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Featuring Raf Simons — F. Taylor Colantonio — Mar plus Ask Caroline Denervaud — Tezontle Studio Thierry Grundman — Lucas y Hernández-Gil Style and Inspiration for Contemporary Tribes


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Contents. Cover photo: This summer’s fashions in the courtyard of La Hermandad de Villalba guesthouse in Spain. Top, JW Anderson. Trousers, Sessùn. Ballet pumps, Avril Gau. Painting, Caroline Denervaud. Chair, Kresta Design. Photo: Karel Balas - Style: Elissa Castelbou Art direction: Isis-Colombe Combréas

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16 UP Design, decor, team-ups, exhibitions and events – a spotlight on what’s new this summer

COLLAB The Bouroullecs present a collection of ceramics at Vitra

SPOT Tambien vintage design gallery in Ibiza

EXHIBITION RBC Paris shows Maison Dada

ADDRESS Laura Gonzalez transforms La Gare

EVENT La Biennale International de Céramique Contemporaine in Vallauris

ICONIC José Zanine Caldas

36 Tezontle Studio Between art, design and architecture, discover the work of Lucas Cantu and Carlos H. Matos in Mexico

44 Style This summer’s fashions in an astonishing, traditional Spanish house 4

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The immoderation of F Taylor Colantonio

An island artist

64 Archi The Olive Houses by Mar plus Ask

70 Atmosphère d’Ailleurs A gallery of emotions

80 Interview Raf Simons × Kvadrat

84 Caroline Denervaud A painter in movement

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Contents. TRIBE 90 Worn -

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The creative Australian hideaway of the founders of interiors brand Worn

A 1960s avant-garde home in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles designed by famous architect John Lautner

100 Es Bec d’Aguila -

120 Daniel Rozensztroch On Serifos in the Cyclades, where the creative director of Parisian concept store Merci has his summer hideaway

A Menorcan mansion with a cosmopolitan vibe

TRAVEL 130 Omaanda -

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Travel to a private reserve in Namibia where the Zannier Hotels group have opened their fourth establishment, an eco-design lodge that respects local traditions

Our road map for a perfect weekend in Arles during its major event, the Rencontres de la Photographie

150 Sun-kissed destinations Steer a course for the South! From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Aegean, these hotels will make you want to travel.

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Travels in colour: a selection of objects inspired by the summer landscapes that are the stuff of dreams

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OBJECTS OF DESIRE


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One place is surely in corporal expression and the body’s singular movements, as illustrated by artist Caroline Denervaud whose body’s movements bring her vibrantly colourful and poetic abstract works to life. This is illustrated in this summer’s fashion series (on the cover), where her paintings dialogue with the model’s poses in motion, establishing a dialogue between shape and colour. Audacity can also be found in the inspirations of times gone by. The 1960s was a quintessentially avant-garde period - you need look no further than John Lautner’s modernist spaceship-like construction, whose iconic audacity is still an object of fantasy today. And finally, this much sought-after quality can also be expressed in colour, for example when the walls of a construction of vernacular inspiration, set in the midst of a wild landscape of ancient olive trees, take on gorgeous hues of pink and violet. To reveal the unexpected and let ourselves be surprised, we set off to meet those creatives who have chosen to make audacity their credo. — The MilK Decoration team

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Her home from home A small wooden house in Pantin with a studio and a music room, a place where she is free to be creative and enjoy life with artist husband Vincent Loiret and her children.

His home from home The house where he grew up in Milan and where he has made his own little nest today.

Her home from home A former hunter’s cabin with a garden at the top of a hill in Los Angeles.

His home from home A house in Courtrai built in 1858.

Her dream location Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch. Her lucky charm A Shirley Jaffe painting that was a present from her husband. Instagram @elissacastelbouloiret

After a happy, intellectual and artistic childhood in Toulouse, Elissa studied sculpture at École Boulle and scenography at the Sorbonne. She spent her formative years at Elle, where she was a fashion editor for thirteen years, before joining Grazia as assistant chief fashion editor. She went on to take charge of the image of ready-towear brand La Prestic Ouiston, before becoming a free-lance stylist and consultant.

His icons Antonioni, Luigi Ghirri and Le Corbusier. His dream A 1980s Porsche.

