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No. 7 - February 2013

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Dream Kitchens…

Focus on designers Laura Gonzalez Teresa Sapey Friso Kramer…

Wall

coverings…

1925 - 2013

Andrée Putman, creator of interior art


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english EDITION No. 7 - February 2013

Our tribute, Madam One day separated the opening of the first 2013 Home & Objects show, and the passing, at 87, of an icon of design and interior architecture, it makes you wonder if there is no cause/effect relationship, as in “does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?”

CONTENTS Agenda 04 Dream Kitchens

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Wall coverings 18 Focus on designers

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Focus on vintage 73

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Hotel design

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Objects in Style

44

Paths & borders

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Andrée Putman 60 Design News Briefs

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Crazy about design

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Free subscription

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The luxury side

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Focus on materials

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Tips from the editors

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In a twist of fate, or touch of inspiration, our Vintage article from December 2012 recalled the essential role of this female icon of design and artistic freedom of expression, who revolutionized the creative codes in force in 1972. Tributes made to Andrée Putman upon her passing were many, sober, and lacking in commentary. The laconic AFP wire story recalled that Andrée Putman “was known for her clean, elegant, timeless style.” True, but that’s a rather brief way to summarize sixty years dedicated to creation and design that was without borders, generous, authentic, nonconformist, and passionate. Left in the wake of the woman who declared herself to be “impressed by those artists who seek nothing more than to remain in the heart of their sincerity, of their risk,” we find the successes of people, like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Issey Miyake, or Thierry Mugler, but also Christofle, Vuitton, Pleyel, Veuve Cliquot, Guerlain, a few restored major monuments, and a ton of little interiors. After traveling the world over, and leaving her mark on New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Munich, Tokyo, and of course, Paris, in the end it was in the same Sixth Arrondissement of Paris, where Andrée Purtman was born, that she took her final breath. It was a life that leaves behind a great, full, indelible proof of a masterful talent. “My only concern was to tell myself if I interest at least ten people, I will have accomplished something that will carry me my whole life,” she declared at the start of her career. It was a mission accomplished in spades. Publication director: Bertrand Daudey Editing director: Philippe Boegli Editing team: Severine Littière, Cécile Poulain, Sandrine Pouchain, Eglantine Bremond. presse@mcmwebzine.fr Advertising department : 09 75 21 54 81 - pub@mcmwebzine.fr Advertising manager: Jennyfer Vautrin. Publishing/editing: Atenao Reader mail: lecteurs@mcmwebzine.fr Agence de traduction : www.atenao.com Cover and Contents  COPYRIGHT ALICE SPRINGS The M COMME MAISON ® Webzine is published by Atenao - SARL capitalized at 160,000 euros - SIRET No.  509516670000323 - RCS Aix-en-Provence - Registered offices: 9 allée Claude Forbin - 13100 Aixen-Provence - Tel. 04 42 93 34 29 - Any reproduction, even partial, of the items contained in the M COMME MAISON ® magazine and on the mcommemaison.com website is prohibited. The advertiser is solely responsible for the information contained in the advertisements and guarantees Atenao against any judgment made against it on this point. Despite the care taken by the editing staff to ensure the precision of the information published, since this information comes from very diverse sources, the publisher cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. The publishing director reserves the right to reject any publication.

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04 Agenda...

To keep your eye on ! La Rochelle 4th Eco Home Show, for natural housing and 10th Organic Breathe Life Show Espace Encan February 15 -17, 2013 Energy performance, environmentally-friendly materials, renewable energy, healthy design--all of these topics and more will be presented at the 4th " Eco Home" show, aimed at making construction sustainable. Living in an environmentally-friendly home, that's the dream of every environmentalist and self-respecting citizen ! And it's possible.Natural housing means healthy construction through the use of healthy materials (wood, brick, natural insulation, etc.), an environmentally-friendly attitude by saving energy and the planet; renewable energies: solar, wind, wood, geothermal; natural finishes using design materials, such as lime, earth, and cellulose coatings, natural pigments and paints... Close to 70 exhibitors are expected at the show.

Nantes Nantes Design Show at La Trocardière de Rezé February 15-18, 2013 Design inside and out: both worlds await visitors to the 3rd Design Show. 12,000 visitors are expected to both spaces dedicated to interior and exterior design. From planning to household linens, from arts and crafts to design, from the kitchen to the bathroom, including designing green spaces, furniture, and plants, close to 130 exhibitors will be presenting a range of current products and services adapted to all types of projects.

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6Agenda The Kitchen...

