Captivating tile works- a decorative interior art installation in brass cast tile//Carrelages captivants - une installation d'art décoratif composé de tuiles luxent et tendance

Caste brass tiles that shine to create luxurious bespoke interior installations//Les carreaux en laiton moulé qui brillent pour les installations intérieures de luxe sur mesure

[[The Leonardo Tile - The imagination is the only limit to the principals of design and eternal style of her caste brass beauty. Shall we create a room divider? A space enclosure?  A suspended fireplace chimney ? Functional objects composed of tile elements of such beauty can permeate and thrive in so many forms... shining like jewels of art creating a woven pattern of luxury within your interior.///La tuile Leonardo - L'imagination est la seule limite aux principes de conception et de modèle éternel de sa beauté de laiton de caste. Allons-nous créer un paravent ? Un enclos spatial? Une cheminée suspendue? Les objets fonctionnels composés d'éléments de tuile d'une telle beauté peuvent imprégner et prospérer dans tant de formes ... brillent comme des joyaux de l'art créant un modèle tissé de luxe dans votre intérieur.]]

Casted brass engraved Leonardo tiles//Carreaux en laiton gravés Leonardo

Casted brass engraved Leonardo tiles//Carreaux en laiton gravés Leonardo

[[This is what we do.  Seeking beauty wherever we can find it. Pressing on through the daily demands of life. Ever seeking pleasure and the aesthetic of peace and serenity amongst the demands of modern time. Escape through art and architecture because why not?///C'est ce que nous faisons. Cherchant la beauté partout où nous pouvons le trouver. En appuyant sur les aspirations quotidiennes de la vie. Toujours à la recherche du plaisir et de l'esthétique de la paix et de la sérénité parmi les exigences du temps moderne. Échapper à travers l'art et l'architecture à cause de pourquoi pas?]]

[[Let your home be your temple.///Votre maison est un temple.]]

[[This is who we are: design and production studio, interior architect, designer, decorator and gallery - working together as a team in harmony with a focused approach to developing both timeless beauty and functional product design.///C'est qui nous sommes: Studio de conception et de production, architecte d'intérieur, concepteur, décorateur et Galerie - travailler ensemble en équipe en harmonie avec une approche ciblée pour développer à la fois la beauté intemporelle et les produits fonctionnels.]]

[[The beauty of design is that it allows so many amazing stories to be told. The face of an angel engraved in our Leonardo tiles, the unlimited potential of a bespoke design configuration... what will you create today?///La beauté du design est qu'il permet à tant d'histoires étonnantes à raconter. Le visage d'un ange gravé dans nos tuiles Leonardo, le potentiel illimité d'une configuration de conception sur mesure ... que vas-tu créer aujourd'hui?]] 

[[An introduction to the Leonardo tile is only the beginning of our story...///Une introduction à la tuile de Leonardo n'est que le début de notre histoire...]] 

[[Our production is European made in the tradition of handcrafted slow design, uniquely created finishes, sometimes purposed and at other times accidental, are the forms that result in a perfect work born out of imperfection. The ability to play in the decorative arts with a focus on architectural materials such as brass, copper, nickel, mirror; and to invent new finishes composed of liquid metals, silver, patinas, powder coatings... working with solid hand carved woods, building and removing layers of hand applied and varnished finishes of our own design.///Notre production est européenne faite dans la tradition de la conception artisanale, des finitions créées de manière unique, parfois intentionnelles et a d'autres moments accidentels, sont les formes qui aboutissent à un travail parfait né de l'imperfection. La capacité de créer des arts décoratifs en se concentrant sur les matériaux architecturaux tels que le laiton, le cuivre, le nickel, le miroir; et d'inventer de nouvelles finitions composées de métaux liquides, d'argent, de patines, de revêtements en poudre ... travaillant avec des bois sculptés à la main solide, la construction et l'enlèvement des couches de la main appliquée et vernis finitions de notre propre conception.]] 

