Sunday, April 16

Le Refuge by Marc Ange at Milan Design Week 2017

"Le Refuge is a place where one finds comfort and peace. It is the projection of a childhood memory. Its large leaves form a shelter under the sun, away from reality, just like those of the imaginary jungle that grows in the room of a child who seeks escape" _ Marc Ange.

The Franco-Italian artist and designer, Marc Ange designed the ludic day bed shown at The Green garden during the Milan Design Week.

Marc Ange, Parisian designer, was born in the holy city of Rome. His family history is surreal, torn between arts, religion and madness. He kept of his childhood a deliberate confusion of real and unreal that rules each of his creations.

Based between Paris and Los Angeles, he is the founder and artistic director of Bloom Room, an agency specialized in "creating the extraordinary" specialized in interior design, art direction, furniture and object design, branding, graphic design. He based Bloom Room with those who share his taste for beauty and horror, perfection and error, harmony and accident. His only obsession is to make Life, a Work of Art.

He is also the co-founder of  Chimère Edition, a contemporary furniture brand dedicated to pets that pleases their owners. Love.

.... and the champagne brand Le Bal du Hibou.

Wednesday, August 24

Time Machine & Lilicopter of Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles

Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971 but now lives and works in Lisbon. She has exhibited regularly since the mid-1990s. After her participation in the 51st International Art Exhibition– la Biennale di Venezia in 2005, her work became known internationally.

During her a solo exhibition "Time Machine" at the Château de Versailles, France (2012) she introduced the Lilicopter, a beautiful folie mix of Marie Antoinette and helicopter, past and present, feminine beauty and manly machine, fashion and technology coexisting harmoniously.

The Lilicopter exudes a sensual magnetism embodying the kind of beauty one is helplessly drawn to; it's almost alive. Far from shy, dressed up in feathers and crystals, gold and leather inside out, the Lilicopter is a unique creature close to ones heart.

The nature of Joana Vasconcelos’ creative process is based on the appropriation and decontextualisation of pre-existent objects and everyday realities. Her acute sense of scale and mastery of materials and colour challenge the perception of beauty of the quotidian.

Joana explains why she travels in time and places as a result of her personal history and creative mind. Something more we have in common Joana, the relativity of space and time.

Tuesday, August 16

Jury @ Connections Chicago September 21st 2016

See you at Le Book Connections in Chicago! I am honored to be a member of the jury! Cecilia's profile page at #LeBookConnect #ConnectionsChicago