I'm dancing on sunshine...
Even though I'm back in France for the next few weeks, there's one thing I did not expect. That twenty years later - I was just graduating from high school back then - the French soccer team would be the world champion again. To be honest, I didn't follow the games, as I was always busy doing something else. But now, I can't help but wear a white dress, red sandals, and a blue purse in pride for this team and the country as a whole.
Now enough with the congratulations: our summer in Miami brings lots of exciting news. A new French designer in the city, Jean-Philippe Nuel, acclaimed interior desi- gner who specialized in the hospitality industry, opened a new office in NYC and unveiled a new luxury cruise ship for Ponant. ATELIER DE YAVORSKY announces the upcoming completion of the Sereno, the mythical hotel in Saint Barth that will be ready by the end of the year. Faithful to its original spirit and initially designed by Christian Liaigre, Guillermo de Yavorsky will unveil his new vision of this Caribbean gem, while young textile artist Sebastien Courty is wrapping up his show in Hyères with his inspired totems.
S2H Miami is also proud to welcome a new client, ateliernovo, a brand dedicated to French craftsmanship and home design for the US market. Be prepared to fall in love with gorgeous ceramics to elevate your dinners. Don't miss out on our lighting either, specifically the lights and latest trends from WantedDesign. Meanwhile I'll keep singing on my way back to the US while I continue to support my US team in Miami. France may be the winner, but my Miami team is the champion.
Sarah Hamon, CEO and founder of S2H Communication
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences by Auberge Resorts, is the ultimate in laid-back luxury.
San Francisco-based interior design firm BAMO took inspiration from the idyllic location, designing a palette that complements the natural environment, exalting the view with floor to ceiling windows, and leveraging the climate with indoor/outdoor living. It was designed from a perspective of youthful exuberance that exudes a fresh experience to the Baja California Peninsula.
This beachfront hotel and residential resort is nestled within the 1,200 – acre Chileno Bay development. A boutique luxury resort, it features 60 guestrooms with up to 885 square feet and 32 residential villa suites in two, three, four and six-bedroom layouts.
This month, we showcase the WEEK-END collection designed by Studio Brichet Ziegler for Petite Friture. The collection will participating this fall at MAISON&OBJET, so be sure to save the date.
"Designed with practicality in mind, all of the seats are stackable. The Week-End collection is a complete range of outdoor furniture". Studio Brichetziegler
The WEEK-END collection is comprised of the following Seating options: - a chair, a bench, a bridge, and an armchair, as well as high stools. Tables include- a coffee table, high bar table, a square table for 2-4 people, a rectangular dining table for 6-8 people and a large dining table for 6-8 people.
SAVVY Studio has revealed the bold design for the Summer Day Café. Slated to open this month in Tribeca, the New York restaurant presents a striking concept with sea-inspired scenery and unique designs. The restaurant boasts quality details alongside an inspiring menu that will transport each diner on a delicious journey.
The inspiration for the Summer Day Café started at the sea, with key elements from the ocean, sea travel, and classic uniforms being used throughout the café. From the wood finish reminiscent of a boat to the chrome elements in the molding to the more crafted rattan material that is common in fisherman culture, the café aims to take each diner on a visual trip across the ocean through its various materials, textures and flavors.
Marked by innovation and history - Laufen makes a mark in the industry
Eco-friendly Swiss company LAUFEN is a brand that is dedicated to design, quality, and functionality on a global scale. For more than 126 years, the Swiss brand has delivered impeccable products to the public. From ceramic sanitary ware to bathroom furniture, LAUFEN has consistently created innovative and functional product lines that display their exquisite craftsmanship time and time again.
SAPHIRKERAMIK by Laufen is a revolutionary material that transforms the way that ceramics are created for bathrooms. Since its creation in 2013, Laufen has pushed the envelope when it comes to the development of ceramic, making the strong material more malleable to create a thinner body and simpler structure. SAPHIRKERAMIK is nowadays known as the thinnest ceramic on the global market. This method not only reduces the weight of each product, it creates sophisticated forms that save space in every bathroom and are environmentally friendly.
