Classics from yesterday and tomorrow now together

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 édition

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.

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How to choose a sofa color for your living room

When you’re picking a new sofa for an existing color palette, you have the tough work of trying to re-anchor your space. Of course, there’s been a long-standing false dichotomy about whether your sofa should be a neutral element or a statement piece. Why not both? A neutral color has traditionally served to unify a room, whereas a bold color has meant that the sofa is the star. Instead, we’re seeing a preference for a new kind of neutral. How to choose a sofa color for your living room? With an eye to colors that are warm, sleek fabrics, and polished hardware, you can integrate muted colors into your space for a room that is color-forward without being overtly “statement.”

ASKING YOURSELF HOW TO CHOOSE A SOFA COLOR FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM? WE CAN HELP.

How to choose a sofa color for your living room? We understand your stress. When you invest in a sofa, you’re making a huge home decor decision. As your largest piece of furniture, the color of your sofa will largely determine future decor choices. From paint color to throw pillows, your couch has a very wide range of influence. And while neutrals are tried and true, you might find yourself hankering for something a little different.

MATCHY-MATCHY

Matching your sofa to your wall color is a good, safe choice. Of course, that thinking ties you to a specific wall color and sofa color… for a long time. Instead, try thinking of your wall or sofa colors as the beginning of a palette. What is the neutral that will best work for your color choices? If you love pinks, reds, and oranges, your best choice might be a soft camel tan. Tend towards dusky blues and sage greens? Look for a grey with similar tones. Instead of planning your room around a single piece, focus on the colors that you gravitate towards naturally, and collect pieces in that palette.

CONSIDER YOUR MATERIALS

Your lifestyle dictates the best material choice, but for this post let’s assume you’re a clean, functional adult who can take care of things. Quality leather is a timeless material. It ages well, cleans easily, and holds up to common household pests, such as dogs and children. It also manages to stay cool in the summer and get cozy in the winter. A leather sofa also allows for other textures to have play in your space without overwhelming. You can keep your space fresh and up-to-trend by adding funky throw pillows or a blanket, but rely on the solid goodness of a clean leather backdrop. Leather also tends to be available on that new neutral scale: deep chocolate browns, caramel tans, olive greens, and clay-reds. Of course, leather isn’t always the right choice for your lifestyle.

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Flexibility for the work spaces

The Design Studio’s vision is to create a sustainable, functional and aesthetic world of design in cooperation with designers from Turkey and around the world. Tuna Ofis get inspiration from consistent structures of modern architecture and modern dynamics of fashion.

This year, as a continuation of this vision, Tuna Ofis has developed a creative business plan, starting from the fact that increasing employee productivity and happiness in office life affects the entire success of the office. [email protected] is the concept of the new collection that the company presents at the next edition of Orgatec. With this collection, Tuna Ofis tried to adopt a more flexible discipline to the work spaces.

Since almost 50 years Tuna Ofis is working to design office environment that increases the quality, creativity and ergonomy of the work spaces.

The [email protected] concept includes not just certain areas of the office but product designs that can transform all areas into a working space, even those outside the office. Everything around us is in constant interaction; people, eating spaces, break areas, meeting rooms, open areas. Tuna Ofis has designed products that have inspiring stories and allow people to work everywhere, at the same time, together as a piece of the whole, and in a state of interaction.

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The console bathroom with sinuous and feminine shapes

The name of this collection draws inspiration from the angle of 18° that this console forms.

Its sinuous shapes soften the steel to give a sense of roundness and femininity. This console is available in different variations. In fact it is possible to choose between Diciotto completely in pure steel or in painted version.The finish of Diciotto in pure steel can be both shiny and glossy as the painting type effect poliuretanica soft touch.

As all of Componendo collections, also the steel of the structure of Diciotto is protected from the special treatment antitouch against the traces of the hands and the drops so that the surface is always clean and brilliant.

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Homage to cross stitching

Likewise, the asymmetrical cut of the rugs breaks with the classic rectangular shape and contributes to a fresh and contemporary aesthetic, which escapes from rigidity to open up to something new. The CANEVAS GEO rug collection, which also includes matching cushions, is available in three colours: Coral, Green and Grey. If desired, the rugs can be combined as pieces of a puzzle, thus enhancing their geometric and tonal game.

The new wool and felt rugs created by Belgian designer Charlotte Lancelot for GAN

With this proposal, however, Lancelot has gone even further with framed coloured areas that appear superimposed over one another. “The idea was to explore the technique’s possibilities,” explains the designer, who is particularly interested in bringing traditional craft to the present.

CANEVAS GEO is a warm and balanced composition, thanks to its wise combination of planes and colours. “The textures intermingle to create areas of different colour and density,” explains Lancelot. The effect achieved is reminiscent of the view of crop fields from an aerial perspective.

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Perfect finnish: Secto Design’s artisanally produced lights

“How many (insert noun of your choice here) does it take to change a lightbulb?” opens the old joke standard. In the case of Secto Design, it’s more of a case of how many woodworkers does it take to craft a quality-first, distinctive Secto lamp?

If you were to head up to the town of Heinola, in Central Finland, you’d discover that the answer is fewer than you think. You see, in spite of its position as a global lighting brand for discerning architects, Secto Design certainly keeps it real. Its busy factory employs just a couple of dozen craftspeople – home-grown, Finnish cabinet-makers every one of them.

Secto Design products never forget where they’re from.

Each and every piece that’s produced is authored, as it were. Initialled by the artisan who constructed it. Know this: it’s no easy task making a Secto lamp. Its formal reduction and simplicity belies its innovation, the latter requiring a great deal of know-how, patience and perfectionism. The diligence and passion of the team, however, means that they can nonetheless respond to even the largest of orders.

High-quality, PEFC-certified Finnish birch veneer is form-pressed into blanks, which are then cut into slats. These are sanded and finally connected using rings of aircraft plywood. The slats are then glued and nailed to the rings. A proud craftsperson’s signature may be one thing, but that doesn’t mean the lamps avoid a rigorous quality inspection before leaving the factory.

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