LE JAPON À L’HONNEUR
DESIGN AT LARGE
À L’OUVERTURE DU SALON
Le Japon à l’honneur
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND – KENZO TANGE – ISAMU NOGUCHI – IIZUKA ROKANSAI
DESIGN MIAMI / BASEL 2018
For Design Miami / Basel 2018, which gathers the biggest international design galleries in Basel, François Laffanour will present a selection of furniture.
Among the exceptional masterpieces will be presented a rare bench with a steel structure, designed in 1966 for the private residence of the ambassador of Japan in France (circa 1966), a Kenzo Tange’s chair (1957), Akari the lighting fixtures (1960) desiged by Isamu Noguchi and Hanakago d’IIzuka Rokansi (1930).
DESIGN AT LARGE
LAFFANOUR–GALERIE DOWNTOWN PRÉSENTE ‘DUJARDIN’ PAR GAETANO PESCE
In 1994, the talented italian designer Gaetano Pesce is commissioned to create the architecture and the interior for Dujardin children store on the Belgian coastline Knokke-Le-Zout. This opportunity allowed Pesce once again to combine utility with joyness, Art and Design, aesthetics with functionality.
In the heart of Deauville of the North, the architect offers us the essence of his artistic research with a succession of colors, lines, shapes and materials perfectly representative of his work, his sense of humor, his style and innovative ideas.
This playful, rich and colorful architecture retains its usefulness, but is armed with a new function. It is no longer just about designing industrialized forms, for Gaetano Pesce design becomes the real support for an artistic, political or social discourse.
Always eager to shake up the codes and common ideas, Pesce continues to surprise us almost 24 years after the creation of Dujardin store.
Galerie Downtown-François Laffanour is delighted to make you discover for the first time his interior architecture for Dujardin Store during Design/Miami, Basel.
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