The Kitchen

Wall Coverings

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Dream Kitchens‌ Today's kitchen has become a room of its own and needs to combine practicality and esthetics. It's fun to be in the kitchen around some good dishes with family or friends, but it can also be a solitary place, where you can let your creativity run wild. The current trend is to open the kitchen up more to the rest of the house, to make it more social and comfortable. MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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8 The Kitchen...

Contemporary Kitchens‌ And if you gave it its own style? Modern, clean lines make this magnificient kitchen. Bathed in light, it is composed of textured oak and pure glossy lacquer. Its finishes are in stainless steel and polished nickel. Only three colors are needed to give it tremendous class: black, white, and taupe. A round central island, practical and social, shelters the cooktop on one side, and a raised surface for welcoming guests on the other. The cabinetry blends oval and rectangular shapes, and textures, from polished Indian black granite to delicately veined marble. The transparent modern hood becomes almost invisible in this contemporary, practical kitchen, which overflows with lovely cabinets and smart storage.

This kitchen has a contemporary style, with its faces in a bright, glossy burgundy, equipped with structured wood finishes. Functional and ergonomic, this is a kitchen that has room to move around, and offers a multitude of ingenious storage spaces! Drawers, sliding cabinets, nooks, and shelves, there is plenty of space to store dishes and pans. The central island forms a big block containing the sink, cooktop, a large workspace, and a breakfast nook, the ideal spot to grab a snack. A spacious kitchen, where you imagine yourself concocting your best recipes, with children playing in a corner of the room.

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Designer Kitchens‌

The kitchen can be merged with the dining room and be in complete harmony with the style of the rest of your home. Chic and elegant, it becomes a place for sharing and discussion, with its welcoming bar.. In this type of configuration, a good hood is needed to prevent odors from spreading. Like this original, designer extraction hood, which purifies and cleans the air, while eliminating cooking odors. The white illuminates the room, where everything is just reflections and transparency. This splendid kitchen is equipped with a very esthetic, high-performance gas cooktop. MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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Kitchens without Borders‌ We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, all the more reason to combine the useful and pleasant and opt for ergonomics! The kitchen workspace, in Corian or laminate, carves a soft, harmonious curve. The cabinetry, its glossy black lacquer finish has an undulating form. It all gives off a certain sensuality that warms the space, with the black and white creating a contrast that is so chic! The placement is well thought-out, between nooks and rounded shelves, cabinets, and drawers. Imagine how nice it must be to have a drink, seated comfortably atop one of the large stools, in this very original kitchen.

And if you cook in your living room? For more comfort and well-being, the floorplan has been totally reworked in the kitchen, where borders no longer exist. The lacquered faces in a glossy white, dressed with wood, create a warm and pleasant ambiance. The built-in appliances look lovely alongside large, functional cabinets. A ceiling hood cleans the air above an induction cooktop mounted flush with the countertop. The lines and volumes are very structured, in this modern kitchen with uncluttered esthetic. Just behind the large wooden bar, the living room elegantly blends with the rest of the space. This social living space

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‌and minimalist kitchens For people who do not want the bulk of a large kitchen, or who don't have enough room, a new trend is here. The minimalist style of this Urban Cube, shocking at first, won us over in the end. This is a kitchen measuring just 1m3 or 2m3 yet it is fully equipped and has many storage features. It all comes in a

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laminate cube with flat or glossy shellac finish, available in a multitude of colors. Esthetic, it will blend into your home's decor, regardless of its style. It can form a central island in an open kitchen, or the entire kitchen itself in a small apartment. Wherever you place it, it will allow you to maximize space and will amaze you with its ingenuity. Choose your kitchen appliances carefully! You will be using them everyday, like this elegant cooktop. Its clean forms, frame, and massive matching stainless-steel control buttons make it a particularly design element. Its cutting edge technology allows you to combine different cooking methods. It offers great resistance with its brass burners equipped with cast-iron grates, featuring twelve different power levels.

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Focus on the ceiling extraction hood‌ Clean design for the stainless steel hood, which illuminates the work area and removes steam and smoke. Discreet, it attaches directly to the ceiling and is so quiet you will forget it's there. Its filter-saturation light lets you know when it is time to change filters. The unit is effective and combines air evacuation and recirculation functions. MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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18Agenda Wall coverings…The Kitchen

Wall Coverings

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By Mirana Rajaobelina

WALL COVERINGS …

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To give a particular ambiance to your interior, everything lies in the choice of wall covering. In addition to traditional paint, new materials have come out in recent years to dress our walls and give more character to every room in the house. From tile to printed canvass, to polished concrete, to wallpaper, you can now dare to dream and create an original decor!

