.


To discover urgently the subtle and almost museum selection of the new Gallery A1043 G
 RUE DE MONTMORENCY, opened in September 2016, by the artist Didier Jean Anicet 
Courbot and the architect Stéphanie Courbot

 
The Tulip chair designed by Saarinen, benches by Bertoia and Akari lamps by Noguchi are icons created respectively by an architect and two sculptors. A1043 being founded by an artist and a landscape architect, they are particularly intrigued by these creators who test the boundaries of their conventional practices. If previously mentioned creators developed their projects with manufacturers, others, by choice or lack of opportunity, abandoned their productions at the prototype phase or small-scale production. Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Sonia Delaunay, Sophie Tauber Arp, Donald Judd, Franz West and Jorge Pardo, to mention the most famous, are among the artists who, at one point in their careers, for artistic, practical or simply financial reasons, designed utilitarian objects. We are, of course, familiar with seats designed by Judd and West but less so, for example, with lamps by Brancusi, Calder and Sonia Delaunay.
At a time when some designs borrow manufacturing, production and exhibition procedures from contemporary art, A1043 presents a selection of objects in the Borders exhibition by creators who do not usually fall within the scope of design or toying with its limits. They are artists, graphic designers or even gallery owners. These objects are at the boundary of design, decorative arts and contemporary art. They share a diverse language that prevents them from belonging to a single discipline and at the same time perhaps open up perspectives for a new category of objects. Planted in the ground, Tony Cragg’s garden tools become sculptures. Lawrence Wiener’s office waste bin becomes a sculpture positioned in the white and sterile gallery environment. Borders is an opportunity to discover and rediscover objects that disappeared prematurely or were insufficiently displayed.
Anne Chistine, Pierre,( MARAIS DECORATION) has also chosen the talent of DIMORE STUDIO:

Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran are formed as part of family-friendly businesses, as they visit a joint project in Shangai mark the beginning of a collaboration involving DIMORE STUDIO. With their unique dual branding, their visual identity provides simple and sophisticated interior designs in a subtle cocktail that offers a poetic vision and a personal style

How not to fall in love with the glamorous and structured world of INDIA MAHDAVI ?


India Mahdavi is the reigning queen of color. “It’s the best way to bring sunshine into a space,” says the Paris-based interior designer. “Sunshine is happiness, and my work is about happiness.” Her daring clients clamor for more. “They aren’t looking for mainstream,” Mahdavi explains.
Mahdavi attributes her love of color to her Irano-Egyptian heritage and cosmopolitan childhood. Born in Tehran, she was raised in America, Germany, and France. During college her studies kept her moving, from Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts to New York’s School of Visual Arts and Parsons, before she settled in the French capital to work as artistic director for Christian Liaigre. “Location is the starting point for all my projects,” she says. “Each fits one location, one client. So they are all like couture pieces.”
After seven years with Liaigre, she set out on her own in 1999 and now oversees a studio, showroom, and shop—all within a few doors of one another on the rue Las Cases.
Awarded France’s Officier des Arts et des Lettres last year, Mahdavi is still slightly under the radar Stateside, though her spirited line of furnishings can be found at the New York-based Ralph Pucci International. But she predicts her bold aesthetic sense is where the zeitgeist is headed. “After decades of beige and white, Europeans are finally bringing color back into their living rooms,” Mahdavi says. “I think America is probably ready, too.”

Jaime Hayon has been a guest speaker at the Innovation by Design Conference. The event was organized by the Singapore Design Week 2016.  

Jaime Hayon was named Best Interior Designer  by the prestigious magazine Fuera de SerieThe ceremony took place in Santa Coloma’s Palace in Madrid, where nine luminaries from different fields were also awarded. The “People of the Year Award” recognises Hayon as a leading figure in Interior Design.

Jaime Hayon has been selected as one of the most 200 important influencers in the design industry according to Wallpaper Magazine‘s Power List.


DESIGN AS A DESTINATION: 

The design is appearing to be now almost a destination, you can discover thank’s to PARIS DESIGN GUIDE the best addresses to discover and really “live “design
For instance this guide offers you an itinerary in le Marais for a romantic design week end in Paris

Finally,  design has its "maker addicts", with a new platform that allows Internet users to order patterns of furniture design to be made by "local" artisans

DESIGN BY THE “ MAKERS ” GENERATION :


Let’s discover a new platform where makers furniture designed for inspiring workplaces changing the way furniture is made by connecting customers to local makers
“When designing the Opendesk system, we had two goals. We wanted anyone, anywhere in the world, to be able to download designs for local making and we wanted to provide a viable model for designers to benefit when their designs are sold via the Opendesk network.”

 Opendesk is a global platform for local making. We host digital furniture designs that can be made anywhere in the world through a global network of local makers.

By connecting customers to a library of designs, and a host of nearby craftsmen, we’re ensuring furniture is made on-demand - locally, sustainably and affordably.
Unlike the traditional industry, which tends to squeeze designers and makers, our business model ensures that everyone in the supply chain is supported and rewarded fairly.
  • Designers get a global distribution channel
  • Makers get profitable jobs and new customers
  • You get designer products without the designer price tag, a more social, eco-friendly alternative to mass-production and an affordable way to buy custom made products.
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