Driade, Muuto, Seletti, Hay… For Paris Design Week, Made in Design by Printemps concocts an extremely varied range of furniture and accessories, including limited series, showcased at the Intramuros Concept Store.
From September 3 to 8, the Intramural Concept Store houses a wide selection of furniture and accessories concocted by Made in Design by Printemps. This eclectic panel also brings together limited editions designed for the publisher’s 20th anniversary last year. We thus find a carpet signed Guillaume Delvigne, icons by Ettore Sottsass or even bestsellers published by Driade.
The bestseller Roly Poly
The astonishing Roly Poly armchair, signed Faye Toogood, completes the Assemblage collection by Driade. For this series, the designer worked around simple and massive forms, drawing inspiration from art brut and primitivism. The reassuring curves of this oversized armchair serve a design with a naive, almost childish style. The curved and soft shapes break with the very strict and linear environments that make up our daily life.
The sculptural Georgia box
From Jonathan Adler’s Muse collection, this box pays homage to the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe who was the wife and muse of photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Sculptural and atypical, this box presents an astonishing cluster of white porcelain breasts. These segments of the human body, shown as fragmentary sculptures, have an expressive force that invites us to recompose the universe from which the fragment comes, to reform the whole body.
The Cumulus Limited Edition
Imaginé par Guillaume Delvigne à partir de ses carnets de croquis, et édités en édition limitée par Made In Design, pour célébrer les 20 ans de l’éditeur en ligne français, le tapis Cumulus reflète l’univers du designer au travers de son medium de prédilection : le dessin. Des formes organiques et abstraites attirent ainsi le regard du spectateur, jouant avec ses perceptions à travers des superpositions et des effets de profondeur, le tout dans un esprit de douce géométrie.
The iconic Pilastro stool
Kartell pays tribute to Ettore Sottsass with the capsule collection ‘Kartell goes Sottsass. A tribute to Memphis. In particular, we discover an original piece designed by the Italian in 2005: the Pilastro stool, both an everyday object and an art object. Playful and expressive, this piece presents all the characteristic elements of Sottsass’s style: nonconformism, play on color, superposition of simple geometric shapes, totemic silhouette.
Pillar colored candles
The Pillar candles, signed Lex Pott and edited by Hay, feature a superposition of cylinders of different sizes, available in a palette of ultra-trendy flashy colors. This assembly of blocks of colors creates a rhythmic composition with a very contemporary expression.
The iconic Series 7 chair
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Made in Design is reissuing a timeless and legendary piece: the Series 7 chair. Certainly the best-selling chair in the world, the Series 7 chair has been often copied but never equaled. Fritz Hansen reissues the original version, drawn in 1955 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. Series 7 is a practical, light, comfortable and stackable chair, designed to adapt to all types of environments: kitchens and dining rooms of course, but also restaurants, cafes or conference rooms … This chair is made up of ‘a seat and a backrest in one piece: a molded plywood shell. Its design is at the same time refined, functional and organic with an incredible fluidity of the lines.
The vase renewed with Kink
Designed by Earnest Studio, founded by American designer Rachel Griffin, the Kink vase combines traditional craftsmanship with modern technology: the seemingly simple shape has indeed been produced digitally. At the same time simple, enigmatic and playful, this ceramic folded tube, edited by Muuto, attracts attention and stimulates the imagination. The double opening suggests a new way of organizing flowers.
Plissé, the haute couture kettle
Designed by Michele de Lucci, Plissé is an electric kettle in thermoplastic resin which is characterized by pretty pleats which give it a particularly chic shape. Coming from a very old technique, this pleating method applied to this kettle is undeniably similar to that which can be found on haute couture clothing. Elegant down to the smallest detail, Plissé conceals its power supply base inside the kettle. Very practical, it also has a thermally insulated bottom, which allows it to be placed directly in complete safety on any surface.
It comes in various colors at Alessi.
5 rue Saint Merri, 75004 Paris (Beaubourg metro station / Town hall)
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