The Power of Light
Conceived, developed, engineered and produced by Melogranoblu
Conceived and founded in 1997 by Ermanno Rocchi and Massimo Crema, Melogranoblu is an Italian interior lighting company based in Bergamo. Over the years, the company has developed a wide range of solutions for interior lighting design, suitable for homes or offering more impressive installations for large architectural settings.
Melogranoblu creations are veritable spectacles of light, focusing on the sensory and emotional effect of light through glass. Design projects in which all forms of glass are conceived and designed according to the effects they can generate through light.
SAVVY Studio's latest project, Hungry Beast, will satisfy all of your cravings...
SAVVY's latest creation, the Hungry Beast Cafe, is truly a feast for the senses. Located in the roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Hungry Beast began from a simple concept: a cafe where people could come together for deliciously healthy food in a straightforward way. With this in mind, SAVVY created a space where architecture and branding could come together in a harmonious way. From there, the cafe was made with a focus on health-conscientiousness in an intricately-designed space with quality food as the highlight.
All of the visual elements, from the clean crisp lines to the strong wood panels to the textured concrete, create an atmosphere of warmth and approachability, welcoming any and every guest that comes in. With these natural materials, the authenticity and honesty of the space make Hungry Beast one of the best places to get healthy cuisine in a comfortable environment.
* Fiore: The 70's inspired flower lamp
In designing the Fiore family of lamps, designers Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli recovered natural elements and 1970s style recollections, making them the focal point of the project. The lamp becomes the archetype of a flower, with a central core and radiating petals. This single element, made up of a transparent blown glass cylinder that contains the source of light, is joined to a metal body to form several combinations, creating in fact a stylized flower.
* Alba: Inspiration from Nature
Designed by Mariana Pellegrino Soto, the concept of Alba starts with a very simple element: a drop of water, inspired by the designer’s imagination, which was put to use in different ways with each model. References to the world of nature, with soft shapes contrasted with square lines, together with the use of a satin brass finish combine to create Alba, a family with a strong visual impact.
SAVVY Studio unveils the redesign and new campaign for the iconic Mercedes House
Located in the center of Hell's Kitchen, SAVVY Studio's latest project Mercedes House has the finest modern luxury rentals one can find in New York City. For the apartment building, which was designed by architect Enrique Norten seven years ago, SAVVY rebranded the building with character, using the motto "A Full Living" to represent the revitalized identity of the building.
From the redesigned interiors that feature a classic mix of mid-century modern and contemporary pieces to the branding that represents the iconic nature of the brand, the design studio want the people who choose to stay at Mercedes House to know that it is more than just selling an average apartment. It is a whole new way of living, reinforced by the excellence the apartment building is known for. Along with other aspects of the branding such as the logo and the unique materials of the furniture, SAVVY has also created a video campaign that perfectly embodies the new Mercedes House.
Creative directors Chris and Clare Turner founded CTO Lighting on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen.
The Nimbus, both a pendant and wall light, is an ode to the elegance and excellence in British design manufacturing the modern luxury lighting company is known for.
Each piece of glass is unique. The droplets are hand-formed by our glass artisans using a process where undulations and crystal-like textures form. The translucent shade contrasts with the crisp solid brass fitting, and is complimented by the beautifully framed symmetrical metalwork. The light emitted is a soft warm glow and is perfectly fitted for corridors as the bulb is hidden within the metalwork and it fits closely to the wall. Referencing both modern and retro aesthetics, the Nimbus creates a stunning centerpiece and transfixes those who see it.
Constance Guisset, the French designer who created Vertigo, a contemporary icon
PETITE FRITURE, design label created in 2009 by French Amélie du Passage, was born out of the will to promote young talents, and to develop with them a catalog of objects, lighting and small furniture that would create a vibration. The result 10 years later? An elegant and accessible collection that tells a story in a simple and uninhibited manner; objects that add some spice to our daily life, and invite us to savor it.