[[Our clients are private individuals, architects, designers and galleries. A highly specialized team, we work through a process with our clients from design conception to fabrication and installation. The world is our ultimate playground, our services have no geographic bounds.///Nos clients sont des particuliers, des architectes, des designers et des galeries. Une équipe hautement spécialisée, nous travaillons à travers un processus avec nos clients de conception design à la fabrication et l'installation. Le monde est notre terrain de jeu ultime, nos services n'ont pas de limites géographiques.]] 

[[We are SORS Privatiselectionem - Contact us to commission your installation, and visit us at the SORS gallery in Paris by appointment.  Email - info@sors.paris///Nous sommes SORS Privatiselectionem - Contactez-nous pour discuter les demandes de votre installation, et nous rendre visite à la Galerie SORS à Paris sur rendez-vous. Email - info@sors.paris]] 

CECI N’EST PAS… A LAMP THAT DEFIES CONVENTION

CECI N’EST PAS… A LAMP THAT DEFIES CONVENTION

DIscover the ISP Lighting Collection//Découvrez la collection luminaire ISP

Italian Styling - nostalgia, elegance and grace

Style à l'italienne - nostalgie, élégance et grâce

I was a sixteen year old California girl when I discovered it: La Dolce Vita. Marcello Mastroianni clad in a black pencil suit standing knee deep in water with a bottle blonde and buxom Sofia Loren, or lay on a sandy beach and partying on his knees fully suited up in white, finished off with a black dress shirt and notable ascot - not a care in the world, only an effortless sensation and well tailored since of style.

And there was the Alfa Romeo Spider, the classic Italian convertible often seen on the highways and the coasts surrounding my childhood in southern California, and there was Princess Grace, and James Dean - American icons of a borrowed style whom both met tragic ends while living a life that seemed scripted right from a scene along the Amalfi cost in a Frederico Fellini film.

The cinema, the fashion, the silk chiffon scarfs tied over a beautiful woman's coiffure as she drives like the independent maven that she is, black sunglasses and a tailored dress in her little Italian convertible - oh yes, the automobiles...

Model of an Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto 1600, photo: Rich Sufficool

Model of an Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto 1600, photo: Rich Sufficool

And of course there are the settings, the interior scenes featuring now legendary designs from masters like Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and the unforgettable Gabriella Crespi.  

 Gabriella Crespi - Italian architect and agent of style

 Gabriella Crespi - Italian architect and agent of style

The mastery of the inlay of metals such as brass, the daring angles and modular features that create surprisingly functional furniture design, and the soft contrasts of oval and angular lines that mix visual splendor with comfort.

Olivetti Showroom designed by Carlo Scarpa in Venice

Olivetti Showroom designed by Carlo Scarpa in Venice

Carlo Scarpa -architecture -stringio

True,  some may dismiss it all as cliche, but I will always feel a nostalgic tug of the heart for the original modern "good life", and a special appreciation for contemporary designs that take my imagination on a trip to reminisce. But the good life does indeed continue today, with so many inspiring Italian style masters continuing with the tradition of defining themselves as both creators and keepers of style. 

Architects Lazzarini & Pickering are a perfect example. In recent years they've created a collection for Marta Sala Editions, and it is a clear icon of the subtle intricacies of Italian design.  Featured above: The Renoir Collection, Featured below: The Lavinia Exagonal armchair and ottoman foot rest from the 2nd collection from the MSE project.

Lavinia SORS LAZZARINI & PICKERING for Marta Sala Editions

Jean-Michel Basquiat and the mystique of Jean Royère

Jean-Michel BASQUIAT et la mystique de Jean Royère 

News broke last week of the astonishing $110.5 million sale of the Brooklyn born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Untitled", 1982 painting of a skull at Sotheby's auction.  The sale places the value of the artist's works on the level of Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, and jettison's him to the position of the most highly valued American artist in history. 

The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in his Tokyo home. Credit Jeremie Souteyrat for The New York Times

The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in his Tokyo home. Credit Jeremie Souteyrat for The New York Times

Having passed at the young age of 27 from a heroin overdose, Basquiat's body of works carry a brief creative span, from 1980 to 1987.  The collection is small and the elite group of collector's in possession of one is smaller; most pieces are privately held and tucked away from public view, but this is not the plan for those owned by Japanese billionaire and renegade art collector Yusaku Maezawa.

