MAISON DOMINO, WHEN MARBLE CULTURE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

Confined to serious, monumental interiors, marble is given a new lease of life by Maison Domino. Maison Domino, a design studio based in Vicenza, Italy, has set itself the goal of reusing materials, particularly marble. By focusing on archival stock to give it a second life, Domino has also taken on a second task: to […]

MARTIN LAFORÊT’S CONCRETE SEATS

Until January 27, 2024, the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Los Angeles is exhibiting concrete seats by French designer Martin Laforêt. Intrigued, Acumen wanted to find out more about the designer’s world and, above all, what lies behind the design of his sometimes functional, sometimes unusual sculptures.   At just 31 years of age, Martin Laforêt […]

“OBJECTS WITH NARRATIVES” UNVEILS THEIR NEW DESIGN SHOWROOM 

On November 28, Objects With Narratives announced the opening of its second showroom in the heart of Bruges, Belgium. Following the launch of a first venue in collaboration with Forward Gallery, the founding trio – Oskar Eryatmaz and brothers Nik and Robbe Vandewyngaerde – have chosen to continue the adventure on their own. A showroom […]

ORGANIC WORKS BY DESIGNER HENRY BAUMANN  

Henry Baumann has revealed some intriguing new design pieces on his Instagram account. One by one, multiple resin bubbles are superimposed to create curvaceous side tables and stools. Read on.  Since his early days, the designer has been surprising people with his unusual play on materials. He has a knack for transforming an initially ordinary […]

FOREVER STUDIO’S EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 

Sara Degenaar and Bienke Domenie form the Forever Studio tandem. Represented by Barcelona’s Vasto Gallery, the two designers have a particular attraction for materiality. There’s only one step between design and experimentation. Forever Studio has taken it in stride. Let’s find out.  It all began in Rotterdam. The two young designers met and set up […]

DESIGN MIAMI, ACUMEN’S FOUR FAVOURITES

The design mecca on the other side of the Atlantic once again summoned the cream of the discipline. Let’s take a look at the four galleries and designers who caught our eye at this year’s event. Kengo Kuma for Aman Interiors  The Migumi collection, the result of a collaboration between Kengo Kuma and Aman Interiors, […]

DORA JERIDI, Harmony out of chaos

Dora Jeridi, winner of the Emerige 2022 Révélations bursary, has just graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris where, after studying literature and two masters degrees in history, she studied under Djamel Tatah. She well deserves the exhibition just dedicated to her by Galerie Mor Charpentier 1: after her participation in the “Figurations, un autre art […]

FOCUS : YANG ZHICHAO,  PLANTING GRASS

Photographic print (2023) from the eponymous performance in 2000 “The human being no longer sees himself as the centre, the decider and measure of all things, imposing his will on an inert nature. The work emerges from a symphony that aims to be both human and non-human.” This is how Guillaume Logé explains the concept […]

GUILLAUME BRESSON, De la chute

Exhibited since 2010 at Galerie Obadia, Guillaume Bresson is one of the leading figures in the hyperrealist figurative painting movement that has become so fashionable. Now based in New York, the French artist (b. 1982, Toulouse) returns with a virtuoso new series, more theatrical than ever. Against indeterminate black backdrops, stormy seas or baroque skies, […]

DIANE BENOIT DU REY , Optical vibrations

Irisation, Chroma, Vibration…, the chromatic palpitations of Diane Benoit du Rey’s canvases hypnotise us. In fact, it was under the title Hypnosis that her large-scale painted fabrics and sandblasted disk were displayed last autumn under the dome of the Espace Richaud in Versailles. Comprising fifty metres of painted hangings suspended between the coffered dome and […]