Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Spanish design duo Masquespacio has unveiled a collection called Toadstool, which borrows from Memphis’s colour palette and child-inspired shapes. The range, for Spanish brand Missana, comprises rounded blocks of offbeat colour, which assemble to create stools, a chaise longue and a circular coffee table.
Missana, also in Valencia, prides itself on its upholstering, and this range is covered in fabric by former Dior designer Raf Simons for textile manufacturer Kvadrat.
Amid rumours of Hedi Slimane's departure, the YSL Fondation recently announced two new museums set to open in 2017 to honour the work of iconic French couturier, with the first located at the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and the second Marrakesh a city YSL loved and which hosts the Villa Majorelle, estate of YSL and Pierre Bergé.
The Paris address will take over the 5 Avenue Marceau atelier where Yves Saint Laurent created his most iconic pieces from 1974 to 2002, and which houses La Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent since 2004. In April 2016, the Fondation will close its doors to allow for renovations in preparation of the upcoming project. Stage designer Nathalie Crinière and chief Yves Saint Laurent set designer Jacques Grange have been commission to recreate the original atmosphere of the fashion house, which will host the design studio as well as the haute couture salons. At the same time, thousands of kilometers away, a second museum is planned for the Rue Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakesh, near to Jardin Majorelle which the designer and Pierre Bergé saved from becoming a hotel development in 1980 and transformed into a flourishing attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Yves Saint Laurent first developed an attachment to the Moroccan city in 1966, drawing on it for inspiration for many years to follow. For Pierre Bergé, "it feels perfectly natural, 50 years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country". Showcasing the Fondation's impressive collection of original work, fashion and art lovers will flock to fashion's favorite new addresses from Autumn 2017.
Somerset House recently presented TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece. Stepping inside the wonderfully eccentric world of artist-author Hergé and Tintin, his intrepid young reporter, the exhibition explored the evolution of the artwork of Hergé, from the simplicity of early newspaper strips to the genre-defining graphic work of the later books. Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Belgium, TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece featured pencil sketches, character drawings, and watercolours alongside original artwork from the finished stories.
Windows were drawn into many of Tintin’s adventures and they took many forms in his stories, from sash windows to portholes, camera viewfinders to binoculars. The windows never appeared on the page by chance, just like the characters whose roles help to further the plot of the storyline.
Models of memorable locations such as Tintin’s apartment were on display and the exhibition designed in reference to one of Hergé’s favourite backdrops - Marlinspike Hall, Captain Haddock’s country house once owned by his maritime ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock.
“The secret of life is to love and to be loved,” Andrée Putman used to say to her daughter Olivia who follows the footsteps of her mother and works as a designer and interior architect. She's Head of the Putman Studio Paris since 2007. Un Peu d’Amour is a joyful fragrance for positive thinking and good vibes, dedicated to all lovers, available in the UK by Avery Perfume Gallery.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Marking 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, Mayoral presents an immersive exhibition recreating Miró’s atelier, curated by Elvira Cámara, Director of The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca and produced in collaboration with historian Joan Punyet Miró, the artist’s grandson. It's a must-see, don't miss this exhibition!