In the spring of 2021, the new Intramuros website was launched. In this version, the editorial staff now honors each month a designer whose portrait can be consulted on the home page. A translation of a desire to multiply encounters and portraits, in the magazine as well as on the site. Find the designers of the month for 2021!
April 2021: Marie Christine Dorner, the passion of a job, a chance
She made the cover of n ° 12 Intramuros, just before Philippe Boisselier, her teacher and even Philippe Starck, her hero. At 26, a graduate of the Ecole Camondo, she was returning from a year in Tokyo with her pockets full of projects. 2020 will not have been a dead year for her. She releases new collections for Cinna, Ligne Roset, the Louvre Museum with the RMN, Zeus…While talking about her current events, Marie Christine Dorner looks back on what has shaped her career with modesty…and happiness!
May 2021 : Sebastian Herkner, design at your fingertips
Sebastian Herkner is today one of the international figures that publishers are vying for. It is not easy to establish an exhaustive list of his collaborations, as it is so diverse and varied, like the serene curiosity of the German designer, who works as well with small publishers like La Manufacture as with Cappellini and Thonet.
June 2021: Elise Fouin, tree-like thinking
At the heart of the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault collection, Michel and Sébastien Bras have just inaugurated La Halle aux grains, their first Parisian restaurant. For this extraordinary place, they entrusted Elise Fouin with the signature of tableware. In total harmony with the theme of the culinary offer developed around the seed, the designer has developed the Sillon collection, plates, bowls, cups that connect the earth to the earth and make mealtime a unique experience. A project which sees its completion after three years, collateral effects of the health crisis included.
July-August 2021: Chafik Gasmi, luxury, calm and desirability
It all started with the construction of a house in Algiers, then a hotel in Paris, for which he designed the furniture. The signature of flagships for big houses like Baccarat and the reinvention of store concepts and their customer journeys for both Sephora and Lancôme, both physical and digital, will follow. Thus, since 1987, Chafik Gasmi has built a dense and extremely varied international career, between design, architecture and interior architecture. With a commitment from his studio clearly displayed since 2005: to combine luxury and ecology.
September 2021: Samuel Accoceberry, designer omnipotence
In June 2021, Samuel Accoceberry exhibited at Maison Molière, in Paris, his graphics, carpet version or drawing version, to be captured under the watchful eye of Karine Scherrer from The Art Design Lab gallery. For three years, he has been part of all the Top 100, Top 50 or even Top 20. The pandemic did not prevent him from working, editing and finalizing projects that he had “on hold”, but also from initiating new collaborations. From his studio in the 13th arrondissement or from Biarritz, he polishes his products with passion and with constant commitment. Glass, wood, metal, textiles hold no secrets for him.
October 2021: A+A Cooren, between technique and poetry
At the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, in the exhibition “Tiss-Tiss, Flexible Rigidity”, the creations of A+A Cooren confronted those of Simone Prouvé, in a sensitive dialogue. At the Mobilier national, they presented their armchairs and sofa “In a cloud of Pixels” during Paris Design Week. A look back at a duo of designers who, since the creation of their studio in 1999, have worked on interior design projects, products, furniture and scenography for, among others, Shiseido, Artemide, ClassiCon, L’ Oréal, Cartier, Yamagiwa, Saint Louis, Boffi Bains, Vertigo Bird, Noma…
November 2021: Stefan Diez, the laboratory spirit
On October 21, 2021, Stefan Diez was in Barcelona with part of his team for the launch of his latest lighting collection for the Spanish brand Vibia. Working with Pére Llonch, CEO of Vibia, he was in charge of the launch of Plusminus, “The New Era of Lighting”. The Vibia showroom built by Francesc Rifé Studio and fitted out by Saus Riba Llonch architects and Carlota Portavella, reflected this perfect revolution in the way of lighting, light and electricity.
December 2021 : Germain Bourré, from farm to plate
Germain Bourré welcomes us to his studio-house in Montreuil, in Greater Paris. On a yellow Formica table, with behind him the Taccia by Castiglioni (Flos) and under a Tolomeo Mega by Michele de Lucchi (Artémide), he explains to us the objectives of the Germ-Studio office: to cultivate support expertise through design and to provide a variety of tailor-made solutions for the food service of tomorrow.