New products from Paris Design Week & Maison & Objet

With Paris Design Week and Maison & Objet‘s September edition ending last week it is the ideal time to keep Design daily readers updated with what the French are doing. Here is a quick round up of new products that caught Design daily’s eye.

The ‘Monti’ coffee table in Estremoz marble joins the rest of Martin Masse’s  Monti collection  for limited edition gallery  Kolkhoze.

The ‘Monti’ coffee table in Estremoz marble joins the rest of Martin Masse’s Monti collection for limited edition gallery Kolkhoze.

Founded by Thibaut Van den bergh & Thomas Erber, Kolkhoze is a limited edition gallery with a very refined and material rich aesthetic. Situated in the heart of Paris at 13 boulevard Beaumarchais, the gallery represents more than forty extraordinary designers including Karen Chekerdjian, Pool, Rooms, Pierre Martinon, Francesco Balzano and Victoria Wilmote across furniture, lighting and objects in ceramic, bronze, glass and stone. The gallery presented a group show at Maison Dentsu in Rue de Rivoli during Paris Design Week.

The  Orsetto  collection by Martin Massé for Kolkhoze. The coffee table is travertine, the upholstery is in Dedar wool boucle.

The Orsetto collection by Martin Massé for Kolkhoze. The coffee table is travertine, the upholstery is in Dedar wool boucle.

Martin Massé’s Monti collection for the gallery (seen at the top of the post) now involves thirteen pieces ranging from tables in subtle marbles and travertine to upholstered pieces with elm burl accents. The overall look of Massé’s collection is quite classical with some quietly Art Deco flourishes. Despite all this the shapes are elemental and totemic. For a deeper look into the beautiful work presented by the gallery take a look at their website here

Joris Poggioli’s exquisitely proportioned green marble tables from his new  Eden Paradiso  collection .

Joris Poggioli’s exquisitely proportioned green marble tables from his new Eden Paradiso collection.

Another designer who is represented by Kolkhoze is Joris Poggioli. During Paris Design Week he showed his new Eden Paradiso collection in glass, onyx, marble and rosewood (two examples are shown above). Poggioli runs his own label Youth Editions and is represented by a number of design galleries including ToolsGalerie and Theoreme Editions.

New limited edition gallery, Theoreme Editions, debuted in its home city of Paris after launching the label at Milan Design Week in April.

New limited edition gallery, Theoreme Editions, debuted in its home city of Paris after launching the label at Milan Design Week in April.

Theoreme Editions is another exciting young limited edition design gallery that represents some very inspiring talent (including Joris Poggioli whose cylindrical marble bookshelf can be seen above) such as
Emmanuelle Simon, Garnier & Linker and Services Généraux. The exquisite resin stool / side table in the foreground above is called Constantin and by Francesco Balzano. My guess is that this is made by the workshop that works on Sabine Marcellis’ sublime resin creations.

‘Probe’ pendant light by Swiss design studio Big-Game for Korean brand AGO Lighting.

‘Probe’ pendant light by Swiss design studio Big-Game for Korean brand AGO Lighting.

Alain Gilles designed several items for Belgian brand XL Boom including champagne buckets and candle holders and with fine stepped lips along with bookends in a smooth swooping shape. Made from cast aluminum or machined marble these items have a slight Art Deco feel.

Alain Gilles designed a number of items for Belgian home accessories company XL Boom, including these ‘Laps’ cooler buckets. Avaialble in three sizes these coolers are made from cast aluminum anodised in a bronze or brass colouring.

Alain Gilles designed a number of items for Belgian home accessories company XL Boom, including these ‘Laps’ cooler buckets. Avaialble in three sizes these coolers are made from cast aluminum anodised in a bronze or brass colouring.

