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MAN OF STYLE
I’ve always admired the installations for
Louis Vuitton, and finally I met the man
behind them – Jean-Marc Gady. At
this yea r’s Maison, he la unched his Yum e
chair collection. Visit jeanm arcgady.com .
The Pixel cabinet
ART IS DESIGN
“A n emotio nal experie nce, a sense
of belo nging and a state of mind...”
Boca do Lobo is a Portuguese company
with a fo cu s o n ar tisan craftsmanship.
I particularly loved the Pixel cabin et:
it’s luxurious and sophisticated in its
craftsmanship – 1088 lacquered
triangles with an aged mirror internal
lining a nd drawe rs with an elegant
solid brass base. Visit bocadolobo.com.
Losanges rug for Nanimarquina
and Ploum sofa for Ligne Roset.
DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec... need we say more? This designer brother combo
from B rittany, Fran ce, were n amed Designers of the Year at Maison & Object.
While they spread their talent in all directio ns (Established & Son s, Magis, A xo r,
Alessi...), they maintain a single approach based on traditio nal craft skills. I loved
the Losanges rugs for Nanimarquina (locally via Design Farm) and Ploum sofa
fo r Ligne Roset. Visit www.bouroullec.com, designfarm.com.au, ligne-roset.com.
Jetsetting interior designer Dominique Tiller
reports back on the leading looks at one of Europe’s
biggest interiors fairs – Maison & Object in Paris
Pe rfe ct for the WA climate... This Span ish com pany’s outdoor f urniture i s rooted
in Eu ro pean coastal traditio n, but made over in mo dern lin es an d colou r ways
(think alu miniu m in thermo- lacquered white an d bron ze). My favourite? I love
the daybed (above), where weather protection and privacy are controlled by
adjustable side panels. Gandia Blasco also displayed its innovative glass pavilion at
Maison with recessed ceiling lighting panels an d climate-adjustmen t featu res.
Visit gandiablasco.com, Majool (08) 9380 6822, ma jool.com.au .
Bleu Nature is a French company I
came across several years ago at
Maison and immediately ordered in
for the Injidup Spa Retreat. While it’s
renow ned fo r its driftwood fu rnitu re
an d lighting, at this year’s Maison it
introdu ced lllu (above) – o utdoor
fu rnitu re in lacqu ered stainless steel
an d raw oak har vested fro m French
forests. Visit bleunature.com.
Majool (08) 9380 6822, majool.com.au .
I first fell for this English team’s designs
when it launched in 96 at 100% Design
in London during my early years of
wo rking over there. They o riginally
produced a limited ran ge of essential
fu rnitu re pieces in a co nsisten t ea rthy
palette. Today, the fu rnitu re pieces
are much the same, though the team
has moved into producing beautiful
pen da nt light fittings. My favou rites?
The Glass & Silver L eaf rectan gular
a nd Light Drizzle spiral chandeliers
(both pictu red). Visit ochre.net.
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