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20 Wall coverings‌

Some texture for a volume effect‌ How do you give a room the impression of space or depth? If you can't undertake major renovations, the best bet is the visual effect of wall coverings. No more tiles without character! Tiles are more design than ever, and offer a great relief effect. Sandstone ceramic tiles imitate other materials, are found in different formats and colors, for a firmly modern ambiance.

To i l l u m i n a t e a n y r o o m i n t h e house, glass mosaics are attractive because of their translucent side that easily catches the light. Installed on painted aluminun sheets, they let you play with colors. Concrete is also one of these materials that have revolutionized the decoration world. Polished or stained, it is both esthetic and environmentally-friendly.

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Fabrics and wall paper: exoticism like a dream… Having an interior that breaths the scent of vacations, invites you to travel and get away, we all dream of that. The big names of fashion and design have turned their attention to this desire for the far-off. Their solution? Offering us wall coverings tinged with exoticism and big on color. Although wallpaper has long besieged interiors in a quest for originality, we are

now starting to get off the beaten path, in a quest for adventure and revery. From floral motifs to geometric prints, everything is on the table. Another covering that is making quite a splash i decoration, fabric is peerless when it comes to giving charm to our interiors: provencal motif, multicolor mosaic, embroidered looks…

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Soft, tender colors‌ Because the home should be a haven, inviting you to rest and relaxation, the choice of colors for its wall coverings is very important. Refreshing colors are to be preferred for a zen interior. From light pink to white, from pastel grey to beige, you have a wealth of choices available. The essential thing is not to crowd the walls, in order to create an atmosphere favorable to relaxation, especially after a hard workday.

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Wood: practical, esthetic, and in style… The current trend is back to natural. And what's more natural than wood? If there is one material that has been able

to span time without a single wrinkle, it's wood. Many designers are putting their knowhow to work for this noble material with a bright future ahead of it. Wood is at the center of every attention, and is no longer content to just dress the floor or ceiling. This material is the subject of very advanced research in decoration to adorn walls. Whether it is for a cabana feel, a chic or contemporary style, wood goes with every thing. Depending on the decor desired, you can use paneling with a smooth planed finish, brushed, raw, varnished or painted finishes. It's your choice!

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   Focus on DIY Decoration, above all, is a question of imagination. Personalizing your walls yourself, there is nothing more fun and pleasant! On rough paneling, with brush or saw marks, let your imagination and desires run wild, choosing your preferred stains and colors. In addition to being practical, painting your own walls is economical too. It's your turn to play! MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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28 Focus on designers…

Friso Kramer

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A Dutch designer born in 1922, Friso Kramer is the son of architect Piet Kramer. He played a significant role in the development of Holland's national style, from the 1940s to today. His ideas have constantly help to drive the modern Dutch esthetic. Friso Kramer began his career as an industrial designer in 1948 with De Cirkel, maker of steel furniture. In the 1950s, he was part of the " Goed Wonen  " (Good Living) group, dedicated to restoring or reestablishing the quality of life in the war-torn country. In 1953, he created the " Revolt Chair " for Ahrend, a popular icon of the new Dutch style presented at the Triennale di Milano in 1954. Now, at the age of 90, Friso Kramer is very much in the news in the Netherlands. In late November, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam paid homage to him, and Yvonne Brentjens' book, " De Stoel van Friso Kramer / Friso Kramer’s Chair " has just been reissued in English and in Dutch.The exhibition at Catherine Houard Gallery with " Friso Kramer REVOLT ," Catherine Houard presents the first exhibition in Paris dedicated to the master of Dutch Design, Friso Kramer, in honor of his 90th birthday. Visit the site: www.catherinehouard.com MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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Laura Gonzalez

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A Parisian by birth, Laura Gonzalez grew up in Cannes. She loves art, sculpture, photography, and painting, which naturally led her to to the Beaux-Arts School of Architecture, where she received her degree. But it was in various Beijing architecture firms where she learned her craft. In her fourth year, she did a favor for a friend who owns a little concept store for men. This first project was a success, a real springboard. She then decided to start her own business. 35 projects in 1 year, including the cult favorite Bus Palladium, a landmark of Parisian nightlife. From there, her rise was dazzling, and the media can't stop talking about her. She has 180 projects in 3 years under her belt... at the tender age of 28. Laura loves her job and never stops...Today, she switches styles and breathes life into modern design with an invigorating freshness, and with astonishing ease. Laura likes her decors to have a history, a connecting thread.Thus she decided, once we were barely inside the showroom, to transport us to the top of the world, to a tent on a Himalayan summit. A veritable storefront for her creativity, the visit continued and took us to places as eclectic as they were surprising, a boudoir, a Chinese living room, a child's bedroom, and a California living room. Visit the site: www.pierrefrey.com MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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Barnabé Ribay

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BARNABÉ RIBAY belongs to the latest generation of young French designers. He reinvents decorative objects, attacks furniture by trying to transmit his desires, his emotions through the forms and materials. After graduating with an education in plastics, he then focused on a degree in Product Design. Naturally creative and inventive, he creates his own universe by appropriating colors as well as different materials. Passionate about drawing, art, and creation from an early age, he now shares the fruit of his labors with us. Sober, elegant, and refined are the keywords with this designer. A successful design is a dream come true!

