CH Omakase 2017: Walter & Moretti Shade Lamp

A first edition of 15, made in France, from a company reborn

CH founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten found an original Shade lamp in Stockholm in 2000. They tried for years to learn more about the brand, which produced a small number of objects in limited quantities between 1968 and 1973. Fast forward many years and a coincidental encounter with Olivier Oksman—the current owner of and designer at Walter & Moretti—resulted in a collaboration. Together, for …

Baise en Ville Skateboards

Well-designed, easy-to-carry boards produced in France

We met up with Laurent Pierre and Anne Isimat-Mirin during Paris Design Week, during which the duo launched their Baise en Ville Skateboards campaign on Kickstarter. The term “baise en ville” is slang frequently used for a small overnight bag (to hold a toothbrush, underwear, condoms, etc) carried by those seeking to have a fun night out. The name directly reflects the skateboarding brand’s mission. …

Devialet Phantom Speaker Turns (Rose) Gold

The all-in-one engineering marvel gets a powerful upgrade to 4000 watts

Despite its innocuous, small egg shape, the powerful all-in-one Phantom speaker from French audiophiles Devialet is an incredible engineering feat to be proud of (they hold 102 patents as proof). During our in-person demo of the product, the Phantom had our hair blowing back with its impactful bass and volume, furiously quivering symmetric woofers, and no vibration on our glass table. The speaker made its …