This month, we highlight the talent of one of the designer the brand has worked with ever since its inception, Constance Guisset.
Petite Friture and the Paris-based designer are a lifetime best friends and have created many successful projects together. Crowning this long lasting friendship in 2018, Constance Guisset's work was showcased in a solo exhibit in Paris, at the world renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs. A perfect opportunity for the designer to show how Petite Friture designs can transcend spaces and sparkle joy in anyone's environment.
Maison Sarah Lavoine announces the completion of the new L'Oréal Luxe headquarters in Paris, ''Seine 62''
- A colorful project to work in a friendly environment -
The 2,500 staff members of the prestigious cosmetics group have moved into 48,000m2 office space on the banks of the Seine in Levallois Perret. The Maison Sarah Lavoine design studio has designed colorful, friendly spaces to incite new ways of working.
The studio has designed a hybrid place for Seine 62, putting people at its heart. In order to do this in today’s digital age, the flow and spaces had to be completely rethought in order to encourage exchange, dialog, creativity and comfort. The project has won the unanimous vote from the staff of the world’s leading cosmetics company.
The WantedDesign team sends thanks to all its participants, partners and to the 25,000 guests who visited WantedDesign in Manhattan and Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN 2018. WantedDesign couldn’t be prouder to be a cornerstone of the NYCxDESIGN festivities, and recognizes its network of designers, architects, media, global design weeks and those who are inspired by the city’s celebration of global design.
We especially want to thank all our media partners and editors who visited the show and follow WantedDesign activities throughout the year. The incredible coverage and support you provide largely contribute to its success worldwide. THANK YOU!
Sebastien Courty is a French textile artist based in NY. For the summer season, the artist goes back to France to showcase his latest work, six individual hand stitched totems that embody six different countries, their natural and manufactured resources.
TEXTILE ARTIST PRESENTS HIS FIRST SHOWCASE IN HYÈRES(FRANCE)
WEAVING IS TALKING
June 28th-July 24th - Gallery LM Studio
5 Bis Rue Portalet / 83400 Hyeres
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Each totem is handmade, wavered by Courty himself in his atelier. He picked countries based on the materials they export most, as an opportunity to draft a singular identity through natural resources and commercial success.
The six countries are Peru, Ivory Cost, Tanzania, India, China and New-Zealand. Each weaving - framed in an elegant wooden box - features natural and manufactured materials. Silk, cotton, gold thread, rubber, corn fibre, copper yarns, beads and other precious stones will underlap in meaningful patterns. The dimension of each panel (13" x 60") enables the visitor to dive in each country's culture and learn more about their social and economical life.
The Design Week season is officially over! After Paris in January, Milan in April, and NYC in May, S2H Communication is back in the office. Now we can spend eight hours a day in our comfy suite, watching the view every once in a while on the Miami Bay, and discuss what we have coming up next...
The good news is even though summertime could easily bring us down with the humidity, high temperatures and constant rain we have in Miami, our creative clients always have something cooking that gets us going. This is how we keep our rhythm going strong!
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of the wonderful products showcased at the LAUFEN booth during ICFF in NYC.
Last week, LAUFEN was in New York’s Javits Center, as part of ICFF.
The booth was a unique adapation focused on the craftsmanship and tradition with which all LAUFEN products are made. It celebrates the excellence and high standards that have given them their longevity and recognition in the industry.
Laufen’s prominence in Europe furthered its continued ambition to bring to the US its remarkable and innovative products. During ICFF, the highlights include some of their collections focused on the U.S. market, along with a number of bespoke projects – including their acclaimed work for hotel projects in New York City, among many others.
Casa Bosques debuts its new chocolate collaboration in May. The new bar will feature renowned chef Enrique Olvera, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes, and a very special ingredient: the rare chicatana ant.
