• Hilary Edesess

    Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.

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    “Nature is an endless source of inspiration for our design team,” Katia De Witte from Belgian company 2tec2 explained to ArchiExpo. The design team presented the Lustre collection, their fashionable high-tech floor coverings launched in June 2015, at the construction trade fair Batimat in Paris. The family run...

    On November 3, 2015, our tour guide led us through the Paris business district La Défense and directed us toward Majunga Tower by award-winning architect Jean-Paul Viguier. The silver of the double-skin façade glistened as the sun began to fade. Thin metal sheets with, what seemed to be, a digital code design ran...

    A block of resin clay, a handful of acrylic paint and a mind submerged in artistic thinking; Vincent Fecteau released another untitled puzzling sculpture in 2014. While a number of exhibitors at Batimat this year expressed their interest in using wood and cement, Fecteau builds with a variety of materials such as...

    “I don’t want my work to replicate something, but I want it to be poetically correct,” artist Chyrum Lambert says to ArchiExpo. His Running Water / Red Tile piece, in perfect harmony with this year’s Idéobain exhibition on bathroom products, caught our eye. He begins by painting intuitively with varied materials such...

    Collectively associated with outdoor air, pollution is present indoors as well. Toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are more prevalent inside than out. This is because traditional indoor wall paints emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds), a variety of gases including formaldehyde that are harmful over short and...

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    “The story of the bubble.” Dutch designer and artist Nienke Sybrandy links present to future and temporal to enduring through her work with soap and bubbles. Having launched Studio Sybrandy in 2006, Sybrandy plays with textile and object motifs, such as printing bubbles onto fabric and blowing bubbles onto...

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