|Confronted with stereotypical mass decoration trends, François Bernard wanted to experiment in newer, more distinctive and emerging creative directions.” He explores 3 aspects of this elegant trend - Modern Living, Sculptural Living and Soft Living - and their main influences, such as animist art and 20th century geometric abstraction.
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|For François Delclaux, tableware has got a new lease of life thanks to the hotel and restaurant industry, “places that put on a display, one in which it is possible to bend the rules, in both a minimalist and maximalist direction. The “MIN / MAX” dichotomy is a way of exploring minimalism’s chiaroscuro aspects and a maximal theatrical exuberance.
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|“We are seeking reassurance at a time when everything is becoming virtual”, Elizabeth Leriche explains. This tactile comfort is ideally expressed in bedrooms and bathrooms. 4 facets are presented: functionality in Simply Together; natural materials in Mediterranean Craft; nature in Deep Nature; and finally urban sophistication in City Elegance.
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|According to Chantal Hamaide, the connected society and new working practices are fashioning a connected nomadic lifestyle that relies on objects. 4 words illustrate this trend: connectivity, comfort, usage and mobility. “We now need a high level of connectivity and, to soften this environment, we also need more personal objects and pretty things.” Exhibition design: Philippe Boisselier
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