• #19 - Going Under

    In Time: Designing in the South of France

    AMWade Photography for ArchiExpo e-mag

    To kickstart our collection of “In Time” pieces, where we encounter some of the most reputable designers and architects located in specific regions, we’ve gone digging in the south of France. Here’s a great ensemble of designers you too will want to meet.

    We began by chatting with product designer Margaux Keller in Marseille about her Gelati pendant light. Think gelati, think Italian; she also reveals some information on a special surprise she’ll present in Milan this April. Go see her bag of goodies at Salone del Mobile.

    We talked over tea with designer and artist Bernard Moise, who spoke about the Slate by iskn that takes drawings on paper and converts them into numeric images; an incredible tool, but will it really do the trick?

    Interior architect SW Cobigo offers a cultural treat by discussing her recently released academic book Innover par le Design.

    Next stop: Cassis to visit Marc and Caterina Aurel whose office building is located next to a vineyard with a mountainous backdrop. They mentioned their RATP project in Paris and their collection of connected ceramics objects for urban areas they’ll present this June.

    Back in Marseille: We met Julien Mauviel, the founder, designer and craftsman of a rather new light brand called Lampari. The beautiful lamps discovered Maison&Objet Paris for the first time this year!

    We headed north to Aix-en-Provence for our last stop to see designers Vincent Dauphin and Pierre Violet, currently collaborating on their exhibition Spacy Fair that will take place this May in Geneva for online gallery Antedman.

    All exclusive information in the timeline below.

    *In Time: Interviews conducted and words by Erin Tallman; selection of designers by content expert Pierre Franco; portrait photos by AMWade Photography for ArchiExpo e-mag. Certain interviews can be caught on our Soundcloud channel.


    About the Author

    Erin Tallman is a journalist and the Editor in Chief for ArchiExpo e-magazine. She contributes to other online publications and, as an author, has already published her first novel.

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