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«Nuage» : Exceptional lighting from French designer Thierry Vidé

«Nuage» : Exceptional lighting from French designer Thierry Vidé

Since 1998, Jean Sebastian and Félicien Vidé, under the name of Thierry Vidé Design, create and edit contemporary lighting designs, handmade in Paris. As designers of exceptional lighting, they like light sculptures with a high quality design and they’re very keen on producing them in limited editions. Today, we introduce «Nuage», an exceptional art work which exists in 3 sizes, it’s a very beautiful piece for a cosy home with a...

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Printemps : Exclusive Luxury in the best Parisian store

Printemps : Exclusive Luxury in the best Parisian store

Christmas is coming ! Welcome to Paris and to the world of French Luxury. In the city, the most popular Christmas lights are those decorating the Champs Elysées of course but also some department stores such as Printemps, in the Boulevard Haussmann area, where we can see the most elaborate Christmas decorations and Christmas windows. Shopping experience is something to be remembered here in Paris – made of a gala of lights, sounds...

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Hubert Le Gall, Circus and Bestiary

Hubert Le Gall, Circus and Bestiary

Having spent nearly three years for the creation of majestic  scenographies and private orders, Hubert Le Gall decided to create in 2012 for the Avant Scène Gallery on the Circus theme. Pieces of furniture, magic mirrors and decorative objects respond to each other in the tone of humor to propose a mischievous and poetic reinterpretation of the bestiary, dear to the creator. A monograph devoted to his work will be published at the end of...

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Hôtel de la Marine, to be visited in 2015

Hôtel de la Marine, to be visited in 2015

The hôtel de la Marine (1757 and 1774), also known as the hôtel du Garde-Meuble, is located on place de la Concorde in Paris. This beautiful XVIIIth century building led by Jacques-Germain Soufflot  will be transformed in a museum and open to the public in 2015. It houses a chapel, a library, workshops, stables and many apartments, including those of the intendant of the Garde-Meuble. When the Government was forced to join Louis XVI in...

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French Innovation and Savoir-faire

French Innovation and Savoir-faire

Great design! Beautifully shaped in black and silver, three pedals chrome, … an extraordinary piano! This is the first time that the Peugeot Design Lab worked for a client outside the automobile manufacturer: the Pleyel pianos luxury company. Made of carbon fiber and wood, with one big foot, this musical instrument has the great originality to have a mechanism lowered. The lid of the piano is at the keyboard level, which allows the...

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Newly Restored Hotel, so French!

Newly Restored Hotel, so French!

Newly restored: the Hotel Montalembert is the first 5 star Boutique hotel on the Left Bank, located in the glamorous Saint Germain des Prés. An essential feature within the Carré Rive Gauche and few steps away from Orsay and Louvre Museums. To discover. Beautiful. [Show picture list]

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Iconic Chairs in Interior design

Iconic Chairs in Interior design

Bibendum chair The rotund Bibendum armchair was inspired by the tubular steel experiments of Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus and the name of the chair originates from the character created by Michelin to sell the tires. It was created in the late 1910s for an apartment of Madame Mathieu Lévy, a highly successful milliner, in Rue de Lota in Paris. Eileen Gray, Irish designer and pioneer of the Modern movement in architecture, was commissioned...

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Joys of winter: Chalet Béranger

Joys of winter: Chalet Béranger

Is winter your favorite season? Do you like skiing and spending time in snow-filled mountains? Even if you answered both questions “no”, you wouldn’t resist going to the French Alps if you were the owner of Chalet Béranger, the most recent project of talented French interior architect and designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance. Just completed in December 2011, this three-storey log cabin is located in St. Martin de Belleville, a village...

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Maison & Objet 2012 Report – French Novelties

Maison & Objet 2012 Report – French Novelties

Maison&Objet in Paris is the first big design trade show of the year, taking place in January, and as such seen as one of the major influencers on new trends and tendencies. In search of new talents, we focused on the new French exhibitors at Maison& Objet, who might be the driving forces of the “French lifestyle” in the future. Here they are: Cyrille Morin impressed us with his glass art creations that carry a doze of poetic...

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Hubert Le Gall, aTalent which goes beyond furniture

Hubert Le Gall, aTalent which goes beyond furniture

Hubert le Gall is a French designer, decorator, and sculptor, originally from Lyon but now living in Paris in a bright atelier at the base of Montmartre that once belonged to the artist Pierre Bonnard. He started his career in an insurance company, after studying management and accounting, but soon became aware of his creative potential that he demonstrated by becoming a painter. After selling portraits for some time, he decided to turn to...

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