During the latest edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, french company Moustache has launched a new collection of furnitures and objects designed by regular designers François Azambourg, Inga Sempé, Big-Game, Ionna Vautrin, Benjamin Graindorge, Sébastien Cordoléani, Dylan Martorell and has revealed the firsts products issued from their new collaborations with Bertjan Pot, Constance Guisset and Jean-Baptiste Fastrez.
Here is a sneak peek of my favorites from the new September 2013 collection.
Quadrille chair – François Azambourg
The Quadrille chair and the Gavotte armchair by François Azambourg are updated versions of his now classical tripod chair, the Petite Gigue. Like their predecessor, the Quadrille chair and the Gavotte armchair are based on the construction principle known as hard chine used for small sailing dinghies such as the Fireball.
The manufacture of these chairs requires both cabinet-making and shipbuilding skills.
This range composed of the Petite Gigue and Quadrille chairs and the Gavotte armchair, takes the names of three popular dances in Europe.
Each chair is available in natural or lacquered ash.
Parade vase – Jean-Baptiste Fastrez
The Parade vase by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez organises and articulates blown glass parts and a wooden spindle. They are fastened together by nylon industrial wing nuts.
To be suspended or placed on a piece of furniture, the Parade vase forms a bunch of spherical or oblong containers and expresses in its own right the bases of a work statement: combine industrial and craft techniques and update the outdated industrial ideal, “an object for all”, for a more adapted contemporary ideal, “an object for everyone”.
The research studies for this project were conducted at the CIRVA during the 7th edition of the Design Parade festival at Villa Noailles, Hyères (France), in 2012.
Ooga Booga coat hanger – Bertjan Pot
Ooga Booga, Frik Frak and Pierre could have been the artistic creations of an archaic nonliterate society if they had not come across Bertjan Pot, who gave them a function. Tribal arts, witchcraft and drolleries underlie this series of 3 masks to which Bertjan Pot simply seems to have added the traditional function of coat hanger.
Chantilly lamps – Constance Guisset
The Chantilly lamps by Constance Guisset create complex volumes based on a highly simple yet ingenious system of folds.
Delivered flat, the lampshade takes shape in the single closure movement required to assemble it.
Small, large or to be suspended, the Chantilly lamps follow the delicious movement of the icemaker’s siphon and enhance it through the use of subtle colours, fold by fold.
Moto walllamps – Jean-Baptiste Fastrez
The Moto wall light designed by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez revisits the aesthetic codes of motorcycle equipment vendors. Hieratic, ultra-reflective, producing numerous optical effects, when lit it diffuses slightly coloured light through its translucent visor. The Moto wall light is available in 4 colours. It can be connected to a wall power outlet or plugged directly into a socket.
Photos © Claire Lavabre