The exhibition 1000 vases was initiated in 2018 by design platform Meet My Project. Since then it has also formed part of Dubai Design District. It’s hard to do justice to the range of vessels on display and so I have just provided three examples as a taster. The possibilities as they far too frequently say ‘are endless’. Its true with this form however as the only real prerequisite is that it holds some form of leaf, flower, stem or plant - beyond that it’s open to interpretation and to a myriad of material explorations.

It’s hard to believe this isn’t glass but Slovakian designer Štefan Sekác produces glazed porcelain in incredibly glossy colours and iridescent finishes.

It’s hard to believe this isn’t glass but Slovakian designer Štefan Sekác produces glazed porcelain in incredibly glossy colours and iridescent finishes.

Sebastian Bergne’s  Ha’ Porcelain vases ‘Tuba‘ and ‘Fruit’.  Ha’ Porcelain  is a new company that brings contemporary design together with traditional porcelain workshops in Japan. Photograph by Ruth Ward.

Sebastian Bergne’s Ha’ Porcelain vases ‘Tuba‘ and ‘Fruit’. Ha’ Porcelain is a new company that brings contemporary design together with traditional porcelain workshops in Japan. Photograph by Ruth Ward.

Just one group of the huge number of vessels on display at the exhibition 1000 vases on show at Espace Commines. These vases are by  Platalea Studio .

Just one group of the huge number of vessels on display at the exhibition 1000 vases on show at Espace Commines. These vases are by Platalea Studio.

Dutch designer Roderick Vos added to his body of work with ceramic specialist company Cor Unum (which means ‘One Heart’ in Latin) with his ‘Doodle’ vases. Produced in gloss white and in four unusual shades; Leaf Green, Yellow Cream, Apricot Wash and Vintage Violet (seen on the next image down) the vases have a cartoon-ish morphic quality that holds its own when empty, while being wonderfully practical when flowers are on hand.

All four colours of ‘Doodle’ vases by Roderick Vos for Dutch ceramic specialist, Cor Unum.

All four colours of ‘Doodle’ vases by Roderick Vos for Dutch ceramic specialist, Cor Unum.

Roderick Vos also launched a new ceramic product with Amsterdam label Pols Potten - a stool called ‘Oily Busk’ (below right). Featuring a wildly iridescent glaze, the stool has the look of something metallic and robotic which is strange given its ancient material. Obviously there is a ‘thing’ around iridescent objects at the moment because Zurich based brand Schoenstaub also released table ware in this finish (three of which are shown below left). Their Fantastic Objects 1 through 5 include an ashtray (a very rare thing these days), champagne bucket, objet d’art and tray - all in iridescent green. The pieces are made in Hungary by traditional ceramics company Zsolnay and given an eosin glaze. Eosin was developed in the 1890’s with the name coming from the Greek word ‘eos’, which means flush of dawn as the first iridescent colours were in red hues.

Roderick Vos also released a new rug for Moooi Carpets called ‘Bow Beijing’ The rug uses the motif of a coil wrapped in a bow which recalls the look of traditional coiled baskets.

Roderick Vos also released a new rug for Moooi Carpets called ‘Bow Beijing’ The rug uses the motif of a coil wrapped in a bow which recalls the look of traditional coiled baskets.

Design daily has been an admirer of the French label Moustache since it was founded in 2009. With designers such as Matali Crasset, Bertjan Pot, Big-Game, François Azambourg and Inga Sempé as part of their debut line up it’s no wonder this small label has always followed its own path delivering interesting, often colourful and at times rather odd pieces across furniture, lighting and decorative objects. Founded by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, their launch imagery photographed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris was a complete breath of fresh air as colourful contemporary works filled the dark wood panelled rooms of the museum. Finally after all these years they have opened their first Paris showroom at 17 rue Beaurepaire in the 10th arrondissement.

The new Moustache store in Paris designed by xx with its bright orange moving track display system.

The new Moustache store in Paris designed by xx with its bright orange moving track display system.

The Moustache showroom was designed by En Bande Organisée in collaboration with Julien Dufresne architecte, and is full of surprising ideas such as the bright orange mobile track display system and a room of formed white plaster that sort of looks like you’re in an igloo or ice cave.