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Teresa Sapey

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Teresa Sapey is an Italian architect whose studio is located in Madrid, in the heart of a former Flamenco school. Attracting a great deal of attention following the VIP ARca 2012 show in collaboration with Ikea, hailed as " Miss Parking " by Jean Nouvel, trained by Jacques Garcia and Alberto Pinto, Teresa stands out from the contemporary architectural landscape through her use of color and the shapes she uses to breath dynamism and sensuality into her projects.

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36 Focus on vintage‌

1973

By Eglantine Bremond

exoticism and the return to estheticism. After years of futuristic and designer decoration, when the the world was adorned with the practical and ergonomic, decoration in 1973 announced the return of pure, sensory, esthetic pleasures. The lack of the beautiful, and useless, echoed in far-off horizons, where ornamentation is an art: China. Utility, solidity, and‌ sensuality Pierre DEBEAUX, in the video presented opposite, cites the three ancient foundations of Vitruvian architecture: utilitas, firmitas, voluptas, which translate to utility, solidity, and esthetics. He regrets the diversion of the third concept, voluptas, today substituted by the idea of form, thus supplanting the need for joy, play, and esthetic pleasure. Sensuality is not limited to the visual, it involves all senses, and even less the notion of form which, if harmonious, does not lead to creativity or rejoicing for all that.

60's and early 70s. While those years were invaded with a profusion of colors, Chinese design favors simplicity in this area, with the use of few colors (black, red, gold) associated with the colors of natural materials. Far from simplicity and ergonomics, Chinese art is tinged with finesse and precision. Detail, not unnecessary, is the subject of much care, thus translating a cult of the beautiful and of the rapture of the senses, far beyond

Chinese decoration and the cult of estheticism Chinese decoration presents itself as the exact opposite of decoration in the

the functional. All Chinese objects are decorated, adorned, embellished with precision. Starting 1973, Chinese design and fashion made their entrance in European stores.

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73 The art of ornamentation Chinese-style Light, soft, easy to cut and transport, silk is the favored medium for Chinese compositions. Painting on silk, dating back to 476 BC, originally served to decorate calligraphy artwork. The decorative creations would be hung on walls. They could depict a poem; this is a calligraphy, adorned with a painting, a dragon combined with its calligraphy symbol, or horses, bamboo, flowers, and birds, which are the preferred decorative themes of the Chinese. Chinese paper lanterns, highly prized in Western interiors, originally served to simply protect candles from blowing out and to diffuse their light more evenly.

They would then become a medium for artistic creations. The most well-known are red, oval, adorned with golden pompons. Used during festivities or to decorate palaces, they evoke rare, precious moments.

An art of exotic and natural refinement Exotic refinement decorates everyday objects. Chinese silks, finely embroidered by hand, represent landscapes, flowers, and animals, and adorn clothing or sheer curtains used in homes. Painted porcelain, known in the west for holding sake, and also lacquer ware, became trendy in 1973 and found a home in modern interiors. Natural, Chinese lacquer is a resin, heated and liquefied in order to be applied to wood.Lacquer can be dyed or mixed with gold powder, carved plates, mother-ofpearl, pearl, or feathers. Lacquer can be found on furniture, jewelry boxes, and decorative plates. In order to complete the change and confirm exoticism indoors, warm and exotic natural materials replace cold materials like plastic and steel. Fabric, wood, rattan, bamboo, and wicker find a special place in decoration.

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38 Hotel design...

Les Barmes de l'Ours Val d’Isère Photos: Tristan Shu

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To warm up your winter, we have " L hotel which opens its doors to us this F the mountains, to the foot of the myth 1992 Winter Olympics. Its design favor and colors, resulting in an exceptional lo hibernate in comfort, in a calm, friendly


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Designed by interior arch tor of two Marc Veyrat pr Les Barmes de l'Ours is the heart of the mountai tiful part of the landscap

The wooden architecture combines a larch facade with a flagstone roof. It draws its inspiration from neighboring mountain chalets. It has an open floor plan, allowing glimpses of the majestic rock and lofty peaks towering over the hotel. Wood, water, stone, and fire all echo throughout this MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7

hotel, in perfect harmony w The elegant spa, warm lou the gourmet restaurant pr decoration, all in wood and furs, velvet, and ochre tone


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The rooms, adorned with balconies, invite

allow you to pick up where you left off after

guests to gather their thoughts, looking out at

a trip to the spa or restaurant with more calm

the mountain. The rooms are cozy, trimmed in

and relaxation. Each room has its own harmony,

stained or polished fir, with silky carpets in warm

composed around a skillful mix of the colors

tones. Spacious and comfortable, the rooms

and textures of wood and fabrics.

