Stylish Club at Maison et Objet Paris – Jan. 2016

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A COCKTAIL OF LUXURY IN PARIS!!

Stylish Club attended this year, for the third time, the Parisian trade show Maison et Objet, from 22th to 26th of January 2016, presenting the
Cocktail Collection.

Formal elegance, austere perfection, sophisticated details and quality. These are the “mottos” of new collection of Stylish Club.

A Collection inspired by the richness and material mixture, textures and feelings, that provide a highly contemporary look.

Cabinets, Tables, Chairs, Beds, Sofas and others, all become “unique” pieces which combine priceless craftsmanship with precious finishings and innovative design.

A collection perfectly suited to metropolitan or classic settings, that goes beyond simple furniture and fashion, distinguished by its refined
and exquisite looks.

Site dowm, relax and enjoy a true Cocktail of luxury.

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Stylish Club & Pedro Guimarães

Art & Culture, Leisure, Stylish Club

We have proud to announce the recent partnership between Stylish Club and Pedro Guimarães at the next Maison & Objet, Paris.

You will find his work at our stand I16, Hall 5B.

If you didn’t notice before this Portuguese artist. Here you can know a little about him and his work.

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Pedro Guimarães is a Contemporary Artist Plastic wich enjoys unlimited creative freedom, using a range of resources and materials. The possibilities are endless, and the paths are many. We can find in his work figurative, abstract art and the contrast between the two.

It is characteristic in his work the originality and the desire to amaze. The rebellion and boldness of this Portuguese artist is evident in the desire to broaden the definition of art, looking for the junction of materials and techniques ever used.

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The artist uses a technique that he calls “3VD” (three different views) enables those who observes the work, a mutation caused by the observer movement and in some cases the perceived plurality interact with each other, joining distinct visual worlds.

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The irregular volume and the cuts on shape provides a visual experience that encourages the discovery of this language, across multiple viewing angles that blends the abstract and the figurative with sculptural structures.

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Pedro Guimarães was received in the Palace of Belém by the First Lady and the President of the Portuguese Republic in thanks and recognition for his work.

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See you in Paris !

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PARIS CITY GUIDE | Take a walk through the Parisian gardens

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Paris is already known as the city of light and love, but the city as a well kept secret. And certainly it makes any trip much more romantic and beautiful. The city gardens are truly a treasure of Paris.

We give you some suggestions from places you should visit.

 

JARDINS DES TUILERIES

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The gardens separate the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde and are a cultural walking place for Parisians and tourists. Maillol statues stand alongside those of Rodin or Giacometti. The gardens two ponds are perfect for relaxation. The Musée de l’Orangerie, where visitors can admire the works of Monet, is located south-west of Tuileries.

 

JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG

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Situated between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. The gardens are split into French gardens and English gardens. Between the two, lies a geometric forest and a large pond. There is also an orchard with a variety of old and forgotten apples and greenhouses with a collection of breathtaking orchids and a rose garden. The garden has 106 statues spread throughout the park. The cultural programme is characterized by photography exhibitions and by concerts in the bandstand.

 

THE BOIS DE VINCENNES

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Located in the east of Paris, on the edge of the 12th arrondissement. The Chateau de Vincennes is a magnificent example of medieval architecture. There are plenty of chances to relax, have fun or play sport. The Parc Floral is a family paradise with its play areas. On one of the lakes, visitors can go for a boat ride, and fans of horse racing can bet at the racecourse. The Bois de Vincennes is an unmissable place to explore on foot, by bike, alone, as a couple, with friends or as a family!

 

PARC MONTSOURIS

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The Parc Montsouris is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It is located in the 14th arrondissement, between rue d’Alésia and the Cité Universitaire de Paris student accommodation. Built under Napoléon III and opened in 1969, the Parc Montsouris comprises a lake, beautiful statues, remarkable trees (Chinese parasol tree, Diospros kaki or Japanese persimmon tree). Visitors can also see Montsouris meteorological observatory and the ‘mire du Sud’, a monument marking the location of the Paris meridian.

