Maison&Objet Paris 2019: 8 Design Studios To Watch
1/8 Rosie Li
Rosie Li started her career in lighting design with the prestigious Roll & Hill. Today, she designs and produces decorative light fixtures, many with botanical themes. Her latest collection, Bubbly, which is made in collaboration with glassblowers, consists of a giddy cluster of solid and illuminated spheres.
2/8 Atelier Polyhedre
Atelier Polyhedre challenges the identity of objects through their experiments with ceramics. Taking a graphic approach to tableware, their Coupe Circonférence and Fucus dishes open possibilities to a new style of dining.
AL_ captures the beauty of nature and its four seasons in its series of lifestyle products. The Stone soap made from natural oils rests atop a wooden tray that mimics the ripples of water in its form.
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4/8 Alex Brokamp
Los Angeles-based designer Alex Brokamp’s eponymous brand marries the process of craft with modern fabrication techniques in his Collate Table. He lets the production process create the piece by using a CNC router (a computer-controlled cutting machine) to gouge concentric swirls into the aluminium top.
5/8 Kin & Company
Describing what they do as “contemporary work that’s a little more avant-garde”, Kin & Company straddles the boundaries of art and furniture in their experiments with patina to produce various shades of rust and verdigris.
6/8 Clear b
The creative brainchild of Craft Combine, Clear b is a Korean purveyor of decorative objects that are locally made in borosilicate glass that is highly resistant to heat and impact. Both poetic and practical, their glass incense burners are made bowl-like to prevent the fallen ashes from scattering.
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7/8 Extra&ordinary Design
Inspired by the gentle ruffles of traditional pouches used in South Korea, Extra&ordinary Design expands her range of vases with a new collection entitled Jumony. These are made and finished by hand; bespoke colours and finishes are also available.
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Jotjot, together with design studio Kibisi, turns the mundane modularity of sofa design into a virtue in Brick, a sofa formed by stacking cushions in the style of brick-laying.
The Maison&Objet (M&O) fair was held in Paris from September 6-10; visit maison-objet.com for more information.