“Untitled,” Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting of a skull bought by Yusaku Maezawa for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s contemporary art auction in New York. Credit 2017 - The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris, via ARS, via Sotheby's

“Untitled,” Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting of a skull bought by Yusaku Maezawa for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s contemporary art auction in New York. Credit 2017 - The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris, via ARS, via Sotheby's

Mr. Maezawa's purchase comes as no surprise. Having won the Basquiat masterpiece in a bidding war against casino magnate Frank J. Fertitta III at Sotheby's online auction, Yusaku had already purchased the 2nd priciest Basquait masterpiece last year for $57.3 million.

Sources who've interviewed and photographed the tycoon from the living room of his rented apartment in Japan where he bid on the piece from his laptop, say that the unconventional collector does admit that the price tag came as a surprise.  Interesting as the vision of the casual billionaire's streaming online purchase may be, we couldn't help but take note of an additional and simply perfect design element in his personal collection - the bright red Jean Royère "Ours Polaire" armchair that he sits upon.

Suite Ours Poliare (Polar Bear) de Jean Royère - interior by Joseph Dinand

Suite Ours Poliare (Polar Bear) de Jean Royère - interior by Joseph Dinand

To state the common links between Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and Jean Royère (1902-1981), one can start with the obvious - their shared first name.  The American painter undoubtedly inherited his French first and surnames from the historical links between France and the US in the American south from areas like Louisiana, where many African American's of an origin of the mix of these cultures trace their lineage. As for Royère, of course, he was a French decorator and designer whom lacked a professional training in his trade, which he began after leaving a stable position in the import/export business.  Royère was a natural - a savant of design - which leads us to the second thing these two masters have in common - pure, natural and untrained talent.

Basquiat was pure youth and raw talent personified. The recognition of the young artist's talent, with its early impressions spray painted upon walls in Brooklyn and Manhattan, immediately won the friendship, admiration and opportunities for collaboration with the likes of Keith Herring and Andy Warhol.

This monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michael Basquiat set a world auction record for the artist at $57.3 million  at a Christie's contemporary art sale on May 10, 2016.  Basquiat's self-portrait, "Untitled, 1982," portrays the young artist as a fiery, demonic figure. The canvas, which features splashes of explosive colors, has appeared in every major Basquiat retrospective. - . (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Royère too found early and easy recognition of success with the celebrity set in France of his time: French celebrities such as René Chavance said about Royère: ‘The inventive powers of a creative artist are revealed in the clarity with which they interpret a single theme. Jean Royère was undoubtedly one of the masters of this.’

Now onward to the the value of their works.  In June 2011, Lacoste sold an Ours Polaire sofa, chair and pouf for 800,000 euros (nearly $1 million USD at the time):  that is no small sum for a suite of furniture. It may be a long way from $110.5 million, but it is a top value in its class.

Finally, we arrive at one single way to describe the artistic achievements of both artists: two men, living and working in a different country, during a different time, in a difference culture, under the same first name and with the same outstanding reception to their naturally gifted talents. Iconic.

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades

Les Objets Nomades de Louis Vuitton

[[Thanks to the creativity of designers from around the world, the collection "Objets Nomades" by LVMH has featured limited editions and furniture prototypes of rare design elegance since 2012. The latest edition to debut during Milan Design Week 2017 features pieces by two new contributing designers:  India Mahdavi of France and Japan's Tokujin Yoshioka.///Grâce à la créativité des designers mondiale, la collection « Objets Nomades » de LVMH a présenté les éditions limitées et les prototypes de mobilier d’une élégance rare design depuis 2012. La dernière édition à ses débuts durant la Milan Design Week 2017 caractéristiques pièces par deux nouveaux designers qui contribuent : India Mahdavi de la France et Tokujin Yoshioka de Japon.]]