 

CHAMP-DE-MARS

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The Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument. Parisians and tourists gather on its lawns to picnic, play music, and watch the Eiffel Tower’s twinkling lights at nightfall. One of the pleasant surprises you will find in the park is the Mur pour la Paix (Wall for Peace), built in March 2000, in front of the École Militaire.

 

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5 Facts About Colours

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The Brazilian website Follow the Colours, as created a new project with the name “Gotas de Cor” (drops of color), through this project they inform curiosities and some fun facts about colours. Through this project we give you 5 curiosities that may influence your choices or simply give you a different perspective on colors that are currently fashionable🙂

1. YELLOW

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Yellow, the most sold ink in the world.

2. RED

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Men and women see red differently. Women see more tone variations because of the chromosome x.

3. GREEN

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In the Middle Ages green was identified as the color of witchcraft and poison. In many European countries it is still associated to envy.

4. BLUE

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The human being is more prone to memorize/remember blue things.

5. PURPLE

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The most creative and eccentric people are attracted by the purple color.

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14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

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When you think about the future, how do you envision the built environment?

According to this article collected at archdaily.com, originally appearing on The Huffington Post as The Architecture of the Future is Far More Spectacular than You Could Imagine, the future is closer than we might think – current projects are already answering the imagined needs and desires of the next generation. From a tower with rotating floors to a park with the ability to cleanse raw sewage, check out fourteen projects believed to embody the architecture of tomorrow, after the break.

“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

Those are the words of one undeniably great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, whose visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic architecture. We’d argue that Wright wasn’t just an interpreter of his time — he was able to foresee the needs and desires of ages ahead of him. The architect is — necessarily — a visionary capable of seeing into the future.

In the spirit of architecture’s fortune telling abilities, we’ve put together a list of our favorite contemporary designs that shed light on the future of our visual world. Behold, 14 designs that show the architecture of tomorrow.

1. Hypnotic Bridges

Why craft boring suspension bridges or arched overpasses when humanity is capable of building massive architectural feats like this to cross a river? The impressive, undulating design, destined to function as a pedestrian footbridge over the Dragon King Harbour River in China, is the product of NEXT Architects. The bridge design involves three individual, swirling lanes hovering over the picturesque landscape of Changsha.

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The rendering won an international competition associated with a new public park in the area last year, and the project is currently under construction. “The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” states Michel Schreinemachers on the NEXT website. “On the other hand it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” John van de Water adds.

2. Rotating Skyscrapers

This image of an 80-story skyscraper, imagined by Dynamic Architecture‘s David Fisherback in 2008, is a far-fetched rendering fit for Dubai’s future rich and famous. Why? Because it rotates.

The enormous, towering building would have floors that move ever so slightly, completing a 360 degree rotation every 90 minutes. Forget about fighting for an east-facing apartment, the suites in Dynamic Architecture’s creation would have all four cardinal directions covered. And it get’s better. The building would be equipped with several giant wind turbines that generate electricity for tenants, and penthouse residents would be able to park their car at their apartments thanks to nifty lifts.

While we’re not sure this design will ever actually come to fruition (it was scheduled to be up and running in 2010), it’s certainly a visual feast worth ogling.

3. Indoor Parks

In November of 2013, the Strelka Institute announced the winner of a two-stage international competition to design Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first new public park in over 50 years. The winner was Diller Scofidio + Renfro (in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers), who proposed this particularly stunning design based on a theory of “Wild Urbanism,” or the concept of a “hybrid landscape where the natural and the built cohabit to create a new public space.”

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Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers for archdaily.com

The park will feature four landscape typologies — tundra, steppe, forest and wetland, integrating augmented micro-climates that will enable the park to function as a public space throughout Russia’s extreme winters. Essentially, the quasi-indoor environments will involve regulated temperatures, controlled wind and simulated daylight that encourage 24/7, year-round park pleasure. As Diller Scofidio +Renfro aptly put it, “Zaryadye Park will embody the past and the future simultaneously.”

