Creative Roundup: February 2019
Welcome to the Creative Roundup, our monthly digest of cool things from the world of interior design and hospitality…
Celebrating 1930’s Parisian charm, this intimate design by Joseph Dirand only adds to the allure of Girafe, currently one of Paris’ most coveted restaurants. Set inside the historic Palais de Chaillot, and next to the river, Girafe is the latest project from restaurateur Gilles Malafosse, his associate Laurent de Gourcuff.
At the heart of the design is the stunning bar, carved out of one solid piece of marble! Earthy, burnt orange tones and soft, sumptuous textures contrast the harsh metal work of the light fittings and window frames, giving just a nod to art deco.
The Sandman, by Studio Tack
A modern take on the traditional ‘motels’ of the 50’s and 60’s, Studio Tack have a developed a winning formula for transforming dilapidated inns around northern California.
The Sandman revives the best of the all American ‘Motel’; a comfortable and inviting space on a modest budget. Worlds away from the formulaic, and bland ‘chain hotels’ that saw the demise of inns like the Sandman, the interior design is quirky and fun. The retro furniture gives a glimpse into the motels heyday whilst mellow colours and playful prints bring a contemporary twist.
Laplace – Bar Cabinet
Made from Sucupira wood, extra-white glass and ‘Printemps’ marble top from the French Pyrénées – this swanky bar cabinet from Laplace deserves a pretty special collection of gins!
UAU – 3D printed home accessories
UAU project is a product design studio with a difference. Founded by Justyna Fałdzińska and Miłosz Dąbrowski in Warsaw, products are designed in the studio but are instantly available everywhere in the world to be 3D-printed to order.
“It’s the future of sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing. We want to show that 3D printing is the best way to make good design accessible”, say the founders.
Without the typical supply chain and storage demand, their carbon footprint and costs are significantly reduced and designs can be customised to fit every space, and personalised to customers need.
New Japanese skincare brand, En has created a curvaceous masterpiece at its new Paris store. Curved, polished brass partitions contrast stark-white product galleries, creating a distortion of space and ‘other world’ sensation.
The name “En” translates as “beauty” in Japanese, but can also mean “circle” and “connection”. These three translations all inspired the design of the store.