Revelations Grand Palais 2019| Exhibition

 

Initiated by Ateliers d’Art de France since 2013, Révélations is an international fine craft and creation exhibition acting as a meeting place for some of the most talented craftspeople in the world. The biennial reunites a constantly increasing and wide audience:  collectors, architects, decorators, gallery owners, purchasing offices, in addition to artistic directors and luxury goods houses.

I was invited in May 2019 to visit Revelations at Grand Palais. The location itself is so iconic, I really loved it.

We had our VIP tickets to visit the night before the actual event and had nice one on one conversations with some of the artists and craftspeople at the show. We also enjoyed a lovely dinner at the venue.

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Hotel Vernet in Paris by Champsaur | Hotel Design

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The hôtel Vernet is a sumptuous Parisian building in the legendary and true « Haussmann » style. An institution which has seen centuries of change, situated in just about the most perfect location, between the golden Triangle of Paris and the Place de l’Etoile on the Champs-Elysées. The Hotel Vernet celebrates its 100th birthday by entering the age of modernity.

Entirely renovated and refurbished in 2014 by its new owners, the French family owned hotel group « Bessé Signature », the Hotel Vernet revives the tradition of the great Parisian establishments of the chic 8th arrondissement of Paris by offering itself the distinction of a contemporary interior created by Interior designer François Champsaur, who pays tribute to Parisian elegance and French craftsmanship.

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Eclectic Restaurant in Paris By Tom Dixon | Restaurant Design

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One of the fist designers to introduce copper in modern interiors and in a very flamboyant way was Tom Dixon. His interiors are known to have copper as the main finishing element and I think he has done an amazing job so far. This project is his first ever in Paris , a new restaurant from Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and Jean-Louis Costes, called Eclectic.

The main features are the pendant light in the center and custom made honey comb copper wall. The seating is mostly  ‘lounging’ with large booths and armchairs that are part of the designer’s collection.

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Burma Jewelry Boutique | Retail Design

Lavish does not mean using exaggeration in material use and selection, here Burma boutique designed by Atelier Du Pont and located on Rue de Paix in Paris, is the perfect example of luxury in a minimal interpretation. The ovals in the main facade resemble the hand held beauty mirror, the neutral colors and contrast of matt & glossy textures is what emphasizes the new age luxury. The empowering feature of this beautiful boutique is the chandelier made of simple gold chains lined in a geometric way filling out the main part of the ceiling. All in all, all I can say is magnificent work!

 

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Electric: The New Cultural Platform in Paris | Venue Design

Without knowing what the project is, the first impression is enough to wow you. This beautiful venue is a new cultural platform in Paris designed by award winning designer Mathieu Lehanneur. This space can be used around the clock for various functions all explained by the designer below. Since it's a multifunctional space, the designer unified the furniture which might not be used everytime.

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Monsieur Bleu At The Palais De Tokyo in Paris By Joseph Dirand | Restaurant Design

Such an elegant interior. Located in the new wing of the Palais de Tokyo, perched on the quays of the Seine just across from the Eiffel Tower, Monsieur Bleu caters equally well for sociable suppers, business lunches, family meals, artist meetings, or indeed lively late-nights. Its kitchens open around the clock, offering menus full of flair but conscious of the simple needs of the lunch-breakers, This versatile address designed by the architect Joseph Dirand, both cosmopolitan and international, presents a haven as delectable to the gourmet as it is to the gourmand, a living space where you may nibble just as easily as you’ll lunch, a forum for chance encounters as much as regular rendez-vous and if you fancy a dance, well you can do that too. The bar menu has been created created in collaboration with Alix Lacloche.

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Valentino New Store Concept | Retail Design

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We’ve all been loving Valentino’s Rockstud & Naked Rockstud collection as they have been on fashion enthusiasts everywhere. However, in terms of their shop designs, Velentino have been working lately on a new concept for the stores to portray intimacy yet a luxurious feel to the space. Their boutiques are usually divided into several rooms housing the different aspects of their collections. Their latest boutiques are in Milan, Sao Paulo, Paris and Beverly Hills. The concept developed by Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, in cooperation with world renowned architect David Chipperfield.

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Paris Versus New York : A Tally Of Two Cities | Visual Arts

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Vahram Muratyan is a talented Parisian art director and a graphic designer living between Paris and New York. He has created a beautiful online series of charming illustrations focusing in a friendly and humorous manner the differences between New York and Paris.

His book "Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities" features 105 of his illustrations, 60 of which have never been published before. I loved the Carrie Bradshaw vs. Amelie illustration, actually the ones I posted here are my favorites. Which ones did you like?

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