4. Invisible Architecture

Invisible architecture is the calling card of science fiction design, and we’re happy to report that architects of today are on the case. Of course, there’s South Korea’s in-the-works, LED-clad Infinity Tower. CNN reported in 2013 that “the invisibility illusion will be achieved with a high-tech LED facade system that uses a series of cameras that will send real-time images onto the building’s reflective surface.”

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But there’s also the shorter, less flashy structure (pictured above) designed by New York-based architecture firm stpmj. The parallelogram-shaped barn would be made of wood and sheeted with mirror film, at a cost of $5,000. The idea is to “blur the perceptual boundary” between object and setting, according to a statement sent by the architects to The Huffington Post earlier this year. We have to say we’re impressed with architects’ ability to push the boundaries of what invisible really means.

5. Natural Disaster-Proof Forts

For his series “Dauphin Island,” artist Dionisio González designed dreamlike, futuristic forts made from iron and concrete, fusing the role of artist with that of architect, engineer and urban planner. The peculiar edifices — the hybrid of a beach house, a bunker and a space ship — were designed with the residents of Dauphin Island in mind. Located off the coast of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico, the tiny landmass is known for experiencing perpetual and catastrophic hurricanes. When a storm hits the small island of around 1,200 people, it often washes away much of the coastline, leaving residents to rebuild their homes again and again.

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Courtesy of Dionisio González and Yusto/Giner Gallery for archdaily.com

González created hypothetical blueprints for his forts, illustrating how his bulbous, concrete structures would better suit the fraught island’s populous. You can learn more about the project on his website. Keep in mind, these structures are not yet slated for reality, but they certainly paint an interesting picture of what futuristic island homes could look like.

6. Sweaters for Skyscrapers

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is widely known as the world’s tallest building, measuring in at a whopping 2,716.5 feet and 160 stories. The structure itself is mesmerizing, but what’s even more intriguing is a think tank’s bizarre proposal to cover the towering skyscraper in a giant fabric casing made of reflective material.

 

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We learned about the project, dubbed EXO-BURJ, in 2014. The strange, sock-like covering would wrap around the entire building, from spire to ground level, in a “super-lightweight, reflective and semi-transparent fabric material,” according to a description by the Dubai-based think tank, OP-EN. The temporary “sweater” would reflect the expansive urban scenes around it, turning the Burj Khalifa into a massive mirror in the vein of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

7. Green Power Plants

What is there to do with an outdated, eyesore of a power plant in the future? Why not give the sprawling facilities a green makeover, one that would serve two functions: to beautify the structure and provide a new way of dealing with CO2 emissions.

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Here’s how it would work: The architecture firm AZPA (Alejandro Zaera-Polo Arquitectura) plans to turn the existing Wedel Vattenfall power plant in Germany into a new industrial complex, one that would be built up from the previous facilities and wrapped with a corrugated skin of creeper plants. This strategically-placed skin would not only soften the exterior aesthetic of the plant, but it would create a sheath of creepers to absorb CO2 emissions. AZPA describes the endeavor, imagined in 2013, as “an attempt to resolve the conflict between the natural ecology and the manmade environment.”

8. Compostable Towers

Earlier this year, the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 selected The Living’s “circular tower of organic and reflective bricks” — called “Hy-Fi” — as the winner of the Young Architects Program’s (YAP) 15th edition. The temporary structure will be built using a new method of bio-design incorporating entirely organic material.

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As Arch Daily reported back in February, the tower will involve “the unique stacking of two new materials: Ecovative-manufactured organic bricks, made from corn stalks and specially-developed living root structures; and reflective bricks, designed by 3M, that were used as growing trays for the organic bricks before being implemented into the structure.”

Bonus: According to MoMA’s site, Hy-Fi will is the first sizable structure to claim near-zero carbon emissions in its construction process and represents a 100% compostable design. “Recurring to the latest developments in biotech, it reinvents the most basic component of architecture — the brick — as both a material of the future and a classic trigger for open-ended design possibilities.”

9. 3D-Printed Interiors

Take a look at our exclusive entire article about 3D Print here.

