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BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

www.pierrecharpin.com

www.pierrecharpin.com

Each year in January the most important European event for Interior Design is held:

Must-have collections, innovations and talents were all gathered last week in Paris! 

The show runs twice a year and each time, a Designer is awarded as the Best Designer of the Year. A more product design-oriented profile is designated in January and a more closely related to the world of interior architecture or decor designer for September. 

The Best Designer of the year this time was French Designer:

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

His poetic, minimalist style has made its mark. Post Design, Zanotta, Montina, Venini, Alessi… Design companies can’t get enough of his work. 

In 1998, he produced a series of glass objects at the CIRVA, (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et Les Arts Plastiques) in Marseille.

Two years later in Vallauris he tried his hand at ceramics.

From 1998 to 2008, Pierre Charpin taught at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design in Reims and he has been teaching at Ecal in Lausanne, Switzerland ever since, but he has never lost sight of his grail.

In 2011, he designed Intervalles, a collection of glasses and a carafe for Cristalleries Saint-Louis.

More of his designs at N.50 apartment at Modernist architect Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block in Marseille where he has undergone a colourful refit: 

Congratulations, Pierre, and we look forward to all of your future work! 

Credit: www.deezen.com 

www.pierrecharpin.com 

 

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

 

 

 

The JumpSeat

The JumpSeat

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Innovation is defined as the application of a new solution and Ziba, a design and innovative consultancy firm, has done just that. They have created a very interesting and attractive solution to the traditional auditorium seating, which poses space issues as the seats are 12 inches thick when retracted making it difficult to pass easily through the row. After intense research and forward thinking, they found that combining elements of structural engineering and the functionality of the human spine (pretty brilliant) that they were able to create a seat that supports an adult's body weight and disappears when not in use.

The new design is named the JumpSeat, in reference to the fold-down seats traditionally used by crew members on airplanes and trains. Sometimes the most clever designs come from the most unusual places.

Watch the video explanation about how it all works here.

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For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Source: www.ziba.com