Maison & Objet 2015: be-poles’ L’Article Collection

The typography-loving French studio makes everyday items appealing

Graphic design studio be-poles—founded in 2000 by architect Antoine Ricardou and with offices in Paris and New York—has worked with the likes of Colette, Diptyque and The Nomad Hotel, among many others. And, like many creative companies, the studio has evolved into a multi-disciplinary endeavor and now has its own product line. It all started eight years ago, when be-poles first branched out into product …

Chamber’s Capsule Collection #3: Atalaya

Wood-working meets performance art, with rustic furniture as the final product

With an array of tools, Nicolás Aracena Müller stands just beyond the windows of design boutique Chamber in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. There, while the gallery space is open to visitors and passers-by, the Chilean architect and carpenter has been crafting inspired stools and benches from reclaimed wood, for all to see. With a view in mind to lift the mystery behind Aracena Müller’s beautiful process, …

LaSelva Studio

Material juxtaposition in two furniture pieces by a pair of young Spanish designers

Exploring the satisfying contrast between powder-coated metal and raw or lacquered wood, young Spanish design studio LaSelva highlighted their petite collection of mixed material furniture at this year’s Feria Habitat Valencia. On view at the Nude platform, the new range includes a Gossip floor lamp and Supernova tables. Named for the act of leaning in to hear some secretive words, the hooded Gossip lamp can …