Her dream A Tesla.

His lucky charm A little stone painted on one side that his grandfather gave him when he was a child.

Her lucky charm Her Alessi kettle with its birdshaped whistle. Instagram @gloriamattioni

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Gloria was born in Milan. She had already started her career in journalism when she received her diploma in media studies. She went on to become editor in chief of various Italian magazines, until she decided to work freelance and produce her own subjects for different international titles. She lives in Los Angeles and also works as a consultant for an Italian design company. Gloria is passionate about architecture, design and travel and is currently writing her seventh book.

Federico was born in Milan, a town he is very fond of. He turned to photography after studying art history. His main centres of interest are urban spaces, architecture and interiors, particularly the way a space is occupied. He mainly works for the press, but also takes more personal photos on the theme of architecture and the figures he admires, such as Le Corbusier, Álvaro Siza, Aldo Rossi and Franco Albini. → page 58

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His icons Dave Gahan, Juliaan Lampens, Peter Lindbergh and Vilhelm Hammershøi. His dream A Saab 900 Turbo Aero and a pre-digital Hasselblad. His lucky charm His wife Jessy and their son Ivar. Instagram @piet.albert.goethals

After his studies, Piet-Albert went travelling alone (except for his trusty camera). He worked for several years as a photographer in the music industry, before meeting his wife, an interior designer with whom he published Scandinavian Designers at Work (Luster). Last year, they launched Akt together, an independent magazine with an international flavour that focuses on the Belgian architectural, design, art, fashion and gastronomic scenes. → page 64

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Her icons Gordon Matta-Clark, Simon Hantai, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Gilles Deleuze, Nathalie Sarraute and Guy de Rougemont.

Her icons Leonora Carrington, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier, Edward Hopper, Bouddha and Ray and Charles Eames.


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— The world of design is becoming more and more inspired by the craft aesthetic. The latest example being the “Découpage” vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, which were on show at Vitra during the last Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan.

Designers are more and more partial to showing the results of their research, especially on social media. Rather than seeing themselves as some kind of creative demigod, they prefer to portray the image of craftsmen patiently perfecting their collections. For example, contemporary design greats Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec posted numerous images of their preparatory work for the Champs-Elysées fountain project, however the real surprise came at the last Salone del Mobile in Milan when the two brothers presented a series of vases on the Vitra stand. The design company, which is

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known for its industrial designs and rather secretive nature, presented this “work in progress” - a series of cast cylinders and handcrafted shapes cut from clay - with much pomp. For the moment, this exploration of materials and textures, assemblies of different forms and different colours is in fact just a series of prototypes from which Vitra will select models for mass production, that will be available between the end of the year and the beginning of 2020. — vitra.com / @vitra bouroullec.com / @ronanerwanbouroullec

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For 25 years, the renowned Biennale Internationale de Vallauris has been showcasing talented artists and designers from the world of contemporary ceramics. The event runs throughout the summer and into autumn, from June 29th to November 4th 2019, in other words five months during which you can make new discoveries, contemplate objects of true beauty, meet and exchange. This year, the festival is giving pride of place to the creative effervescence of Italy and its artisanal traditions in which ceramics and innovation go hand in hand as part of everyday life. With studio visits, competitions and awards ceremonies, exhibitions, events and the Picasso collection, the Biennale 2019 is an opportunity to discover or rediscover an age-old art that dates back to prehistoric times. vallauris-golfe-juan.fr

An androgynous wardrobe. Carlo Zanuso’s Italian fashion brand Pomandère designs collections of casual clothes. Since its creation, the brand has been giving its uninhibited, contemporary take on classic styles, remodelling volumes and details in tune with its signature androgynous style. Set apart by a meticulous approach to both fabric and colour, Pomandère’s collections are made up of unique pieces whose subtle, flowing lines epitomise boho chic elegance. “Nomadi Orizzonti”, the autumn/winter 19/20 collection, takes us on a journey of colour and texture to Mongolia, a country known for its nomadic culture. Both the palette and materials are directly inspired by this distant land and fashioned into garments with real character, as inspired as they are inspirational. pomandere.com

