Eglise St Hilaire by Mathieu Lehanneur; photo by Felipe Ribon
Parisian architect and designer Mathieu Lehanneur has completed the conversion of the choir at St Hilaire Church in the city of Melle located in Poitou-Charentes region in western France. The organic, layered white marble design reminiscent of a stratigraphic form takes its cue from the sedimentary formation and references the church’s location on the slope of the Beronne valley. (more…)
The interior of La Gaîté Lyrique by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture; photo by Philippe Ruault
La Gaîté Lyrique – a lyrical gaiety – perfectly captures the quintessence of the breathtaking new project by the award-winning Parisian practice Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. Located in the heart of the French capital on Rue Papin, the €83m redevelopment of the 19th-century Théâtre de la Gaîté is a state-of-the-art polestar for creative endeavour which, in the words of Gautrand: ‘provides, on a daily basis, a meeting point between technology, art and the public’. (more…)
The French label Moustache will present this beautiful little piece of furniture by the Paris based designer Inga Sempé during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Have a look at the video, which describes the principle of ‘Balcon’.
'Marie Sophie' chair by Pierre Brichet, photo by Baptiste Heller
The French designer Pierre Brichet created this armchair for the Paris based Coming Soon galerie. ‘Marie Sophie’ is based on a sophisticated steel wire substructure which is covered with leather – an intresting detail is especially the delicate support of the backrest. The chair is available in a limited edition of eight pieces.
The French designer and protégé of the French association VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing) Elise Gabriel recently unveiled some new products realised in close collaboration with the cellulose manufacturer Zelfo Technology. The Zelfo material is based on upcycled fibre-based waste which can be recycled into a new biodegradable highly versatile composite. The new pieces are currently showcased at Galerie Gosserez in Paris.
'Maison L' by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles, 'Cipra' sofa by Edra, photo by George Dupin
‘Maison L’ is the extension of an orangery of the late 18th century, inhabited by a six person family, on a small hill less than half an hour’s drive west from Paris city center. The organic and jaggy composition of the complex is interrupted by five three-storied tower-like volumes, stamping through the garden roof and providing a clear view until “La Défense”.
'The Orange Cube' by Jakob + MacFarlane, photo by Nicolas Borel photographer
The Paris based practice Jakob + MacFarlane recently unveiled this new office building in Lyon. ‘The Orange Cube’ is part of a comprehensive urban planning project for the old harbor zone. The 5-storeyed complex consists of a regular concrete framework, cladded with a perforated, patterned facade. A giant hole carved into the simple ortogonal cube responds to the necessities of light, air movement and views.
This simple but formally elaborate lounge chair for the French manufacturer Ligne Roset was created by the Paris based designer François Azambourg. ‘Grillage’ consists of tabular steel base and a seating made from elegantly folded expanded sheet metal. The overlapping grid creates a beautiful spacial structure and moiré pattern.
The Independent Source for Products, Materials and Concepts
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine