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Original creations, an obsession with the perfect cut, the quest for the most magnificent fabrics.
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by Morgane Sezalory
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Studio KO has just revealed the first designs for the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco, a new complex entirely dedicated to the legendary French designer and his work. Situated in Marrakesh, the establishment will house part of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Paris collection.
Headed by Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, the French architecture firm already has some serious leisure and fashion credentials under its belt – they are also behind works such as the Chiltern Firehouse in London and the Balmain boutique in New York.
The team has had an office in Morocco for 15 years. They had worked privately for Pierre Bergé (co-founder of YSL fashion house and President of the Fondation PB-YSL) in Tangier in the past – an event which led to this commission. ‘It came that, as young architects in Paris, we had an opportunity to get in touch with great clients there in Morocco, where expectations were huge and competitors few,’ they say. ‘It all started with the Hermès(family), the Agnellis, then Pierre Bergé.’... /...Read more Wallpaper
More about KO on the blog
More about KO on the blog
Karl Fournier et Olivier Marty
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Carré Alchemique No 1
Celestial Alphabet of The Southern Hemisphere is the first scarf in the Peau de Chagrin Carrés Alchimiques series and the second Peau de Chagrin object. It is made entirely in Lyon by an artisanal silk manufacturer, Maison Marc Rozier, founded in 1890.
The scarf takes its inspiration from a 17th century drawing by Jacques Gaffarel, a noted scholar and astrologer of Cardinal Richelieu. This particular image uses Kabbalistic text to map the constellations visible from the Southern Hemisphere during his lifetime. The drawing appears in the 1650 edition of Curiosités Inouyes Sur la Sculpture Talysmanique des Persians: Horoscopes des Patriarches et Lecture des Estoiles. Translated as: Unheard of Curiosities Concerning the Talismanic Sculptures of the Persians, The Horoscope of the Patriarchs, and Readings of the Stars. This ancient book is currently held at Middle Temple Library in London in its original state.
The hand-stitched scarf, which measures 120cm x 120cm, is made in crêpe de chine. Each scarf or ‘carré’ is screen-printed using the traditional ‘Impression à la Lyonnaise' by the Marc Rozier workshops. The company, established in Lyon in the 19th century, continues to champion and develop time-honoured Lyonnaise techniques of silk making. These values resonate strongly with Peau de Chagrin.
Like all Peau de Chagrin objects, the scarf is a limited edition of 100.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
120 years ago it was an indoor greenhouse for growing koji seeds, a key ingredient in sake as well as miso and soy sauce. Now, thanks to a small group of friends, it’s been beautifully renovated into the Kyoto Moyashi House. Whether you’re looking for an authentic place to stay or to host an off-site seminar, the large Machiya can serve as a unique backdrop.
More Via spoon-tamago.com