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Pretziada - objects with sentimental value. Last year at Milan Pretziada’s unique approach, as seen in their exhibition “A Familiar Place” in the offices of Strategic Footprints, had already caught all our attention. This year, its two founders, Ivano Atzori and Kyre Chenven, pulled out all the stops. “Heavy Souvenirs” built on the wealth of their atypical concept, which combines Sardinian craftsmanship and a modern approach to traditional products. The exhibition played with the idea of the object as a means of representing a place, an experience or a moment in time with the aim of emphasising the importance of souvenirs and the sentimental value of objects. The duo invited

several designers to work in collaboration with Sardinian craftsmen on the social dimension of everyday usage and to come up with some original solutions. The resulting creations include three graphic chairs by Chiara Andreatti, Ines, Lia and Nannai; Sam Baron’s sculptural vases Langiu and Cruciu; and two expressive tapestries designed by Roberto Sironi. This lovely ensemble not only appeals to the senses, it reveals the beauty that lies in an inspirational and expertly designed piece that is made by hand. — pretziada.com @pretziada

Photos : LucioVanotti Haus Images

— During Milan Design Week 2019, Sardinia-based Pretziada created a sensation with “Heavy Souvenirs”, an exhibition at Lucio Vanotti Haus that showcased a small collection of objects and furniture with great sentimental value.

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Micro collections. The multifaceted former editor of MilK Decoration magazine Julie Boucherat is also very skilled with her hands, as is illustrated by her upcoming craft project entitled “Mano Mani”, which means a hand / hands in Italian. “Mano Mani” is a collection of handmade objects, small series of unique, spontaneous and symbolic creations made in France. Starting the ball rolling, “Mare” is an essential summer necklace with seashells, motherof-pearl, coral and high quality natural stones on a Japanese waxed necklace cord. Rounding off this aquatic theme, a small series of potteries evoke the antique terracotta amphorae discovered in underwater wrecks. Available from June 12th at Ailleurs Paris, 17 rue Saint-Nicolas, 75012 Paris. @bonjourmanomani

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Floating pendant light.

Photos : SP Mano Mani ; SP Lambert & Fils

“Sainte” by Canadian collaborative lighting design studio Lambert & Fils is a suspension light that dialogues with gravity and was one of our favourite pieces at Milan Design Week 2019. The Sainte collection re-imagines the rectangle in layered, colourful glass and is the fruit of a creative collaboration between the brand’s founder Samuel Lambert and Rachel Bussin, the studio’s former lead designer. Supported by strong nylon straps that can be adjusted to place it at the chosen height, this minimalist, transparent glass ceiling light comes in different sizes and colours and its architectural forms bestow upon it a genuine air of modernity. Coming autumn 2019. l ambertetfils.com

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Modern Talismans.

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Are Studio. Los Angeles-based Are Studio makes timeless leather bags in minimalist styles. From its materials and shape to the finishing, every model displays an attention to detail that gives it a character all of its own. The fruit of Cecilia Bordarampé’s unique designs, these bags are made by hand using sustainable practices to minimise waste and ensure that each bag is not only totally unique, but of the utmost quality. Inspired by the plural of the verb “to be”, each Are Studio bag is like a clean slate that adapts to its owner and their life. are-studio.com

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Sophie Pfeffer has always had a passion for pretty stones, jewellery and accessories and ever since 2004 she has been designing her own sophisticated collections of modern-day talisman-like jewellery. Alert, curious and open to the wealth of the world around her, she draws inspiration from her travels, nature, far-flung cultures and art to create delicate, bohemian series of jewellery, which are made in workshops in France. Bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings: each piece is the fruit of a subtle mix, an association of raw, natural and precious elements that come together in iconic pieces which shine by their sublime elegance. 5octobre.com


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— It was in Ibiza, in the centre of the popular village of Santa Gertrudis located in the northern part of the island, that Parisians Natalie & Jorge Tambien decided to open the vintage design gallery of the same name.