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Refined and sensual, the spacious, warm decoration in Les Barmes de l'Ours combines large and intimate, bringing the pleasures of the mountains to you. It suggests active days, as well as contemplative, romantic nights, in the heart of the winter.

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GARDEN PL ANNER for

February

Plant…  • shallots, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, garlic (mild climate), • deciduous trees and shrubs (after last frost), • fig trees (South), • roses, lily bulbs, climbing plants, potted azaleas.

  Sow… 

• eggplants, chile peppers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, pepino dulce (inside), • carrots, turnips, lettuce (under coldframe), • a new lawn.

Pick…  • cabbage and peppers.

Maintain… • plantings in the vegetable garden by checking winter protections and by adding compost, • trees, shrubs, roses, clumps, and flowerbeds intended for bulbs by spreading manure, • fruit trees with Bordeaux mixture, • tree trunks by brushing away lichens, • the law with iron sulfate to eliminate moss .

MULTIPLY… • summer-flowering hardy plants, • galanthus after they flower, • boxwood, willows, fig trees, raspberry and currant bushes by taking cuttings.

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prune… • fruit trees: apples, pears, grapevines, nut trees, • summer-flowering trees and shrubs: hydrangeas, buddleias, altheas, • berry bushes: raspberries, currants, black currants, blackberries, • heather, roses, wisteria, summer-flowering clematis.

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An extension of the home, the garden or terrace are now genuine living spaces where we love to spend time and relax. Designing these spaces with well-being in mind is therefore totally natural. Paths and borders are more contemporary, designer, and green.

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Some greenery… A peaceful, green corner, who wouldn’t dream about having one on their property? In the city or in the country, people are no longer hesitating to design a little green space. Nothing but happiness, even if you just have a few square meters. The essential thing is to have a bit of space to recharge your batteries after a hard workday, all while sheltered from the view of passers-by. If you are lucky enough to have a courtyard, a lawn, a few deck chairs, an umbrella, and some lamps to light up the garden at night are enough to create a pleasant space for relaxing.

And to keep out prying eyes, installing a fence is the best solution. solution. But not just any fence! In addition to being practical, the latest privacy panels are also designer and esthetic. If you already have rigid panels installed in your yard, slats can be woven into it, to give the space a new look, while maintaining privacy from onlookers. On balconies and patios, lovely pots with clean lines are the finishing touch for an exterior that is in step with the times. These natural terra cotta works are in current styles and wonderfully combine tradition with innovation.

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Choosing Materials‌ When you have room to spare in your courtyard, it is definitely a pleasure to arrange it according to your taste and desire. Essential for being able to walk around outside, paths can be made of various materials. The simplest way is to plant grass, cut it regularly, between trees, shrubs, or little flower beds.

symmetry, shapes and dimensions of these materials, it is easy to be original. When selecting materials for your paths, several criteria should be taken into account, starting with the surface you will be working on. Then, you have to establish a budget. Only then can you start comparing materials on the market for exterior construction.

More expensive than grass, concrete or stone pavers are another option for building pathways. By playing with the

Grass, pavers, or gravel, the ideal material should reconcile esthetics and ease of maintenance.

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Outdoor Furniture… The patio and swimming pool deck are perfect spots to relax and bask in the sun. For an idle life in the best possible conditions, today’s outdoor furniture is more designer than ever. Original or unusual forms, exceptional material combinations, pure colors and clean lines… Outdoor furniture is the finishing touch to create a space that invites you to rest. And thanks to the diversity of current offerings, there is something for every taste and every style!

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From Synthetic to Natural… A lovely shaded patio, furnished for family lunches, an above-ground pool in which you can swim in total safety, a paved or gravel pathway, flowers and trees here and there—this is the ideal picture of a yard that breathes beauty and freshness. There’s just one thing missing: the lawn! Grass alone is a veritable attraction and draws all the attention. A lawn that looks good all year long and is easy to maintain, esthetic, safe for children and green throughout the season, it seems almost impossible.

