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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Kitchen inspired on ancient Japanese tradition

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.

Kitchen inspired on ancient Japanese tradition

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.

A basic and refined concept design

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.

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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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