A MIRAGE IN THE DESERT
HOME DESIGN TREND SPRING-SUMMER 2018: A MIRAGE IN THE DESERT
While sunny days are back and we slowly begin to dream of breaks out of the city, the Spring-Summer 2018 home design trend makes us dive into a soft mirage between the arid desert and a long-waited oasis under the midday sun.
Witout any tricks our home is filled with raw materials such mat clay or ceramics, which remind us of Antic crockery. What we need is the strict necessary like a palm leaf armchair, a hand-knotted carpet or exotic scented candles in bright and natural colours such as white, ochre or terracotta. Sometimes touches of Majorelle blue, a rusty red like painted with lime, the smooth green of a succulent plant or the solar pattern of a print fabric inspired by local handicraft appear and catch our eyes.
Let's fly to the Huacachina oasis, the Merzouga dunes or the coastal cliffs of the Balearic islands without leaving the Rive Gauche: Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche takes you on a trip!
INSPIRED BY THE CYCLADES
In the Cyclades islands, white is a symbol of purity which preserves on the Greek islands the houses from the meltem, the warm wind which blows all Summer long. Like inspired by Santorini churches, the Athenian candle-maker Waks created scented candles with the Mediterranean natural aromas in a white and coloured stone pot.
Laurence Leenaert has created the both Belgian and Morrocan brand LRNCE and works on ceramics, wool or cotton with local craftmen in Marrakech. She mixes her cubic and Berber influences on singular, graphic and solar home design objects.
Photo: Wool and cotton pillow, LRNCE / Hand-painted ceramic vase, LRNCE / Organic cotton towels, Caravane / Scented candles, Waks
THE ART OF WEAVING
Hand-weaved palm leaf and raffia take you to Morroco dunes or the streets of Antananarivo. Cosydar puts in the center of its creation raw materials that are worked by craftspeople all over the world. The chair cushions have been weaved in palm leaf by Morrocan craftmen and craftwomen.
In Madagascar Baobab joined forces with a cooperative of women who work on raffia using the ancestral techniques of Ndébélé women of South Africa. While the fragrances of the Trano candles put us in a summery mood, pots become authentic travel memories...
Photo: Chair, Cosydar / Linen rug, Lissoy / Scented candles, Baobab Collection
LUNCH IN THE DESERT
Under a stretched canvas, let's recreate the atmosphere of a Berber tent thanks to nomadic chairs, lanterns and coffee table. To taste spicy and exotic meals, Élise Lefebvre has imagined porcelain tableware in Limoges that she hand-painted with animals in bright colours. At dinner time, let's light up the lanterns created by Sophia Ventura and Nanor Tutunijan discovered by Le Fil Rouge Paris to get in a bivouac vibe.
Photo: Faience plates, Élise Lefebvre / Leather sofa, Poltrona Frau / Bookshelf, Poltrona Frau / Bookends, Poltrona Frau / Terrariums, Green Factory. Exclusively at le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Our home is getting sun-tanned thanks to small details in terracotta colour. They perfectly match with sandy and pale pink shades and will catch your eyes. Reknown textiles maker since the 1950s, Livio de Simone presents its new Capri print which has been hand-painted on pillows to stack on one's sofa or garden chairs.
Photo: Hand-painted cotton pillow, Livio de Simone / Berber armchair, Norr 11 / Light, LZF / Table, Karakter / Vases, 200 GRS / Stool, Studio Brichet Ziegler. Exclusively at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
CARPETS AND LINEN
PARIS-BERBÈRE: HISTORIC-STEEPED CARPETS
Invited by Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris-Berbère selects in Morrocco from families, cooperatives and dealers hand-made and traditionally weaved carpets by Berber women. Made in wool and with a soft minimalist design they will stimulate your imagination and tell you the story of their makers...
NADIA DAFRI, EXPLORING THE WORLD TO GET INSPIRED
While she was supposed to work in a completely different field Nadia Dafri now travels the world to meet crafstpeople from all walks of life. She discovers their story and their techniques and uses them as a source of inspiration to make refined, hand-embroidered and ethically made clothes. At Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche she reveals home linen which evokes travels and disoveries.
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