The all white end of the Moustache store with a plethora of gentle arches and round skylights creating a soft background for the colourful objects to jump out of.

The all white end of the Moustache store with a plethora of gentle arches and round skylights creating a soft background for the colourful objects to jump out of.

In recent years Moustache have added to their already amazing portfolio of designers with Benjamin Graindorge, Ionna Vautrin, Jean Baptiste Fastrez, Clara Von Zweigbergk Dimitri Bähler and Antoine + Manuel (along with many others) enjoying the creative freedom the label has provided.

The display shelves at the Moustache store are intriguing. The brackets are a little like Bertjan Pots masks open-mouthed and holding onto the shelves.

The display shelves at the Moustache store are intriguing. The brackets are a little like Bertjan Pots masks open-mouthed and holding onto the shelves.

Hartô released three new products to coincide with their showroom opening; the ‘Claude’ lamp (shown below) by Guillaume Delvigne, the ‘Prosper’ sofa (on the right above) by Studio TerhedeBrüegge and the ‘Andréa’ chair by Aurélian Barby (also shown below). Delvigne’s ‘Claude’ lamp also comes in a table light version which carries on the cage-like motif. Both lamp variants are available in grey green or burgundy as well as the black shown. Barby cites mid-century Danish designs as inspiration for her Andreá dining chair and its generous solid back and arm rest does have something of the spirit of the ‘Metropolitan’ chair by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen.

Another new showroom opening coinciding with Paris Design Week was that of French brand Hartô. This well priced label has input from some highly respected designers such as Guillaume Delvigne and  Thomas Kral  and  Benjamin Graindorge .

Another new showroom opening coinciding with Paris Design Week was that of French brand Hartô. This well priced label has input from some highly respected designers such as Guillaume Delvigne and Thomas Kral and Benjamin Graindorge.

‘Prosper’ sofa by Studio TerhedeBreügge for Hartô.

‘Prosper’ sofa by Studio TerhedeBreügge for Hartô.

The Visions / Perceptions exhibition was a collaboration between French label Triode Design and New York studios Calico Wallpaper, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and glass artist, John Hogan. According to the organisers the show was about exploring the phenomena of illusory perceptions through a series of three distinct works installed in dialogue to create an environment where material realities and optical illusions mingle. While Calico Wallpaper presented new desert inspired papers from their Singing Sands collection in colours with names like Canyon, Ravine and Sierra reflecting the particular colour balance, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio presented a new mobile called ‘Moire’. The mobile is like a three-dimensional Arp artwork with soft, complex shapes overlapping and interconnecting to create new colours and shadows with the added benefit of movement. John Hogan’s work in glass is well known to followers of Future Perfect and Roll and Hill lighting but in this setting the glass items are forced to find their own way devoid of a white pedestal (a mound of sand doesn’t count!).

The Visions & Perceptions show at Triode Design featuring the exceptional work of Calico Wallpaper and ‘Moire’ a new mobile by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. The glass objects are by John Hogan.

The Visions & Perceptions show at Triode Design featuring the exceptional work of Calico Wallpaper and ‘Moire’ a new mobile by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. The glass objects are by John Hogan.

Shown below left is Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s ‘Moire’ mobile with Calico Wallpaper’s ‘Singing Sands’ wallpaper in the background. To the right is Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s ‘Equalizer’ 2-piece pendant. This fitting is available in many configurations with up to five glass spheres which are hand blown by regular collaborator and Visions / Perceptions exhibition artist John Hogan. These spheres are shown below in the ‘Chameleon’ finish which delivers a subtle colour-shift when viewed from different angles. The spheres can also be specified in smokey green or cream satin finished glass if preferred.

The next post will chart the best of London Design Week which is already in full swing. Stay tuned for some inspiring installations along with a lot of new product in what may well be the last of the truly European LDF’s.