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Designers

Félix Agostini - Sconces

Submitted by A-PP on Tue, 2012-05-15 20:58

These sconces by Félix Agostini were seen on “Les Puces du Design.” French born Agostini was a sculptor. He started his career as a print designer. His works include printed fabrics for Channel, and the lighting collection “Echassier” –Wading Bird- homage to Diego Giacometti with whom he had worked on joint projects.

Date of publication: 
15
May
2012

PIERRE PAULIN, designing for the powerful

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2011-11-27 00:10

Icon of the sixties and the seventies Pierre Paulin is celebrated by Mobilier National, at “Galerie des Gobelins” –in charge of managing the government owned furniture. Three French Presidents in the late sixties, and late eighties chose Paulin to design the French presidential palace: Elysée, and the Paris city hall.

Strongly influenced by Scandinavian design, Paulin is particularly known for “Mushroom” –a round shaped seat carved in foam, with a hidden structure and a cosy and humoristic look. Another major success is “Ribbon”, a chair in the shape of a colourful bow on top of a gift box. Paulin also worked for Citroën, the car chosen by most Presidents.

Date of publication: 
1
March
2008

Musee des Annees 30

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:41

 « Leleu, 50 years of Furniture and Decoration », this retrospective covers a period from the Art Deco period to the 70s, and showcases over 120 pieces of furniture, carpets, fabrics, lighting, drawings and decorative studies. Among other grand projects Leleu worked on the world-famous ships: le France, le Normandie… The exhibition is curated by Jean-Louis Gaillemin, founder of Beaux Arts magazine.

Date of publication: 
1
October
2007

Jean Prouve

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:24

The retrospective of Jean Prouvé’s work high-lights the « poetical aspect of a technical object. »   Jean Prouvé, an engineer and innovator, was fascinated by modern industry and innovative materials, particularly steel and its many applications.  The exhibition is organized by the Vitra Design Museum and is hosted in Boulogne’s City Hall, an art deco building by Tony Garnier.

Date of publication: 
1
October
2007
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