In reality, there is one solution people don’t always consider: artificial grass. Some would say that nothing can replace a natural lawn. But when the grass is more real than real life, why hesitate? Easy to install, pleasant under your feet, and maintenance free, the latest artificial grasses have everything going for them. If you have a terraced lawn installing natural stone borders makes it easy to have a totally designer look.

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Andrée Putman’s style is both easily identifiable and undefinable. It is a representation of luxury which, according to her, is expressed in the strict minimum, but very beautifully. A natural harmony, as if everything had found its place at last, comes out of her interiors.

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Complete spaces that can take on the In her esthetic approach, Andrée Putman wanted to achieve “omnipresence of disappearance.” She decorated the overloaded with her spareness, but her creations were not uncluttered. She searched for the right line, the design of a complete space, obvious to those who visit it or live there. Simple in her choices, what she liked, she followed her intuition and handled diversion in such a way that her compositions, even unconventional ones, seem to have always been this way. She wanted everyone “to be less afraid of errors of taste.” She combined the essential: order, the choice of surprising materials, and light. “Spaces, light,

materials, and colors are some kind of writing. Light outlines spaces. I love the magical effect when it is filtered.” Andrée Putman did not think of herself as a decorator. She did not impose a definite style, but drew the portrait of the future occupants of the spaces she designed. An admirer of human sensibilities, creative personalities, she left color to the artists. A beautiful interior develops the minds of its inhabitants; it is adorned in black, white, grey, blue or beige, with the last two tones borrowed from nature. At the Gildo Pastor Center in Monaco, she imagined a stairway shaped like a necklace, for the hostess.

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A very personal definition of luxury… Born in 1925, her father was a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieur who spoke seven languages, and her mother was a concert pianist, and Andrée Putman grew up in a demanding, artistic environment. She acquired the strictness and precision of perception. Her mother wanted her to have the career she had dreamed about for herself. In her childhood years, she dedicated her time to studying the piano and to attending concerts. When she was told in 1948, after receiving First Harmony Prize from the National Conservatory of Paris, that she would have to dedicate ten years of her life if she wanted to become a composer, she decided to end her career as a pianist, and became a messenger for Femina magazine. Luxury, the demand for beauty and quality, would stay with her throughout her career, but, free to make

her choices, autonomously, she gave it her own personal definition: “Luxury, for a designer, is also this free mood that makes it possible to get rid of the signs presented as the archetypes of luxury, in order to prepare a free and individual blend as precious as it will always be unique.” At the Blue Spa, Andrée Putman designed a sports, fitness, and spa center at the top of Munich’s Bayerischer Hof Hotel. She designed an open-air swimming pool, with a retractable cover, where the play of golden light intensified the depth of the International Klein Blue. Large, twisted lamps rise up along the poolside, like gods and goddesses. Mosaics in blue, black, and gold glass sparkle and make the light come alive. For Guerlain, she renovated a registered Haussmann building, which she adorned with modernity and elegant light.

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Renewing codes… Andrée Putman spent many years designing for silversmith Christofle, who wanted to renew its style codes. Their collaboration began with a ring. A symbol of memory, it would guide the entire line of jewelry, cutlery, and objects. Round, simple white shapes left room for reminiscing when tasting a hot chocolate. The pieces designed, with their perfect proportions and impeccable materials, evoke the sensuality of simple beauty. Here again, there was no room for unnecessary flourishes. When Andrée Putman was asked to design an ashtray, she created a simple

white saucer, “to keep the ashes from falling, and so you don’t take yourself too seriously.” Joyful, sensitive to happiness, Andrée Putman revolutionized the lives of the residents of the homes she designed, offering them a free vision of space utilization. For one private client in Spain, she imagined a place of shadows and light. A dark alcove for a bedroom, a living room with indirect lighting, and a kitchen and bathroom bathed in light. The bathroom, dear in the artist’s eyes, evoked the sensuality of Greco-Roman baths.

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Between break-up and reconciliation, the hand For luxury hotels, Andrée Putman did not seek to reproduce a home away from home, but rather a separate place, with a unique soul, that you are pleased to discover, and rediscover, precisely because it is totally different from home. “The hotels that I design want to attract a clientele that is modern, spoiled, sensitive to style, open to innovation, and ready for a completely new experience.” Beyond designing spaces, An-

drée Putman made sure that everything was perfect in the hotels she put her name to. The service, discrete, attentive but translating personality, the morning sunbeams to awake the guests, many towels in the bathroom, every detail had to come together in order to complete her creation. Between break-up and continuity, Andrée Putman created the precise balance between well-being and discovery.

