Momentané is the terrific new design retrospective of the work of brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Following the meteoric rise of these two forward thinking French born designers, the exhibit closely retraces 15 years of all aspects of their prolific output. From limited edition furniture to high quality mass-produced work, the versatility along with smart design is apparent in over the 100 works on display, which includes lamps, sofas, wall sculptures, tapestries, office furniture, and textiles. Highlights include the stunning 12 meter high felt sculpture named Clouds (2009) along side a dramatic wall of red and black clothes pins, Twigs and Algae sculptures (2004), the High-Backed Alcove sofa from Vitra (2007), and the Lit Clos bed, one of their first pieces from 2000 created for the Milan Furniture Fair.
Divided into three sections, the Tuileries side gallery features their modular designs for workspaces and offices, the Rivoli galleries focus on objects and furniture for home and more intimate spaces, and the center entrance aisle is an installation of their textile and room partition creations.
A must-see exhibit for design aficionados.
Till September 1, 2013
Les Arts Decoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro: Palais Royal-Musee de Louvre
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11AM to 6PM, till 9PM Thursday
I want to thank everyone for their kind and touching emails and comments about my photo show and please forgive me if I didn't personally reply to you.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.