Maison & Objet 2011 Designers | Exhibition
Each year maison et objet, Paris acknowledges creatives from the past year who have made an impact on the French design scene.
This year architect Edouard François, designers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec and interior architects Gilles and Boissier have been selected.
At Maison et Objet Paris 2011 (January 21st – 25th) they will be honored and each will give a lecture about their design practices.The presentations will take place from Friday, January 21, 2011 at hall 5B at Paris Nord Villepinte.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are famous for the designs of many iconic pieces from the Closed Bed to the Vegetal Chair, from Algae to the Axor Bouroullec bath collection, from Ligne Roset to Vitra, from Magis to Alessi. Their minimalist designs use simplicity and sensuality to reinvent the codes of daily use for the objects that surround us, shaking up our domestic landscape since the two brothers joined forces over 10 years ago, now.
Edouard François is known as The pioneer of green architecture. At the crossroads of urban planning, landscaping and design, the projects developed by his cosmopolitan team are blazing new trails and bringing new perspectives to issues of use, materials, efficiency and ecology. “Man can only live within architecture … that is the only way to be happy” -those words sum up the abundant designer’s radically holistic viewpoint.
Gilles and Boissier: Schooled at the greatest institutions (he at Camondo, she, Penninghen), initiated by the greats (Christian Liaigre, Starck), Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier created their own agency in 2004.
After the Maison Boulud in Beijing and the Hakkasan in Miami, they acquired an international reputation in the worlds of hospitality, restaurants, and luxury. Their powerful, theatrical, narrative style inspires stagings that give the spaces they work with a unique sense of soul.
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