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THE ICONIC DESIGNER’S RESEARCH STUDIO UNVEILS A SUPERB NEW PARIS BRASSERIE: Tom Dixon has recently redesigned the brasserie at Publicis Drugstore, situated at the very top of the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The venue has been one of the revolutionary hotspots of the “city of love” for over sixty years, and is now part of the Tom Dixon Design Research Studio’s portfolio. The new restaurant and bar has been renamed Le Drugstore, and is located on the ground floor of the famed shopping and entertainment centre at 133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Publicis Drugstore was founded in 1958 by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of Publicis Group (one of the world’s eminent advertising agencies) and it was designed to bring the American consumer convenience and bar...

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coshamiemet Jean-Louis Deniot

ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING DESIGNERS OPENS UP ABOUT HIS WORK AND FUTURE PLANS: Jean-Louis Deniot is the man behind what most of us may refer to as “the French interiors of our dreams”, in a nutshell. On a global scale, Mr Deniot’s authentic design approach has garnered international acclaim and a beyond-impressive portfolio of clients and high-end projects. Securing himself at the forefront of a competitive interior design scene, Mr Deniot practices a “classical-contemporary” approach to his work, exploring the balance between the old and new with a type of style that is not easy to come by. [caption id="attachment_4926" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] Knowing what he would do with his life from an early age, Mr Deniot has spent most...

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THE FRENCH CREATOR OF UNIQUE ATMOSPHERES OFFERS A STUNNING LOOK TO A 5-STAR PARIS HOTEL: Situated in the heart of Paris, between the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre, Nolinski is one of eminent designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s most recent accomplishments.   [caption id="attachment_4832" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4820" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] Inspired by the iconic Haussmannian elegance, the design is an eclectic yet refined tribute to the French lifestyle, with a top note of jubilance that cannot be ignored. [caption id="attachment_4821" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4822" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] Just moments away from the superb Palais Royal gardens and tucked away between layers of architectural...

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THE LEGACY OF AN ARCHITECTURAL ICON UNVEILED AT MAISON & OBJET: Zaha Hadid has redefined architecture and design for the 21st century through a career that spanned four decades, before she left the world prematurely in 2016. Her vision has captured imaginations across the globe and her challenge of form itself has reshaped the way we look at the world around us. [caption id="attachment_4654" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Zaha Hadid Architects[/caption] Continuing her legacy, Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled a stunning new collection of home décor designs at this month’s Maison & Objet in Paris. Drawing inspiration directly from her extensive archive of sketches, paintings and drawings of her own hand, ZHA have launched a new line of gift items and decorative accessories,...

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Louis Vuitton. Made in China.

It has been ten years since Chinese contemporary art made its appearance in France. Until 5 September 2016, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents an exhibition devoted to Chinese art. The exhibition «Bentu - Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transformation." brings together 12 artists from different generations - artists born in the 1950's as well as younger artists born in the 1980's living in mainland China including Ai Weiwei, Zhou Tao, Huang Yong Ping 黄永砯, Zhang Huan, Xu Zhen and Zhang Xiaogang. Using a mix of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture, as well as newer cutting edge technologies, sometimes associating with or confronting these, the artists explore the problems of a society that is...

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