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Organic Design

You are probably familiar with the surprising imitation of nature that is organic design. It appeared in the 1950s, based on an architectural concept introduced by the work of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Organic design is concerned with the harmony between the habitat, the environment and the individual, and focuses in particular on the … Continue reading “Organic Design”

A House named Desire

An inheritance can sometimes upset a well-laid-out life. This is what the Franco-Belgian photographer Serge Anton felt when he received this family house built 100 years ago by his great-grandfather. Located on the eastern edge of Sedan, in the heart of the French Ardennes, his ancestor named it “Mon Désir”, as evidenced by an inscription on … Continue reading “A House named Desire”

Our Favorite Spiral Staircases in Europe

The staircase … an architectural work widespread throughout the world, which today has an infinite number of variations, whether in its form, structure, materials or style. Certainly practical, the staircase also became from the Renaissance the object of impressive architectural explorations and increasingly marked aesthetic work. Thus, the double-spiral staircase of the Château de Chambord … Continue reading “Our Favorite Spiral Staircases in Europe”

Back to the 1990s and the design work of Philippe Starck: let’s go!

Philippe Starck is a designer driven by commitments. Throughout his career reflecting on ecology and economics, he has succeeded in revolutionizing the world of design. Born in 1949, Philippe Starck grew up in the French capital before being trained at the Ecole Camondo. He kicked off his career when he was hired some time later … Continue reading “Back to the 1990s and the design work of Philippe Starck: let’s go!”

7 women – 7 pieces

The 20th century was rich in furniture designs, which today have become vintage classics. Despite less recognition and visibility, many women have contributed to enriching this beautiful collection. Whether they have worked alone, in a group or as a couple, they are an integral part of the great design adventure. Today we present to you … Continue reading “7 women – 7 pieces”

20th century French rugs: from Art Nouveau to contemporary creations

  France shines as much by its creativity and know-how as by the attraction it exerts on artists from all over the world. Through the major periods explored: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, neoclassicism, artist rugs, contemporary creations, models and achievements of major names in the carpet are presented.   This article is inspired by Françoise … Continue reading “20th century French rugs: from Art Nouveau to contemporary creations”

Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is undeniably a gold mine for all design and vintage  lovers. The dedicated pages  are constantly growing. Here is a small selection of accounts to get inspired.   Normanordic For a Scandinavian inspiration, we invite you to scroll through the Instagram page of the Nomanordic shop. The furninure presented, dating from the 20th century, is a … Continue reading “Instagram Accounts to Follow”

Poetic Walls

Wallpaper : long story short Wallpaper has been around in some form or another for a very long time. As early as 200BC, the Chinese were gluing rice paper to their walls, but it wasn’t until the 10th century that Arabs started using linen fibres to create stronger and thinner papers that allowed for greater … Continue reading “Poetic Walls”

How to Create a Boho Interior

A melding pot of colour, texture and pattern, Boho style blends influences and elements from different cultures and eras. Originally referring to travellers from the central-eastern European region of ancient Bohemia, Bohemian style traditionally described people who lived unconventional lives that were richly artistic and nomadic. This travelling gypsy ideal meant that elements of various styles and cultures were … Continue reading “How to Create a Boho Interior”

Vintage v/s Retro

Whether in the field of interior design, cinema, music or fashion, the terms vintage and retro are words that come up very often, especially in recent years. They are terms that tend to be used interchangeably, since they both serve to designate something old. However, these two terms don’t really mean the same thing, so … Continue reading “Vintage v/s Retro”