Forget interior decorators, the future of indoor design will be run by 3D printers. We have architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger to thank for introducing us to this concept. The two pulled off a three-dimensional printing feat to rival them all just last year. As part of the project “Digital Grotesque,” the duo 3D printed an entire room, creating a 16-square-meter cube adorned with unbelievable ornamentation that looks like it belongs in a futuristic cathedral.

We aim to create an architecture that defies classification and reductionism,” states the group’s website. “Digital Grotesque is between chaos and order, both natural and the artificial, neither foreign nor familiar. Any references to nature or existing styles are not integrated into the design process, but are evoked only as associations in the eye of the beholder.”

10. Floating Pools

It’s hard not to love this New York design project from Family and PlayLab, which plans to bring a giant filtration system to the murky waters between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The project would take the shape of a 164-foot long floating pool set to take shape in 2016 — if all funding efforts go as planned. If there are swimming pools in our future, let them look like this.

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In a statement released at the end of 2013, pool masterminds Archie Lee Coates IV, Dong-Ping Wong and Jeff Franklin announced they are beginning construction on Float Lab, an experimental version of the planned 164-foot +POOL. They raised the funds for the smaller pool (35 feet by 35 feet, to be exact) through their last Kickstarter endeavor. With a launch date planned for this summer, the mini pool will put the team’s filtration membranes to the test in real-river conditions.

“We don’t think about using the river recreationally at all,” Coates explained in a previous interview with Huff Post. “So as an architect you think, ‘What if we could change that or propose an idea that could change that?’ We decided to pitch [+Pool] to the world. We just had no idea the response we would get.”

11. Inflatable Concert Halls

From the outside it resembles a giant, plushy purple jelly bean, and on the inside it looks more like a glowing, colored seashell. But this balloon-like form is actually the world’s first inflatable concert hall, entitled “Ark Nova.” Iconic British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki teamed up to create the structure, meant to tour through areas of Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. It’s a novel idea that could make for an innovative design strategy in many other fields.

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“I am honored to have been asked to design Ark Nova for the Tohoku area,” Kapoor states on the Ark Nova site. “The structure defines a space for community and for music in which color and form enclose. I hope that the devastation can be overcome by creativity. Music can give solace and bring community together and in so doing can help us to see we are not alone.”

12. Wooden Skyscrapers

While wooden skyscrapers might not be as sensational as the previously mentioned rotating tower, the idea of building 34 wooden stories on on top of the other is pretty astonishing.

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And it might become a reality if Scandinavian practices C.F. Møller Architects andDinnellJohansson – 2013′s winners of the HSB Stockholm architectural competition — follow through with their rendering for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper. The design (pictured above) is one of three ”ultra-modern residential high-rises” planned for Stockholm’s city center in 2023, but the catch is, only one of these proposals will actually be built.

13. Sponge Parks

It’s no secret that New York’s Gowanus Canal is a breeding ground for toxic waste, polluted runoff, and raw sewage that’s — rather unfortunately — been dumped directly into the area’s bodies of water. But a little project known as “Sponge Park” is hoping to transform the Brooklyn locale into a cleaner, properly filtered sanctuary — and provide a model for future urban design.

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The Gowanus Canal Conservancy and the landscape architecture firm dlandstudioannounced in the summer of 2013 that they plan to employ a system of landscape buffers and remediation wetlands to slow, absorb, and filter Gowanus’ polluted sewer runoff before it reaches the canal. So, not only will the Sponge Park turn 11.4 acres of contaminated fields into a pleasant waterfront arena, it will provide a means of absorbing harmful pollutants that continue to ooze into the industrial battlefield.

“In a process called phytoremediation, specially selected plants metabolize pollutants and heavy metals present in the contaminated water,” the American Society of Landscape Architects explains on its website. “Dirty water from the combined sewer system is captured in underground storage tanks and slowly released into the landscape.”

14. Sci-Fi Skylines

In 2014, Chinese architecture firm MAD unveiled renderings of Chaoyang Park Plaza, a center of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces meant to mimic the appearance of mountains, hills and lakes depicted in Chinese landscape paintings. The complex is now under construction in Beijing, and will result in an expansive sky line seemingly ripped from the pages of a futuristic novel.