Objets Nomades 2017

Objets Nomades 2017

[[Today the collection consists of 25 Objets Nomades, including 10 shown for the first time at Fuori Salone in Milan. Each object represents and embodies shared values: love of beauty of refined materials, the balance in the forms and proportions, the complex and meticulous craftsmanship, and finally the careful attention to detail.///Aujourd'hui, la collection se compose de 25 Objets Nomades, dont 10 montré pourla première fois à Fuori Salone de Milan. Chaque objet représente et incarne des valeurs partagées : amour de la beauté des matériaux raffinés, l’équilibre dans les formes et proportions, l’artisanat complexe et minutieuse et enfin l’attention aux détails.]] 

La lumière en gris chez Oliver Gustav

The Light of Grey - A look inside the residence of designer Oliver Gustav//À l’intérieur de la résidence du designer danois 

The Danish designer recently opened his Copenhagen apartment revealing a quiet solitude layered in soft light, his signature grey minimalist charm and a select blend of his own best selling pieces and vintage finds, alongside fellow iconic contemporary works from Rick Owens and Vincenzo de Cotiis.//Le designer danois a récemment ouvert son appartement Copenhague révélant unesolitude tranquille en couches dans une lumière douce, signature gris, charme minimaliste et un mélange de ses créations les plus connus. Aux côtés restent des œuvres emblématiques de compagnons contemporains comme Rick Owens et Vincenzo de Cotiis.

Photo: Henry Bourne

Photo: Henry Bourne

Above: Gustav's 18th century apartment  living room features one of his signature sofa, a Rick Owens side table, Vincenzo de Cotiis floor lamp and aluminum disk wall lamp by Kevin Josias. //Ci-dessus : XVIIIe siècle appartement salon dispose de Gustav d’une des son canapé de signature, une table d’appoint de Rick Owens, Vincenzo de Cotiis lampadaire et lampe de mur aluminium disque par Kevin Josias. 

Above: In the bedroom, a Julia Haller painting hangs above the vintage wool and hemp draped bed. A special edition Arne Jacobsen drop chair in gray nubuck designed by Gustav occupies the corner of the room. The apartment's kitchen has replaced a former fireplace and features flea market finds and a 19th century vase. A view of the building stairs leading to the entry of the apartment. Photos: Henry Bourne//Ci-dessus : Dans la chambre à coucher, un tableau de Julia Haller  accroche au-dessus du vintage laine et chanvre drapé lit. Une chaise Arne Jacobsen édition spéciale en nubuck gris conçu par Gustav occupe l’angle de la pièce. Cuisine de l’appartement a remplacé une ancienne cheminée et trouvailles de brocante de fonctionnalités et un vase du XIXe siècle. Une vue de l’escalier du bâtiment conduisant àl’entrée de l’appartement. Photos : Henry Bourne

The designer at home in his living room. Photos: Henry Bourne//Le designer chez lui dans son salon. Photos : Henry Bourne

The designer at home in his living room. Photos: Henry Bourne//Le designer chez lui dans son salon. Photos : Henry Bourne

Supreme Deconstruction//La déconstruction absolue

Supreme Deconstruction - 14 distressed patinated architectural decor scenes//La déconstruction absolue - 14 espaces architecturale en tendance patine détaché

The placement of the luxurious and refined within spaces ravaged by the passage of time lends a balance between new creation and a former time, creating a supremely reconstructed environment with its own perfect harmony.  The  beauty of imperfection itself is a remarkable design concept to embrace and enjoy.//Le placement de la luxueuse et raffinée au sein d’espaces ravagées par le passage du temps donne un équilibre entre la nouvelle création et un temps ancien, créant ainsi un environnement suprêmement reconstitué avec sa propre harmonie parfaite. La beauté de l’imperfection elle-même est un concept remarquable pour embrasser et profiter.

Dimore Gallery, Milan

ADORNO handcrafted carpet from Christian Fischbacher. 