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Zoom… The Grand Dame, as she was sometimes known, lived her life like an artwork. Incredibly styled, refined, dressed in custom-made clothes by Azzedine Alaïa or Yves Saint Laurent, often in black, she stood upright, haughty, and had a sensitive, intense outlook on life. Art and the art of living were one and the same to her. Through her creations, her beautiful, correct way of speaking, she delivered us this formula, tinged with philosophy and inviting everyone to free, spontaneous expression: "What is style? One and only one viewpoint." MCOMMEMAISON INTERACTIVE - No. 7


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She renewed the connection between elsewhere and tradition in 2008, by creating the Voie Lactée (Milky Way) piano for Pleyel, a highly symbolic piece tied to her mother’s past. The interior of the cover presents the Milky Way she was so fond of, painted on a background of International Klein Blue. The black and white checkerboard left her personal imprint, the Putman hand, present, superb, on the piano.

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They dared... Lum'in Power® Lum’in Power® is the first electric radiator that changes colors and lets you manage your power use wisely. Design and decorative, it fits in all types of configurations, thanks to its smart, very adaptable dimensions. Lum’in Power® radiators are equipped with LED and the Equatio vr2® technology, which ensures healthy air and even heat from floor to ceiling. www.kerdesleetdupont.fr

Custom … It's now possible to create your own interior door from home! Thanks to Chauvat doors. Since September 2012, its website has offered a totally innovative door configuration wizard. Rich in applications, this wizard offers everyone the freedom to create their own door, by embelishing it with text, visuals, and other geometric shapes. Once your creation is complete, you can order your door from the distributor of your choice. www.chauvatportes.com

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They dared... Placard & Nous Through the reusable sticker from design house PLACARD&NOUS, transform your everyday existence. You can humorously transform the front of your cabinet, refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher with this trompe-l’œil sticker. The washable sticker can be stuck at any time and with any collection, be stuck without bubbles and quickly comes unstuck without a trace, to suit your decorative whimsy. www.placardetnous.fr

Doge's Relax A world first, 100% Made in Italy ! an exclusive spa chair with a unique, innovative design, with an emotional shower, and a stream of water directed at the neck area for the soft, healing, energy restoration of massage in one of the most stressed parts of the body these days. A chair that combines the triad: design, health, and prestige in a world that is increasingly attracting originality. www.lavenetaforme.it

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Design by Florence Jaffrain

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Maximizing a small space by Philippe Demougeot… After receiving his degree in Political Science in Lyon, and one from the Ecole Boulle in 1988, Philippe Demougeot joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) at Paris La Villette under the direction of architect/urban planner Roland Castro. After graduating in 1995, it was off to China, spending two years in Shanghai where he designed many apartment buildings, stores, restaurants, and village halls. When he returned to France, he opened his own architecture and interior design firm. Among his creations are a large number of private houses, apartments, and lofts among the most famous of which are: - La Librairie du Japon - Lounges at the Institut Louis Harris - Renovation of Bureau Véritas Shanghai offices - Lounge for the Ligue Professionnelle de Football…

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height to give it verticality. The bathroom and kitchen were created in a modern spirit, bright and functional. For maximum storage, closets were built above and below the stairs. This new transformation makes this studio a preferred spot in the heart of Paris that is used as a short or long-term pied Ă terre.


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Sanary-sur-Mer

Contemporary, bathed in light with clean lines, its feet in the water, with direct access to the sea through a private gate. A magical view of the Mediterranean. This house is composed of a vast, 75m2 reception room, with a designer Americanstyle kitchen, with large bay windows opening onto a wooden deck, like the bridge of a ship. It offers 4 bedrooms, including one suite, an office, large outdoor living room with kitchen next to the swimming pool, a home cinema room, and a wine cellar. Luxuriously appointed, with high end materials, elevator, garage. Designed by a renowned architect, every room has a view of the sea. An exceptional property. Ref.: M-08494

BARNES Aix-en-Provence 1, rue du 4 Septembre - 13100 Aix-en-Provence - FRANCE TĂŠl.: +33 (0)4 42 53 54 55 email: e.gandelin@barnes-international.com

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TRIANGLE D’OR – PARIS 8ème

On the renowned avenue George V, next to the Four Seasons Hotel, outstanding penthouse of about 320 m², fully refurbished and decorated. It comprises: On the 5th floor: entrance, living room, sitting room with very high ceilings and full cinema room equipment. Dining room including wine cellar, three ensuite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen with dining area. On the 6th floor: master bedroom suite including two dressing rooms, two bathrooms, hammam, gym room and study. Staff accomodation (12 m²). Parking for two cars (one in the building). Balcony. Airconditioning. Integrated music system. Second wine cellar. Ref : V0279PA

32, Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie - 75008 Paris - France Tél.: +33 (0)1 80 18 79 40 - Fax: + 33 (0)1 80 18 79 41 email: paris@john-taylor.com

