Charged: Troika

Previewing the London collective's installation in Seoul, "Persistent Illusions"

Founded by three friends upon graduating from Londons Royal College of Art in 2003, Troika is a collective and Cool Hunting favorite whose work continues to forge new ground in art. Installing site-specific projects everywhere from Mexico City to Brussels to Seoul, the founding members Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel have offered their interdisciplinary vision to audiences via books, public spaces, museums and …

Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus

The prolific Czech design duo on influences, inspirations and combining function with form

Having met while studying at The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague several years ago, Jan Plech and Henry Wielgus now work together on various kinds of projects including furniture, lighting, product and interior design. But being in the heart of Europe doesn’t mean it’s all easy breezy, “Prague is a really nice cityeverybody wants to travel herebut for design business it’s not …

Seating at Maison et Objet 2013

Plush, rump-ready seating options seen at Maison et Objet

A perennial delight, Maison et Objet can also be an exhausting experience. Miles and miles of high design leave you craving nothing more than a frumpy pillow bed to slump down on. As part of our coverage from Maison et Objet 2013, here are a few highlights that show off the softer side of the Parisian design fair. CO9 Lounge Rabbit Back in 1998, irreverent …