Paris: Maison et Objet – Paris des Chefs Part # 2. In the context of Maison et Objet, Paris des Chefs's mission was to showcase emerging connections between the art of cooking and the various fields of design. Since the first edition the finest artists of French and international gastronomy, as well as, the most promising new talents, have come to open dialogue with architects, designers, stylists, plastic artists, and photographers... fostering ever-stronger cross-currents of inspiration between these disciplines. Now in its the fourth season, Paris des Chefs welcomes the sponsorship of multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse "the harmony of a restaurant's location, space, décor, table setting, food, and wine must give guests a feeling of shared happiness. It is precisely this alliance between cuisine and design, which makes Paris des Chefs a work of originality. The much-appreciated chef/creator duos are tributes to the skills developed by each of us." Ducasse said.
Photograph courtesy Maison et Objet/Paris des Chefs
Paris des Chefs. Pastry chef Franco Aliberti above was coupled with winemaker Riccardo Cotarella. The twenty seven year old, is the pastry chef at the Ristorante Vite in San Patrignano, his specialty is classic caramelized puff pastry with vanilla cream and raspberries. He always looks for “Excellent raw materials, preferably little-known ingredients to intrigue the customer; the processing method, has to be able to respect the ingredients without compromising the taste, and the technique has to exalts it.” And, he prefers to work with “Spices, herbs, chocolate, vegetables, fruits: anything edible!” he concludes.
Photograph by Franck Verdier courtesy Maison et Objet/Paris des Chefs
Paris des Chefs. Chef David Toutain of the restaurant Agape Substance in Paris was coupled with comedian and actor Francois-Xavier Demaison. In his restaurant, David Toutain delights palates in person at a communal table where diners are astonished by the high level of his performance. He practices the tricky art of simplicity: an artist’s cuisine influenced by plants and playfulness, enchanted feasts sprinkled with herbs.
Re-photographed from the magazine Maison et Objet Oxygene
Paris des Chefs. Chef David Toutain’s Scallops with Romanesco Cauliflower Curry.
Paris: Maison et Objet – Kelly Hoppen. World-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE is the visionary behind her design studio. Perfecting her craft since the tender age of seventeen, Kelly has created not only a distinctive style but an aesthetic that is synonymous with elegance, luxury and timeless classics. The Kelly Hoppen Interiors studio is at the forefront of design, working not only in residential and commercial buildings but transferring the Kelly Hoppen design principles to aircraft and yacht interiors, holiday resorts as well as an ever-expanding collections of products for the home, fashion and technology.
Kelly Hoppen. The Wire Chair and Organic Log Table. “I love to go to markets and the Wire chair was inspired by a find. I love the ruff and raw of the velvet and the metal and I also love to mix textures.” Kelly explains.
Seen at Maison et Objet, Missoni Home's Gianpiero Jelmini and his sister, Rosita Missoni.
Maison et Objet – Rina Menardi. Rina Menardi was inspired for these baked clay pieces by the old pots that used to be put on old-fashioned wood burning stoves in Italian kitchens. The bulging rim would sit above the stove whilst the thinner base would be in direct contact with the fire. Color is always an important factor in Menardi’s collection, this season she was inspired by nature and the colors of the soul and emotions. She states, “…the emotions orient me...Silence is the depth of the soul…Not knowing is to be pure...because the essential is already within us,...the rest becomes ballast…that restricts you to travel…Courage is to let your own soul free…because it will find home…The story is imprinted in the clay.”
Rina Menardi and her husband Walter Milanese.
Rina Menardi. The new big Bettula plate, has a crackled effect and is finished in cement.
Talent scout Rossana Orlandi and her P.A. Marco Tabasso.
Arjumand designer Idarica Gazzoni.
Art dealer and interior decorator Sigrid de Montrond.
Maison et Objet – Arjumand. Arjumand’s designer Idarica Gazzoni's new thick linen furnishing fabric called Louloudo was inspired by embroidery from the Ottoman, the Balkan and the Greek empires. “It is very interesting "running after" decorative elements as they are the expression of current thinking and of information between peoples, which you find continually, even if in a different form.” She clarifies.
Maison et Objet – Le Deun Luminaires. Jean Luc Le Deun, director of Le Deun Luminaires is an ex-photographer and now creator of lights; he is photographed with the Micro light, which originated, not as a prototype for a light but as a decorative element for his studio. Since 1997 Le Deun Luminaires specializes in electronic lighting design with low energy consumption. Light-emitting diodes are the main light source for all their products and installations. “All our models are designed and manufactured by a professional team in our head office in central Paris. We work for architects, designers, famous manufacturers and brands and also many other bespoke projects.” Le Deun explains.
Maison et Objet – Gaia and Gino. Award winning Gaia and Gino was founded by Gaye Cevikel in 2004, and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Gaye is the creative person who combines her strategic mind with the talents of the designer, to bring out the outstanding collections. Having distinguished itself with quirky, inventive and story telling products, the company earned a reputation as one of the international design scene’s most promising young brands.
Maison et Objet – Gaia and Gino. Award winning Gaia and Gino was founded by Gaye Cevikel, below, in 2004, and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Gaye is the creative person who combines her strategic mind with the talents of the designer, to bring out the outstanding collections. Having distinguished itself with quirky, inventive and story telling products, the company earned a reputation as one of the international design scene’s most promising young brands.Above: The Glasscape was designed by the New York based firm Aruliden. The hand-blown goldfish bowl has two free form mountains popping up in the middle.
photograph courtesy Gaia and Gino
Gaia and Gino - In Memory of Gino. The company is named after the founder Gaye Cevikel’s nickname and her late dog Gino. The Gaia and Gino’s commitment to excellent design, to integrating fresh concepts into everyday life and to creating eye-catching objects within a traditional context, has resulted in successful partnerships with some of the world’s foremost design influential. “We strive to differentiate our products by exploring our Turkish heritage in a subtle way and then converting cultural concepts into unique and innovative objects.” Explains Gaye Cevikel of her distinctive philosophy.
Gaia and Gino. Harry Allen’s tribute to the late Gino with these Gino doggie handmade optical glass figurine. “For my first collection for Gaia and Gino, Gaye asked me to work on some dog products, and as part of that exploration I developed a little dog figure as a representation of Gino. The block figure will eventually be translated across many platforms, but here it takes the form of a cluster of crystal blocks. A three dimensional, transparent, digitized, Gino – woof.” He explained.
Maison et Objet – Zeus. Zeus was founded in 1984 by a group of friends who enjoyed and wanted to share their experiences in the fields of design, fashion and art. Their aim was to merge and deliberately "contaminate" their ideas under the name of Zeus, a rather strong and arrogant brand name. This very instinctive initial idea gave rise to a boutique selling its own fabrics and fashion collections, an art gallery presenting Italian and foreign artists, and a minimalistic avant-garde design collection. Today Zeus is a design furniture collection, the main designers are Maurizio Peregalli, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Franco Raggi, Marie-Christine Dorner and Ron Arad.
Above: Maurizio Peregalli one of the founders of Zeus and it’s chief designer.
Zeus. The iWall bookcase is designed by Maurizio Peregalli. The modular wall shelf’s frame is in bent steel; it has a phosphatized black finish with bees wax. The shelves are fitted into the panel straight with one or two folds they are made of laser cut steel plate and are epoxy painted in an aluminum color.