PIERRE PAULIN / OSCAR NIEMEYER 

CURVED IDEAS, FREE FORMS Laid out flush with the floor, and even on walls from the 1990s onwards, Pierre Paulin’s seat carpets are one with the space, and spread throughout it. Reminiscent of oriental garden rugs and Japanese tatami mats, which the designer discovered in 1970 during a trip to Osaka and then India, but […]

THE ART OF MASCULINE STYLE

UNITED STATES – LOS ANGELES For its new group show, the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles presents the work of some thirty leading photographers to celebrate male cultural icons through the different ways style has been used in the expression of self-identity. Steve Schapiro, Miles Aldridge, Annie Leibovitz, Herbert List, Norman Seeff, Herb Ritts, Phil […]

CLAUDE BATHO & ERICA LENNARD

FRANCE – PARIS THE ETERNAL FEMININE A foggy window, an umbrella hanging from a cracked wall, a basin of wet laundry, a little girl asleep on a bench… all simplicity and strangeness, Claude Batho’s photographs express the poetry of everyday life, that of common objects and household chores. Enhanced by black and white, individualised by […]

STEFANIE LANGENHOVEN OR SELF-AWARENESS

SOUTH AFRICA The South African artist and photographer explores the female psyche through the themes of pregnancy, changes in mother-daughter relationships, dreams, fear and death. “Your vision becomes clear when you can look into your heart. He who looks outside himself is only dreaming; he who looks inside himself wakes up”. This quote from Carl […]

THE YETI COLLECTION BY KEN KELLEHER

United States – Massachusetts After his giant abstract sculptures, the American artist and sculptor is adding a new string to his bow and exploring interior design. For Ken Kelleher, furniture is as much an element of pleasure as it is a rich history of contributors. “Whether it’s a personal, corporate, community or institutional space, I […]

BELLONBOUILLOT STUDIO 

United States – New York GREEK, ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN INSPIRATION Guillaume Bellon and Antoine Bouillot are the creative minds behind the Parisian design studio BellonBouillot. Exclusively for New York gallery STUDIOTWENTYSEVEN, the duo have designed and created the “PAW” collection. With a lifelong fascination for the Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities in the Louvre, the […]

3DAYSOFDESIGN

Denmark – Copenhagen 4 NAMES TO REMEMBER  Ten years after its launch, 3DAYSOFDESIGN, based in the Danish capital, has carved out a place for itself in the hearts of enthusiasts of the discipline. Fora Projects Fora Projects is a company that explores the links between furniture and objects. Their pieces, which they present as “well […]

VIRGIN SUICIDES BY SOFIA COPPOLA, TWENTY-THREE YEARS LATER

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UNITED STATES – NEW YORK On September 27, 2000, the first feature film by a twenty-nine-year-old director with an already prestigious name was released in French cinemas: Virgin Suicides. The film, now a cult classic, opens in cinemas on July 12. The mystery of the Lisbon sisters has lost none of its aura.  We sometimes […]

CARLOS LEAL, THE AESTHETICS OF THE PUNCH

FRANCE – PARIS Making the invisible visible, the homeless wandering or stagnating in our streets, in this case those of Los Angeles: this is the mission admirably accomplished by Spanish-Swiss photographer Carlos Leal. Far from being documentary photography, his extremely spare, beautifully composed images have the force of a punch. Elliptical, they never show in […]

PHILOS

GREECE – ATHENS In the heart of Athens’ picturesque Solonos Street, Philos – Greek for friends – brings back to life a decaying neoclassical mansion built in 1937 by entrepreneur and arts lover Euripidis Koutlidis. A place that has lain dormant since the latter’s death, Philos finds a new lease of life in a project […]