The use of the Mexican delicacy elevates the chocolate brand, which has always been a personal project for SAVVY co-founder Rafael Prieto.
Created from a passion for design and chocolate, Casa Bosques has been a statement to SAVVY's skill for branding and design. With this new line of chocolates, a sensory experience will be like never before.
WantedDesign Manhattan photos
- May 19-22, 2018 -
WantedDesign Manhattan 2018 will close its doors tonight. If you didn't have time to make it to the Terminal Stores, we have you covered. We have updated our pressroom with the photos of the booths and objects showcased. Browse our galleries to re-live the one-of-a-kind atmosphere at the Opening Party, gathering WantedDesign Community to kick off a show.
WantedDesign Brooklyn Industry City
Images of the show !
- May 17-21, 2018 -
We're happy to share the photos of the IC Design Festival by WantedDesign! Check out our pressroom and browse the updated pictures of the Factory Floor, including the Couleur exhibit curated by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, the Mural by Camille Walala on Industry City façade, The Conscious Design theme illustrated by the international design schools, the Sausage of the Future, the Antigua project and so much more.
WantedDesign Manhattan announces its programming at The Terminal Stores as part of NYCxDESIGN
May 19-22, 2018
Look out for talented emerging designers featured in the Launch Pad, Design Schools Workshop, Rado Star Prize, Wanted Interiors and the newest program, Look Book. Spend time with workspace visionaries in the Wanted Workspace. Designers are coming from France, China, Turkey, Finland, El Salvador, Chile and more to show their work at WantedDesign. We’re excited to showcase the colorful and joyful graphic work by Camille Walala that will come to life in both locations.
Press & VIP preview: May 18 from 5pm to 7pm
Opening Celebration : May 18 from 7pm to 11pm
RADO Star Prize winner’s announcement: May 18 at 7.15pm
At The Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
Saturday/Sunday/Monday May 19/20/21, 10am-7pm - Tuesday May 22, 10am-5pm
* WantedDesign Brooklyn: May 17 - 21, 2018 | Press preview: May 16, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
Industry City - 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
* WantedDesign Manhattan: May 19 - 22, 2018 | Press preview: May 18, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
TERMINAL STORE - 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
You're invited !
Maison Sarah Lavoine opens its first NYC Showroom in partnership with French painting brand Ressource.
Come and meet Sarah Lavoine and the Ressource team !
May 17th, 2018
Press preview : 4pm to 6pm
At the D&D Building, 15th floor
979 3rd Avenue - New York, NY 10022
The press preview will be followed by a VIP opening
Contact and RSVP:
WantedDesign announces its programming at Industry City as part of NYCxDESIGN:
The IC Design Festival by WantedDesign
- May 17-21, 2018 -
- Press preview May 16, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm -
As WantedDesign is about to kick off its fifth edition in Brooklyn at Industry City, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign announce that the design centric event they have been curating will take a whole new dimension in 2018. The partnership gathering WantedDesign and Industry City has strengthened to create a new umbrella ‘’IC Design Festival by WantedDesign’’ that will feature, campus wide activities and IC open Studios, in addition to the main WantedDesign Brooklyn exhibition in the Factory Floor and the Design Schools Workshop.
SAVVY Studio unveils their newest LA retail project: Depop
SAVVY Studio will unveil the first in-store location for Depop, the popular shopping app for people to buy, sell and discover trendy clothing. Located in Los Angeles, the new Depop store is designed to bring the app's digital experience to life through innovative design and a well-utilized space that caters to the community of shoppers.
SAVVY Studio is proud to present the reopening of the Maidstone Hotel (NY)
The idyllic Maidstone Hotel is a boutique destination in East Hampton, one that underwent a whimsical renovation that highlights the traditional Americana with the Hamptons aesthetic. To further develop the hotel's newest design features, SAVVY revisited the identity for the hotel, and created a new more current brand concept that elevates the hotel to a more contemporary setting.