The couple, respectively an artist and an art director in the music industry, decided to move to Ibiza and start a new chapter in their lives. They opened Tambien a year ago, a place that mirrors their passion for 20th century design and which aims to be somewhere to meet and exchange, open to an international clientele (mainly in the summer) and locals alike. Natalie and Jorge have always loved tracking down rare or vintage pieces and can now proudly display their finds, pieces they fell in love with and ones they currently find inspiring, mainly objects and furniture by architects and designers from the second half

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of the 20th century. Amongst the items on show are French ceramics from the 50s, wicker chairs, Méribel chairs by Charlotte Perriand, furniture by Pierre Chapo, vintage Elipson loudspeakers from the 70s, lovely mirrors, lights by Spanish designers and some Chinese Ge Ba, abstract collages of worn fabric traditionally made by poor women in rural China. There is something for every budget and the curated selection is designed to marry perfectly with the spirit and style of Ibizan interiors. — galeria-tambien.business.site @galeriatambien

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Galeria Tambien, Ibiza.


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RBC Paris × Maison Dada. Its eye for talent has helped RBC make a name for itself on the French and international scenes and become one of the largest distributors of contemporary design in France and Europe. For the first time in Paris, RBC is inviting Maison Dada to present all of its collections to illustrate the spirit of Dadaism, a movement that its cofounder and artistic director Thomas Dariel considers to be the foundation of contemporary design and art. From collages, inventions and reappropriations to furniture, rugs, accessories and lights, Maison Dada strives to create quirky objects that are “inspirational and meaningful” and which pay tribute to creative freedom, humour and poetry, not forgetting Dada’s signature dose of provocation and derision. From June 13th to July 26th 2019, at RBC Paris, 40 rue Violet, 75015 Paris. rbcmobilier.com, maisondada.com HOTEL

The Cheval Blanc St-Tropez.

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The former Résidence de la Pinède is now the Cheval Blanc StTropez, a 30-room hotel next to the beach, shaded by age-old pines and just a short walk from St-Tropez’s famous bell tower. Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s new interior design is based around an intense blue, which boldly establishes the hotel’s identity and echoes its views of the Mediterranean. The architect also chose to enhance the decor with a selection of vibrant pieces by Roger Capron, a leading 20th century Mediterranean ceramic artist who had already left his mark on the previous establishment. In this new decoration, Jean-Michel Wilmotte highlights the discreet elegance of the Cheval Blanc St-Tropez and pays tribute to the spirit of the location in a very contemporary manner. chevalblanc.com

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Laura Gonzalez completely transforms La Gare. We went to meet Laura Gonzalez, Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year September 2019, at La Gare, the Parisian bar and restaurant located in a former train station, whose new interior she has just finished. This is the second time you have worked on La Gare. What defined the project this time? It was actually a completely different exercise with very different specifications. I was asked to create something that didn’t exist in Paris yet and to provide it with everything that it needed for a long-term existence. My idea was to imagine a journey around the Mediterranean, from Portugal to Spain, via Italy etc. My inspiration comes from everything around me and that clearly shows in the result. We conceptualised something that relates to a notion of uninhibited luxury by designing a fresh and happy place that looks like nowhere else.

La Gare is a bar and a restaurant with a surface area of 600 m2. How do you approach such large areas, it is after all something you are used to? I think you need to treat large areas just as you would small ones with lots of details to bring the space to life. You need to think in terms of the atmosphere you want to create and that is what makes the result so rich. Work room-by-room or zone-by-zone – that’s how we worked here and what gives the place its soul. — 19, chaussée de La Muette, 75016 Paris lagare-paris.com / @la_gare_ lauragonzalez.fr / @lauragonzalezofficiel

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What are the main features of the new interior? There is a play of different tile designs that represents many long hours spent drawing and trying different pattern layouts. We also designed numerous pieces of furniture and decorative objects, such as chairs, rope ceiling lights and ceramic wall lights with Jean Roger. We also had a lot of fun with textiles by mixing our very plant-based collection for Pierre Frey with floral prints. The fabrics used on the ground floor are 19th century Le Manach designs that, in the world we have created, appear very contemporary. A lot of work has gone into the colour scheme right across the project, from the fabrics to the paints and tiles etc. There is a lot going on here.


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Cocooning at Sessùn.