RECRUTEMENT

RECRUTEMENT

RECRUTEMENT - STAGE ASSISTANT(E) CHEF DE PRODUIT E-COMMERCE, WEBMARKETING.

Introducing Altesachair

Altesachair, par l'artiste Daniel Guillotin

French graphic artist Daniel Guillotin makes his debut foray into the world of furniture design under the pseudo brand name Altesachair.  Introducing the brand's first offering:  the Limited Edition Wenge chair.

Oak & Sipo model no°2, 2017 - Offered in limited edition of 5.  Photo: Altesachair

Artisan made in Normandy, France - these elegantly stylised Wenge chairs are constructed with alternating wood planks, which create a sophisticated interlocking of wood grains, resulting in both subtle and strong lines that render the design an instant thing of beauty.

Model no° 1 entitled Wenge, features a dark solid wood with an inserted single line of color plexi which streams down the center of both the back and the sides of the chair. Model no°2, Oak & Sipo, comes in combination of the two woods, resulting in planks of two alternating color tones which provide a uniform stripped effect to the design.

Wenge model no°1, 2017 - Offered in limited edition of 5.  Photo: Altesachair

Wenge model no°1, 2017 - Offered in limited edition of 5.  Photo: Altesachair

La chaise Wengé modèle no°1, 2017 - Offerte en édition limitée de 5. Photos: Altesachair

SIMPLE

SIMPLE

The perfect chromed shelf for your bath.//Les étagères chromé impeccable pour votre salle de douche.

The latest designs from Progetto Domestico

The latest designs from Progetto Domestico

New designs from Vincenzo de Cotiis//Nouveautés de Vincenzo de Cotiis

Outstanding wall sconces

Appliques luminaires  remarquable

Lampada 051 - Dimore Studio 2012

Lampada 051 - Dimore Studio 2012

 

Syrad retro chic wall sconce in brushed bronze glass - studio Brabbu Design Forces

Visit us on Pinterest to see more//Voir plus sur Pinterest

Tendance de la semaine - Stairs that defy the ordinary

Tendance de la semaine - Stairs that defy the ordinary

The aesthetic art of interior architecture presents a world of options for the focal point of a room's structural design...//L’art esthétique de l’architecture d’intérieur présente un monde d’options pour le point focal de la conception structurelle d’une pièce...

The Quiet Luxury Collection

The Quiet Luxury Collection

[[This latest SORS Privatiselectionem production brings "design within reach"///Cette dernière production de SORS Privatiselectionem « design within reach »]]

Integrate the penetrating tones of deep rose and gold into your interior.//Intégrez l’ambiance pénétrante de rose profond et d’or dans votre intérieur.

Integrate the penetrating tones of deep rose and gold into your interior.//Intégrez l’ambiance pénétrante de rose profond et d’or dans votre intérieur.

Benefit from the latest in design furnishing this year by integrating the stellar mood of deep pink and gold into your interior.//Profitez de la plus récente dans la conception d’ameublement cette année par intégrant l’atmosphère stellaire de rose foncé et d'or dans votre intérieur.

Best Wishes for 2017//Meilleurs vœux pour 2017

Best Wishes for 2017//Meilleurs vœux pour 2017

Best Wishes for 2017//Meilleurs vœux pour 2017

Amorph releases new bespoke wall panels

Introducing LOOP//À découvrir LOOP - Amorph présente les nouveaux panneaux muraux 

LOOP by Amorph

[[Amorph Furniture released LOOP this November, their new collection of bespoke wall panels with a modest display and well received debut at the West Elm Design Fair in Santa Monica, California.///L'atelier de mobilier design Amorph a presenté en novembre, leur nouvelle collection de panneaux sur mesure LOOP, avec un affichage modeste et bien reçu ses débuts à la West Elm Design Fair à Santa Monica, Californie.]]


[[The studio immediately commissioned the product's first installation, now on display in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Medical Center.///Le studio a immédiatement commandé première installation du produit, maintenanten exposition dans le hall d’un centre médical de Beverly Hills.]]


