Every year, along with the Maison et Objet exhibition, the Paris Design Week invites design lovers to a series of discoveries and events in the heart of the capital. The 2018 edition will go through the new Monolithe showroom in Saint Germain des Prés.
Monolithe is settling in Saint Germain des Prés
Monolithe will receive amateurs and professionals in its new premises, 4 rue Madame. A beautiful address in a typically Parisian street of the district with a unique character. There, you will find the Monolithe édition collection in an inspiring presentation : the Klec bookcase, the L88 lamp, the Eora chair, the Hansel and Gretel tables, the Charles & Elie bookends.
To « dialogue » with the contemporary edition, some rare furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, selected by Emmanuelle Vidal, antique dealer and decorator, and the soul of Monolithe vintage, complement the decor.
Among the most beautiful pieces, a desk by Pierre Guariche, a set with lounge chairs and a coffee table or a dining table by Gérard Guermonprez. The opportunity to verify once more that refined shapes and materials, created and designed as close as possible to the item’s funtion, complement each other perfectly, regardless of their age.
New mirrors with round or oval shapes, manufactured in materials already used in the collection – marble, brushed brass, stained oak – the creations signed by Pierre Dubourg are not only used as image reflectors but they also are part of the decor like a painting. The tinted glass and Silestone that adorn the mirrors’ surface are forming a kaleidoscope reflecting textured light effects, sometimes smooth, sometimes velvety. Designed as abstract art works, the mirrors can be hanged in any position, following the decorator’s instructions.
A basic and refined concept design that combines tradition and innovation which tends to subtract the redundancy as a tribute to beauty and pureness of lines and materials. IRORI (=ancient Japanese domestic fulcrum built in the floor which was used for heating and cooking) it handles about a kitchen inspired to a Japanese furniture style which considers this interior environment as the fulcrum of domestic energy this is where the rhythm of vertical and horizontal surfaces is confronted with natural materials and colors.
The round tube which takes up again the shape of cane, characterizes all metallic furnishings, starting from the handle to the large table up to the backlit boiserie. The system can be creatively expanded or reduced according to the required dimensions.
IRORI is exclusively proposed with handle in the version of 8 mm aluminum door and is also available in large formats and in wooden door declination with a typical frame of oriental tradition. In the whole kitchen the research of extent and harmony is evident even in the small dimensions, where there is a game of balance between elements, materials and colors.
Understanding light and color.
Entirely natural materials processed according to tradition (Shou Sugi Ban)
IRORI provides an unreleased book of natural materials by starting from the Black Irori Stone up to the woods, which are suggested apart from the Smoked elm also in the Shou Sugi Ban processing technique, the centuries-old Japanese method of wood treatment obtained by superficial carbonization. The result is given by an elegant blackbrown colored wood, of which the intensity depends on the type of wood and on how long and deep the combustion process has lasted.
Choosing your furniture first helps you hone in on a palette more naturally. If you find yourself gravitating to really strong, bright colors for your chairs and sofas, a neutral wall color is easy to style against. But what if you fall in love with a sofa — like, head over heels, can’t eat, can’t sleep in love with this sofa — and it only comes in neutral colors? The sofa and you belong together, so it’s coming home. But you might want to change up your wall color to accommodate this unexpected change in plan. Remember: paint options are infinite, but furniture comes in a specific selection of shapes and colors.