Summer ateliers on Rive Gauche
DISCOVER THE TREND ATELIER AT LE BON MARCHÉ
Designed in the style of an artist's retreat, the summer house of 2019 has been stripped right back to focus all attention on the beautiful. Combining elements of an artist's atelier in Arles, an outbuilding in the grounds of the Villa Medici and a modernist studio bathed in natural light, the minimalist space is pared down and decorated using raw materials.
More than a benchmark of aestheticism, the seasonal décor embodies a living house that captures the spirit of summertime – a blank canvas allowing for freedom of expression, research and design.
A summer break with friends
The height of summer sees us dreaming of inspiring spaces for getting together with friends, spaces combining elements of both a dwelling and an artist’s atelier. With the addition of temporary handmade decorations for creative effect.
Revisiting the tradition of the herbarium and the art of cyanotype – a photographic process used to produce images in Prussian blue – Invincible Été opens up a romantic, plant-based world.
"Herbarium" from 95€ to 450€
Not content with blending beauty and function, Lebanese designer Carlo Massoud questions the cultural, social and political dimension of an object with each creation. His "Ray" ottoman in particular was made by a blind craftsperson using remote video technology.
Armchair "Ray" 1700€ and footrest "Ray" 592€
Stripped of useless ornaments, the summer house is simple in structure with matte walls that absorb daylight, while furniture and simple accessories are placed on the floor.
Koska Design blends noble materials and purity of form in its creations. Diffusing a warm and reassuring light, the brand’s stand-out "Coco" lamp is characterised by its attractive mix of concrete, metal and wood.
Lamp "Coco" 189€
The sculptural quality and simple, minimalist style of the "Toptun" seating from Faina is designed to relax the mind and help you rest your eyes as well.
Chair "Toptun" 828€
Back to basics
Focusing on the essentials, our furniture and accessories are made from natural materials like leather, wood and rattan.
The "Babu" chair by Jordi Ribaudí is fashioned from a single piece of natural leather, simply tanned and waxed. The vegetable tanning helps keep the leather supple and comfortable for sitting on and relaxing.
Chair "Babu" 2033€
Sika Design specialises in handwoven furniture. The natural jute rug lends the calming space an authentic feel.
Between the white walls and the wide open spaces, the interior of the house resembles a vast and inspiring studio furnished with nothing but the essentials and flooded with light from the bay windows. To provide a splash of colour, the space has been accessorised with vases and retro ceramics in shades of orange, peach and brick red.
Mediterranea Lifestyle creates pieces from recycled glass in Spain. Inspired by Mediterranean traditions and customs, the collection of vases is functional, simple, bold and versatile.
Vases "Graphic" 15€, 24€ and 40€
Dealing in futuristic luxury, Belgian company Nestor et Rotsen have designed discreet storage boxes in delicate shiny glazed ceramic, which when slipped into shelves become decorative objects themselves.
Ceramic boxes 1170€ and 2370€
The art of handicraft
Summer sees blank walls enlivened with handmade creations like the colourful linen wall hanging and ceramics adorned with painted designs.
For summer, Forget me Not is working on a series of exclusive pieces with Studio Beauregard. Both of these emerging talents from the Parisian creative scene have harnessed their respective expertise in designing household linen and cement tiles, embracing colourful patterns and elements of the Art Deco.
Faraway lands provide the inspiration for multicoloured ethnic inspired pieces. Shades of peach, melon and grape recall fruit growing in the garden, and are joined by Klein blue and sunshine yellow, which lift the white plaster and milky grey marble.
The "Sputnik Sofa" produced by Corner 43 in collaboration with the Salt and Pepper Design Studio features patchwork motifs created using polyolefin rope, an innovative and recyclable outdoor material, giving the décor a tropical feel.
Sputnik Sofa 1016€