[[LOOP is a wall panel constructed of solid wood, available in Ash, Walnut and others, with variable patterns impressed upon it by the designer with the use of 3D laser technology, followed by hand finishing.///LOOP est un panneau de mur construit avec du bois massif, disponible en frêne, noyer et d’autres, avec des motifs variables impressionné sur elle par le concepteur à l’aide de la technologie laser 3D, suivie de finition main.]]


[[LOOP is available in a variety of natural varnishes, enhancing the richness of the natural wood gains.  It can also be realized in a variety of painted options.///LOOP est disponible dans une variété de vernis naturels, améliorant la richesse des gains bois naturels. Il peut être également réalisé dans une variété d’options peintes.]]


[[To learn more about LOOP and the Amorph Collection of bespoke materials and furnishings, contact SORS at info@sors.paris or use the form below.///Pour en savoir plus sur LOOP et la Collection Amorph des matériaux sur mesure et mobilier, contactez SORS à info@sors.paris ou utilisez le formulaire ci-dessous.]]
 

Lumina - A Modern Yet Elegant Italian Kitchen

Lumina - Une cuisine italienne moderne et élégante

Lumina Kitchen//Cuisine Lumina

Lumina Kitchen//Cuisine Lumina

[[The Kitchen Lumia was born from the desire to unite the great tradition of craftsmanship of Ebanart and innovation in order to offer a product that adapts to precious and elegant spaces from an eclectic taste which blends the ancient and modern with great harmony.///La Cuisine Lumia est né de la volonté d’unir la grande tradition de l’artisanat de Ebanart et de l’innovation afin d’offrir un produit qui s’adapte aux espaces précieux et élégants du goût éclectique dans quel mélange ancien et moderne avec grande harmonie.]]

 [[Its vertically carved monolithic lines are inspired by a contemporary design that looks at the past through the rigidity of its forms; the combinations of wood, marbles and the preciousness of its details arrive at an idea of luxury without excess.///Sa forme monolithique, sculpté verticalement s’inspire d’un design contemporain qui se penche sur le passé grâce à la rigidité de ses formes ; la paire de bois, marbres et la préciosité de ses détails arrive à une idée du luxe sans superflu.]]

[[Lumia is ideal for environments that do not want to go unnoticed, where the kitchen is the soul of the whole House.///Lumia est idéal pour les environnements qui ne veulent pas passer inaperçus, où la cuisine est l’âme de toute la maison.]]

[[Contact SORS at info@sors.paris for information about the available promotion for Lumina.///Contactez SORS à info@sors.paris pour les renseignements  de la cuisine Lumia sur promo.]]

The latest work of art from Privatiselectionem//La nouvelle œuvre d’art par Privatiselectionem

MMXVI GS - solid brass and walnut veneer night table//MMXVI GS - table de chevet en laiton massif et placage noyer

[[The designers of Privatiselectionem have once again combined sleek design with an industrialized edge to deliver a stunning piece of bespoke home furnishing. Hand finished brushed brass and walnut veneer combine to create a uniquely beautiful, asymmetric night table featuring two drawers and a side compartment which houses two small shelves. ///Les concepteurs de Privatiselectionem ont combiné nouveau design élégant avec un bord industrialisé de porter une superbe pièce d’ameublement sur mesure. Fini à la main brossé en laiton et placage noyer se combinent pour créer une beauté unique et asymétrique.  Ce table de chevet as deux tiroirs et un compartiment latéral qui abrite deux petites étagères.]] 

[[Each piece in the Privatiselectionem collection is made to order. Custom finishes are available. Please send an email to info@sors.paris or click the button below to use the contact form to request additional information.///Chaque pièce de la collection Privatiselectionem est fabriqué sur commande. Finitions personnalisées sont disponibles. Merci de contacter SORS par courriel à l'adresse info@sors.paris ou cliquez sur le bouton du formulaire au-dessous pour les renseignements.]]

 

Designer produced lighting to illuminate your space with style and grace

Designer produced lighting to illuminate your space with style and grace

Elegant and discreet small studio self-produced lighting designs