As the luxury hotel is constantly inspired by the beautiful countryside, it was important for the studio to preserve that key inspiration while still elevating the entirety of the hotel. For the Maidstone, SAVVY brought in elements of fun to the hotel, ones that accented the already high-end location instead of distracting from it. In order to enhance the experience for guests far and wide, they used bold colors, hand drawn illustrations, and inspiration drawn from multiple paintings by Dutch artist Klaas Gubbels to create a beautiful interconnected atmosphere that tells a visual story.
May and its holidays
Have you ever tried to work in May with people located in Europe? Well that's an experience I invite you to try if you ever get the chance. While we - and believe me when I say I proudly gloat when I am included in the US "we" - are working day and night at full speed towards WantedDesign and NYCxDESIGN (the official celebration of design in New York City), in Europe it's a different story. They're juggling between no less than four holidays in two weeks. Unfair isn't it?
Not really... truth be told, we're the lucky ones: in the span of three weeks, we get to go from Milan to New York, switching out gelato and spritz for happy hours in NYC. What do they drink out there but coffee? No clue, I'm all mineral water and tea. Now here's one thing you should all know: WantedDesign is finally here, and it's that special time of the year where international brands and designers meet up in New York and create connections, plan projects and benefit from this amazing platform we're so proud to be a part of.
Sarah Hamon, CEO and founder of S2H Communication
Conceived and founded in 1997 by Ermanno Rocchi and Massimo Crema, Melogranoblu is an Italian interior lighting company. Melogranoblu’s in-house group of designers works in collaboration with the client, developing each specific design idea to achieve a made-to-measure light installation. Melogranoblu made-to-order designs, all developed and engineered within the company, are delivered to the client complete with detailed instructions to guide easy installation in total safety.
The Collection That Started It All
Creative directors, Chris and Clare Turner, founded CTO Lighting almost 20 years ago. They launched their first collection on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen. This collection of modern lighting symbolized elegance and excellence in British design manufacturing, the benchmark for all future collections.
Realizing there was a demand for more premium lighting they began to focus on more luxurious materials in their fixtures; hand-finished brass, mouth-blown glass and artisan-crafted stone. This refinement in the use of these materials has enabled CTO Lighting to be recognized as a modern luxury lighting company.
ATELIER DE YAVORSKY unveils Brickell City Center's newest boutique WOLF (Miami, FL)
In Miami's high-end neighborhood Brickell, ATELIER DE YAVORSKY designed the men's boutique WOLF to be luxurious yet natural. Taking inspiration from the animal it's named after, creative director Guillermo de Yavorsky used key elements within the architecture to create a space that is precise, linear and masculine. While reminiscent of a wolf, the breakout boutique, which opened December 2017, retains a classic modern style with a color palette of rich blues and sleek lines throughout the store.
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of Oluce's AtolloArte:
The 40th anniversary celebration of the iconic Atollo Lamp
For design week, Oluce presented Atollo Arte, a project curated by Nicola Di Battista and developed with the collaboration of the Fondazione Vico Magistretti, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic lamp.
Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Ettore Spalletti – four contemporary art masters – were asked to “pay tribute to Magistretti’s lamp by creating their own work which stems from the original one and which also expresses their personal understanding of art.” (Nicola Di Battista).
In addition to the designs by the artists taking part in the Atollo Arte project, the company paid tribute to the Atollo by producing a version of the famous lamp in portoro, the precious Italian marble from the Ligurian area of Porto Venere.
Oluce is represented by Space Lighting + Living in the US
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of the amazing talent showcased at the LAUFEN booth during Salone del Mobile
LAUFEN was part of the bi-annual Salone del Bagno show and present itself with another outstanding booth concept.
The internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann were the masterminds of the Laufen booth for the Salone del Bagno 2018. Being inspired by the award winning Laufen image movie, they created a space reflecting the Swiss roots of the brand.
