Now! LE OFF
Located at Le Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris, NOW! LE OFF is a Paris Design Week staple, home to young designers and emerging talents featuring the new, the unusual and the avant-garde as a springboard for designer creativity from around the world… Here’s a look at our top picks from this showcasing of up-and-coming talents.
This French design factory manufactures collections from repurposed materials generated by their respective regions; the furniture designed according to the original form of the waste material. Maximum seeks to exploit the full potential of discarded materials, from which to create an entirely new design object and aesthetic. They are essentially bringing the production process back full circle, creating new cycles from one which have seemingly reached their end.
The Buenois Aires base, Bolivian and Venezuelan designer trained in France presented her stunning collection, Imprinted Memories for the first time at this year’s M&O 2016. Natalia Baudoin created a collection of everyday objects using indigenous casting techniques known as “imprinted ceramic,” in a tribute to the craftsmanship of native cultures pushed to the fringe by globalisation.
The collection consists of five pieces: one water carafe, one cup, one mortar, and two dishes. All inspired by the foundation utensils of South American indigenous communities.
Home to reimagined and reworked skateboards born from 1970’s skater culture and spiced up with some pretty stunning engravings and designs inspired by textile industries of the 19th and 20th centuries and imbued with a vintage meets modern skate vibe.
Linen Dream Lab
This Linen Dream Lab launched in Paris and Milan as an space of experimentation in textile and technological innovations with a creative perspective on the use of linen-based fabrics… Not just a materials library, this fabric lab places itself at the intersection between creative and technological projects across Europe using 100% linen fabrics.
Nice for Nice
by Bryan Micallef
Headed by designer Bryan Micallef, this brand’s motto is simple: they make nice, custom-built furniture for nice people… the idea is to create bespoke design objects specifically tailored for it’s intended space, and using only recycled Australian hardwood timbers.
Hailing from Zurish, Switzerland, architect and interior designer Anna Poullou showcases her architectural seven-piece line of cutlery.
This designer from Bologne is turning out beautifully simple, highly functional design objects that play a game of contrasts, re-examining the supposed intention of an object in his clever, multi-functional designs.
Maker of avant-garde hanging gardens, Boskke’s is turning interior gardening on its head, and quite literally, with their line of upside-down planters. Under the belief that plants improve well-being and the human experience, especially the design experience, Boskke is bringing a much needed dose of nature into city life in a most functional way.
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