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Courtesy of MAD for archdaily.com

By transforming features of Chinese classical landscape painting, such as lakes, springs, forests, creeks, valleys, and stones, into modern ‘city landscapes,’ the urban space creates a balance between high urban density and natural landscape,” MAD writes on its website. “The forms of the buildings echo what is found in natural landscapes, and re-introduces nature to the urban realm.”

Lucky for Beijing, the innovative skyline is already under construction.


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Katherine Brooks. “14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade” 05 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Apr 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=512235&gt;

Passion of the perfect sleep by Persono

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PERSONO

Persono®, is a genuinely Portuguese brand , created by the passion of the perfect sleep . Since 2003 , the challenge of Persono® is to create innovative products with bold design, while it strives to achieve quality and comfort. Persono® means, and is the reason of its name, the personalization of sleep. There aren’t two persons alike, just as two Persono®’s aren’t never equal; each piece is designed exclusively for its owner, making it a unique and personal good . For us at Persono®, a piece of tissue or other raw material is an excerpt of a beautiful story , because each piece is hand designed by skilled artisans who apply their experience and knowledge to perform each mattress, thereby compounding the perfection and quality Persono®.

 

Glamour Concept by Persono

Glamour Concept by Persono

GLAMOUR COLLECTION

The years of Persono®’s experience are reflected in the wisdom of the materials choice. To design a high quality product is important to choose appealing materials , as well as combining innovation and technology with the level of detail in an artisanal production . Glamour Collection presents with an irreverent line , combining comfort and design functionality . Each piece is provided with four pockets made with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS zippers to hold personal items. Persono® thus becomes a piece of unique design in a bedroom’s décor.

 

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Glamour Concept by Persono

BUILT-IN SHEET CONCEPT

The search for new technologies and concepts have led Persono to go further. In this context , a completely new concept was created : “Built-in Sheet “ – the bottom sheet and the protective cover incorporated upon the mattress. Besides the great functionality and other advantages, this Persono’s totally unique concept, provides the bottom sheet is always in place with no wrinkles. And when choosing sheets, the Persono client has available an extensive palette of colors, so its piece can be customized as desired.
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“I Love my pet” program by Persono

 

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Pets are many times ours life mates, family members; providing necessities of affection and attention that only animals can give it us. Thinking about them, Persono® creates a similar model mattress, suitable our friends. We know that peta are important in our life, so why not give it a distinctive and quality treatment?

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“I love my pet” program by Persono

 

Know more about persono at www.persono.pt

Stylish and Prime highlights at Maison & Objet Paris

Events, Prime Design, Stylish Club

Prime Design and Stylish Club attended this year, for the first time, the Parisian trade show Maison & Objet 23rd – 27th of January 2015, presenting their amazing work to design enthusiasts from all over the world.

We leave you the highlights of the stand of both our brands during the event, we hope you enjoy it!

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A special Maison & Objet Paris 2015

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Maison & Objet Paris is Europe’s largest design event for professionals working in the “art of living” in all its rich and varied expression, which reveals new trends in interior design twice a year, January and September.

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The show has a 360º product offering that goes from decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, kids, tableware, cooking… The amazing variety coexists with the varied expectations of the global market.

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This year, the event is celebrating its 20th anniversary – “Birthday cakes meet birthdays plates!” – and the fact is that for 20 years it has been a “large lifestyle platform” at the cross of trading and creativity, providing solutions that meet the needs of visitors all around the world.

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We believe it will be a very special year at Maison & Objet, first of the events milestone and second because it will be the first time our brands Stylish Club and Prime Design will be there.

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We are looking forward to presenting our designs to the global market in Paris. Even though we’ve been at other trade fairs, come on… Paris will always be Paris!

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After the event we will make sure to come back with amazing news regarding our brands and the new trends in interior design for 2015.

However no need to wait until the event is finished,  you can keep updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hope to see you soon, here or there!