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Mougins Castellaras

Stunning property in perfect condition, refurbished from A to Z, close to Mougins. Reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath/ or shower rooms. Facing West with wide open views and no disturbance. Overflowing swimming pool, fully equipped pool house. Garden of about 5000 m² with its olive grove. ref : MGN-2122-AG

24, rue du Boccador - 75008 Paris - France Côte d'Azur - Tél.: +33 (0)4 97 97 32 10

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Saint-Rémy de Provence

Emile Garcin presents a wonderful Gerard FAIVRE restauration, located in the Alpilles area, near Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Nestled in 1.1 hectare of olive grove, orchards. Perfectly fitted, emphasizing the harmony between the space, comfort, color, luxury. Splendid views. Series of rooms opening onto the garden. 6 bedrooms and baths. Spa with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and sport room. Beautiful landscaped garden with swimming pool and open-air cinema. Absolute comfort. Ref : SRM-7728-PHB

24, rue du Boccador - 75008 Paris - France Saint Rémy de Provence - Tél.: +33 (0)4 90 92 01 58

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A material that is innovative, environmentally-friendly and fire resistant Cématerre is a new construction material that uses clay, lime, and flax fiber for its base. A worldwide innovation, the material and manufacturing process were the brainchild of Alain Lefebvre, designer and director of Lefebvre Industries, a civil-engineering company located in Gonfreville l’Orcher (Seine-Maritime).

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It is an earthen construction material that offers great thermal and acoustic insulation properties, but also provides significant resistance in building construction, without any particular limitations. Cématerre makes it possible to build differently, by taking into account current and future environmental issues, such as increasingly-rare resources and raw materials. Cast like concrete using a vibration technique, it represents a genuine innovation in the world of earthen construction. It is used to create load-bearing elements to construct simple buildings with no particular limitation. Unlike traditional earthen construction, Cématerre is cast like concrete. The soil is taken from on or near the jobsite, is blended with other ingredients and stabilized in a mixer that is similar to concrete mixing equipment, adapted for clay. The mixing equipment is located at the jobsite. The material is therefore manufactured on-site, then cast into forms and vibrated (vibrating rods). To compare it to concrete: Cématerre is 3 times more insulating, but 3 times less resistant, which could be compensated for by using walls that are 2 to 3 times thicker. In terms of cost, Cématerre is currently in a price range equivalent to traditional constructions using concrete or other materials, particularly due to savings on transporting raw materials.

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InnovMania.com is THE e-commerce site dedicated to decorative/ design objects and original gifts, for men and women of all ages, and children too.

Naturellement dĂŠco offers you a selection of original, unique design objects to create a friendly, natural atmosphere in your home.

Original and colourful, keladeco.com offers you many gift ideas and a whole range of design objects to give a new look to your interior at a low price.

The reference in design furnishings and decoration at the best prices online. Over 3,000 quality models, with unique design for a 100% designer home.

10zign is the design store that offers you a selection of furniture and objects dedicated to design for the home and garden at low prices.

An online decoration Kraft-Decoline selects items from renowned designers. The catalogue proposes lights, furniture, wall decorations, textiles, as well as items related to decoration.

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Jardindéco.com, the online specialist in interior and exterior layout and design. Go now to Jardindéco.com, the generator of all your desires.

LE PELICAN is an e-commerce site specializing in decoration and design, which currently offers over 15,000 product listings at the best prices on the web. Discover all our furniture styles design, baroque, industrial, traditional...

Creations, Engravings, and Artistic Paintings on Glass and Mirror, on Wood, Cardboard, and Porcelain. Ranges of artisanal products and exclusive motifs.

Déco à Coeur, a store for design, retro, cozy, charming, and country objects.

Website dedicated to 100% designer products. Here you will find designer objects, decorations, and designer lamps. Large selection, original ideas for women and men.

Designer garden furniture, Jardinchic.com, the latest creations and trends in garden furniture.

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An online store dedicated to the world of design, entertaining, and cooking, Madzelle is innovative through its positioning as an "ultraspecialized generalist".

Founded in 2006, Bambins DĂŠco is the number one site online for furniture, decorations, and bed linens for nurseries and children's rooms.

A specialist in decoration and furnishing: in grouped purchases or in stock, find design at factory prices with FactoryDeco.

T h e Re n d e z -Vo u s Design store offers the biggestnamesindesign: Vitra, Kartell, Pylones, Fatboy, Artemide, Gervasoni, Alessi... and many more!

Re n n a n d e s ig n i s an E-commerce site for my purchases of decoration and design objects, created by design professionals, for private and professional interiors.

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