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5 intérieurs avec la chaise NAP de Kasper Salto | Republic of Fritz Hansen

5 ways with the NAP chair

On my long list of things to do in our home, is getting a new set of chairs (maybe the NAP chair) for our recently renovated dining area. Ten years ago, I bought a set of white dining chairs from AM-PM but unfortunately, out of the 8 purchased, only 2 survived. To replace them, I sourced an eclectic collection of vintage wooden chairs from second-hand shops which I then painted white (see here on Instagram, here and here) The Bertoia chair by Knoll was bought on Ebay and I’m selling a brand new one here which we are not using if you are interested. The mix and match of style and genre gave our room a relaxed, holiday vibe which I love. However, I have been living with the same look for the past ten years and it would be nice to upgrade at some point. On my radar, is this beautiful, simple NAP chair designed by Kasper Salto for Republic of Fritz Hansen in 2010. Salto started thinking about the design of the chair in 2008 and the NAP chair is the …

Domotex 2017: The things I love the most

Domotex 2017: The things I love the most

Last week I flew to Hannover as I was invited to attend Domotex. When it comes to interior design trade shows I usually attend Maison & Objet in Paris and a few in London and I have to admit, both Domotex and Hannover were not on my list of places to visit but I’m so glad I went because it was a visual feast and I met a lot of interesting people including Award-winning Designer Alfredo Häberli (see his site). If you don’t know anything about Domotex, it is The world’s largest flooring trade show and if you are a Retailer, Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Manufacturer or Journalist, this is the place to be to discover the latest trends and technologies in flooring from rugs, tiles, carpet and wooden floors. The rugs area was by far, my most favourite hall and the one that caused my heart to skip a beat more than once, especially the designs of Berlin-based creative company: Rug Star which I’m sharing with you today. From hobby to passion: How did it all start for Jürgen Dahlmanns, Rug Star …

Handvark- Jury Découvertes Maison & Objet

Handvärk: “Jury Découvertes” Award at M&O

Paris is always a good idea and if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I was there last week… I had the chance to be invited by the prestigious Maison & Objet to discern an Award to the design or Designer of my choice. It’s a great thing to receive an Award but it’s also a great feeling to be able to give an Award to someone and spread a bit of happiness around. I saw a lot of beautiful designs at Maison & Objet … Pretty things that strike a chord, others that impressed me and some that would have loved to have in my home. In the end, I decided to give the Award to Designer Emil Thorup and Handvärk for their gorgeous marble coffee table 90. Imagine my joy when I found out the company was only 12 months old! As much as I love the likes of Menu, Vitra and & Tradition, it’s a great feeling to award new, upcoming Designers where talent is so obvious. Made of 4 pieces of white marble with a steel frame, the coffee table 90 by HANDVÄRK seduces me …

Norm Architects Furniture Utopia

Norm Architects Furnishing Utopia

Norm Architects who I have mentioned many times here, here and here have recently taken part in Furnishing Utopia, a collection of 30+ shaker inspired objects featuring work by 11 design studios from 10 cities and 6 countries, channeling the Shaker aesthetic into modern forms relevant to contemporary life. Saying I’m a fan of their work is an understatement, I love everything they design and their shaker trays is no exception…