The rough outside and the interior plaza are taking the industrial scale of the sanitaryware ceramic production from the production plant to the fair. In a stark contrast the sleek and glossy, yet almost sculptural spaces, for the different bathroom collections. A unique, strong and unmissable brand statement for one of the leading bathroom manufacturer.
Le Parister introduces Les Passerelles, a restaurant and a an outdoor terrace to celebrate spring in Paris !
* The flavors : “Les Passerelles” serves healthy and balanced seasonal dishes. For those who need to recharge after a yoga class or some laps in the pool, fresh juices are awaiting for you. Every weekend, the brunch offers special yoga sessions and sports activities for the kids while parents can indulge all the delicacies on the menu.
* The decor : At les Passerelles, terrazzo tables and wooden velvet upholstered benches add an elegant finish to the space, designed by Aldrick Beckman. When it gets warmer you may enjoy spending a moment outside, on the terrasse. Deliberately oriented in the sun - don’t forget your sunscreen on a sunny day - the patio offers offers a bucolic and peaceful break in the very heart of Paris.
19 rue Saulnier 75009 Paris
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of the Petite Friture booth at Salone del Mobile.
S2H Communication is proud to announce its newest collaboration with Petite Friture.
Each and every time, Petite Friture offered a narrative and vibrant adventure that celebrated a joyful, optimistic outlook on life. This was but the beginning...
This season, they sail away from the Villa and towards their holiday house, Villégiature P.F., where they're placed our objects in typical holiday scenes, sketched by illustrator Lisa Laubreaux. These lighthearted depictions bring to mind the timeless and familiar situations we’ve all experienced countless times. In the spirit of Mary Poppins, they invite us to jump into the drawing and reminisce about those happy moments.
Petite Friture is represented in the US by Space Lighting.
Founded in 1945 by Giuseppe Ostuni, Oluce is the oldest Italian design company still operating in the lighting world, a unique production excellence that translates passionate aesthetic and technological research into the potential of light into actual form. Over the years, Oluce has succeeded in building a collection structured like a tale, rich and multifaceted, inhabited by products that transcend fashion to become Italian design icons.
This spring, SAVVY co-founder Rafael Prieto will release a new creative collaboration of chocolate as part of Casa Bosques. The collaboration is an invitation to create a new chocolate bar and packaging with the cultural Paris Review.
The chocolate brand Casa Bosques is a personal project for Prieto, and was created from his love for creative design and Mexican chocolate. Since its conception, Casa Bosques has been a statement to SAVVY's skill for branding and design.
To celebrate springtime, PETITE FRITURE takes its villégiature to Milan, on the occasion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
We will be happy to meet you there, in a scenoraphy illustrated by Lisa Laubreaux.
Salone del Mobile, Milan
Rho Fiera, Pav 16 - F52
Discover Melogranoblu's new collaboration at Salone del Mobile:
WHEN GLASS MEETS WATER
A Special Edition product, born from the collaboration between melogranoblu and fimacf.
Discover it @ Salone del Mobile 2018 | 17-22 April 2018
Visit them at fimacf stand: Hall 24 - Stand D10
LAUFEN will be part of the bi-annual Salone del Bagno show and present itself with another outstanding booth concept. Furthermore our Kartell by Laufen flagship store will have a new story to tell.
Salone del Bagno_Booth-F21- G14, Pavilion 24
The internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann are the masterminds of the Laufen booth for the Salone del Bagno 2018. Being inspired by the award winning Laufen image movie, they created a space reflecting the Swiss roots of the brand.
Salone del Bagno_Featured Products
Their new booth will feature Marcel Wander's New Classic, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba's Kartell by Laufen, Patricia Urquiola's Sonar, Konstantin Grcic's Val, Peter Wirz's Cleanet Riva and Navia.
Showroom Kartell by Laufen_Dim Sum
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba continue the phase of experimentation and exploration of the unique bathroom project, presenting in a gallery setting an engaging conceptual exercise on washbasins that combines design and research at Milano Design Week.