Emma François wanted to personalise Sessun’s original Parisian store with a cocoon-like space devoted to her various collaborations and presenting those artists, designers and craftsmen whose creative ideas inspire the values of her brand. She came up with the idea for a kind of “shaman’s hut”, which was designed by architect Aurélie Rimbert and made in France by Atelier Jean-Brieuc. The vocation of this exotic domelike structure, inspired by Marsh Arab architecture, is to house collections born out of meetings and work by creatives the brand is particularly fond of. “It is a place of metamorphosis, where innovations are made welcome and allowed to bloom”. This boutique in Paris’ 11th arrondissement plays the authenticity card, combining journeys to distant lands with the use of warm natural materials, such as wood, leather and reeds and a palette of sun-kissed colours from beige to terracotta and ochre. Inspirational. — sessun.com

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— The first store opened by Sessùn at 34 rue de Charonne has had a makeover with a new space devoted to its founder Emma François’ collaborations and favourite creations.


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Sculptural lights. Designheure has been selling contemporary lights made in France since 2005, working with the very best contemporary designers to offer both private and professional clients, (architects, interior designers) a selection of outstanding lighting fixtures. Thanks to the quality of the materials used and its authentic expertise, Designheure successfully collaborates with a multitude of designers to create its original collections. This suspension from the “Cargo” range by designer Hervé Langlais is the perfect example: as much a sculpture as a light, it comprises three parts whose lines echo the funnels of the passenger liners of yesteryear. designheure.com

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The cream of the crop. To mark its 5th anniversary, Debeaulieu has opened its new E-store where you can order its original bouquets and decorative objects online. This 2-in-1 site brings together little-known and uncommon varieties of flowers, as well as vases and other exceptional vintage pieces unearthed by Debeaulieu’s founder Pierre Banchereau, a florist, decorator and collector who has a very keen eye when it comes to both spotting and creating new trends. The site will send its decorative objects (not just vases, but also ornaments, candleholders, small furniture and tableware) by express delivery to addresses in France and offer next-day delivery for its bouquets. This will be a godsend for people who don’t live in Paris and who want to bring a little of the unique “Debeaulieu” atmosphere into their interior. Since 2013, Debeaulieu has been a byword for quality and creativity. debeaulieu-paris.com

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The sculptural furniture of José Zanine Caldas.

The Brazilian architect, sculptor and designer José Zanine Caldas was an insatiable builder, who worked on almost 400 homes during his career. When it came to furniture, it would all start with a stump, a trunk or pieces of found wood that would determine the form of his creations. His work was also informed by a desire to rationalise the use of wood and take into account the problems of deforestation. Zanine was born in Bahia in 1919. He first worked as a draughtsman in São Paulo, before founding a workshop making architectural scale-models in Rio de Janeiro in 1942. In 1948, he co-founded furniture company Móveis Z and developed the industrial production of plywood and chipboard furniture. At the end of the 1960s, Zanine

returned to the region of his birth and turned his back on rationalist and industrial preoccupations, preferring to devote himself to carving and chiselling furniture from solid wood salvaged from the destruction of the Brazilian forests. “When I see those immense pieces of wood being burned and thrown away, I take the rough wood and transform it into a piece of furniture with natural dimensions.” His practice can be compared to that of the indigenous peoples who carve their canoes by hand out of giant trees. Zanine used rudimentary tools and took advantage of the wood’s fissures and natural curves, giving these unique pieces a monumental and universal dimension. — Carole Daprey

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José Zanine Caldas (1919-2001) A pair of Tronco chairs, circa 1970 Carved solid wood and white leather Parisian specialist: Galerie Chastel-Maréchal 5, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris chastel-marechal.com

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— The art market is notably partial to rare pieces and as such, is constantly coming up with unique and astonishing examples from the Brazilian design scene of which José Zanine Caldas is a key figure.


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Photo : Sophia van den Hoek

— In their Mexican studio, Tezontle’s two founders Lucas Cantu and Carlos H. Mato use different forms and materials as they work at the crossroads of art, design and architecture to explore their country’s complex identity.


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Tezontle Studio. — In Mexico, Lucas Cantu and Carlos H. Matos, Tezontle’s two founders use different forms and materials to explore their country’s complex identity. At the crossroads of art, design and architecture, their work is based on an intuitive process that draws inspiration from both the pre-Hispanic and modernist periods. We went to visit their inspirational place of creation. — Text: Karine Monié - Photos: Sophia van den Hoek

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