Bags at Paris Fashion Week s/s 2012
The tobacco-coloured ‘nomade’ bag at Louis Vuitton
Even the backstage polaroids at Louis Vuitton are slickly produced, so no detail goes unchecked
New neon neoprene and leather backpacks from Pierre Hardy
Each season the multi-talented Pierre Hardy creates an artwork inspired by and relating to his collection.
Sunday, june 26, 2011
In 1955 took over the brothers Klaus and Peter Müller the company led by their father earlier. The “Fabrik Feiner Kunstporzellane” factory was located in Höhr-Grenzhausen, a town in the middle of Germany and produced traditional ceramic forms. But when Peter Müller took over the factory, he shifted the direction towards more modern designs. He developed new patented technique of making porcelain in process. He put two, to three layers of porcelain (with varying colours) on top of one another and then notched into the material. This method allowed the different colors of the layers to become visible. This patented technique is called sgrafo, and he was the only one who realized it in the 1950s and 1960s. The
Korallenvase series is probably most famous from the production of the Sgrafo Modern and now it is collectible item. Despite its non color scheme, the vases are very extravagant and their shapes resembles small functional sculptures.
ECAL for Christofle
Sunday, june 18, 2011
‘Jump’, ECAL/Guillaume Sasseville.
‘Bells’, ECAL/Daniel Martinez.
‘Name’, ECAL-Fumiko Ito.
‘Slide’, ECAL/Decha Archjananun.
‘Loupe’, ECAL/Jeremy Murier.
‘Metre’, ECAL/Elsa Lambinet.
ECAL for Christofle
Parisian design event Designer’s Days opening and a group of students from ECAL (the University of Art & Design Lausanne in Switzerland) will be presenting a series of objects made for luxe French silver house Christofle. The projects have been created by the students of the Master’s in Design and Luxury Industry during a workshop.
It’s an ongoing partnership between Christofle and ECAL since 2009, and for the 2011 workshop, led by the designer Xavier Perrenoud, Christofle asked the students to reflect on the idea of a gift for a christening or birth, and more generally on childhood.
Sunday, june 13, 2011
Gino Sarfatti “Moon”
Ettore Sottsass “Asteroid”
Gae Aulenti “Rimorchiadore”
Gino Sarfatti “N°1063″
Italian Lights: Rare 1950s – 1980s lighting around Gino Sarfatti
From this creative profusion, Galerie BSL unveils its pantheon of 1950s to 1980s lighting, a vintage selection rigorously guided by quality and rarity. For many specialists, Gino Sarfatti, creator of hundreds of models, is the 20th century’s greatest lighting designer. “I have never been interested in form,” he confesses, defining himself as an artisan. Everything starts with the bulb for this great chrome stand enthusiast who invented a lamp kit to change as you wish into nine different types of lighting, wall light, reflector, etc.
Louis Vuitton City Guide
Sunday, june 5, 2011
The Coolest Travel Guide
Over the past 10 years Louis Vuitton has been publishing travel guides – a perfect accompaniment to a holiday with LV luggage. For 2011, the books have been updated and are filled with all the best places to eat and drink, intriguing places to visit and sublime places to sleep in 50 cities round the world. They cover all the usual top-tier cities such as Tokyo, Paris and London – but you’ll also find considerably more unusual destinations such as Beirut, Gstaad and Porto Cervo.