Sebastian Herkner interprets tradition to create the future

The 2021 ELLE Deco International Design winner relies on craftsmanship to imagine a modernity that he wants to be qualitative and sustainable. By giving back its importance to the human being, he gives a soul to his creations. What does design mean to you, and how do you see your mission as a designer? Personally, […]

MAC COLLINS’ NARRATIVE DESIGN

Mac Collins

At just 26 years old, Britain’s Mac Collins has made his mark on the spirit of the new Saltzman Prize. This new initiative in partnership with the Design Museum in London celebrates the innovation of emerging designers in recognition of the legacy of designer Ralph Saltzman. It’s no surprise that Mac Collins is the recipient […]

Fomes: when the mushroom is pretending to be a deer 

Fome

Used in the handicrafts of eastern Transylvania, tinder has found a new life in the hands of designer Mari Koppanen. Traditionally used for its resemblance to suede, treated and used in the manufacture of bags and hats, this strange material is now invited into the furniture collection “Fomes.” It consists of two seats with generous […]

Discovering the pop and naive sculptures of Léa Mestres 

Léa Mestres

The style of the young designer, a graduate of the ESAD in Reims and the Design School Academy of Eindhoven, is far removed from the industrial rigidity that has come to characterize 20th-century design. To serve her vision, Léa Mestres has taken everyday objects and turned them into real sculptures with soft and enveloping forms. […]

 Connie-Connie, the Danish café with 25 stools 

Connie-Connie

To design its café, the Danish gallery Copenhagen Contemporary called on the TABLEAU studio. They also utilized other talents to design the seating for Connie-Connie: 25 artists, architects, and designers, both established and emerging, designed their own chair and bench for the establishment. The special thing about these pieces is that they were all made […]

 Luteca. When Mexican design comes to Paris

Luteca

While the focus is on Italian and Scandinavian design, Luteca has fallen in love with the Mexican and Latin American scene. Since its inception in 2015 in New York, the gallery has confirmed the richness of this still-undiscovered artistic sphere. A publisher of furniture designed by great masters of the 20th century, the company surrounds […]

 Gal Gaon’s sculptural design

Gal Gaon

Trained in architecture, it is with the eye of an artist that the Israeli designer, Gal Gaon, imagines his pieces. His tables, desks, and benches subtly navigate between the organic forms of sculpture and the functional structure of furniture. Nature is at the center of his creations. Each piece is unique, carved, and manufactured in […]

 Design in Belgium: three new places to discover in 2022 

Design

From the museum to the coffee shop, design invites itself in Belgium in all spaces. A creative emulation that Acumen magazine reveals to you through three new locations to visit … without delay! The Faina showroom in Antwerp Founded in 2006 by Ukrainian architect Victoria Yakusha, Faina is a multidisciplinary studio rooted in the country’s […]