08/10/2015

The Molière. Such chic.

There was champagne, witty or lighthearted conversations, there was style and elegance.

The setting was absolutely impeccable and decorated with perfect Astier de Villatte good taste.

And there were dancers from the Moulin Rouge to add some pepper.

We had a great time with our friends at Astier de Villatte, proudly showing off our new kilims.

The perfect place, absolutely. Some things are made to be together.

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25/04/2015

Total look Tourquoise

 

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24/04/2015

Subtle

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200×240 cm or as you lik it

Available at

Bordeaux
B1F 1-10-4 Nishi-Shinsaibashi
Chuo-ku Osaka city
5420086 OSAKA
 
+81 9056648614
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21/04/2015

From tree to planter

 

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At first a tree.

Then Vincent strips the bark from a Mutuba tree in the countryside nearby Masaka, off Lake Victoria in Uganda and pounds it with his father using a wooden mallet, under a banana leaf shack.

The children watch them as they work on the bark for hours, chatting and singing sometimes to the rhythm of the pounding.

That is how they will learn to work on the bark, the same way it has been done for centuries.

Po! Paris found a way to make it look like leather, lined with washable fabric and made planters in their workshop in Uganda.

20x20x22 cm

30x30x28 cm

50x50x28 cm

Available soon

Menno Kroon BV

Cornelis Schiystraat 11
1071 JC AMSTERDAM
The Netherlands
tel +31 20 679 19 50
winkel@mennokroon.nl

 

14/03/2015

Maison et Jardins – March April, industrial is not over

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14/10/2014

World leaders

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14/09/2014

New weaving, large cushion

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28/07/2014

The long journey of the ant to the CENTQUATRE (Paris 19e)

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Starring Milingone chair
Availabilities on : http://www.po-paris.com/blog/catalogs/stock%20chairs%20web.pdf

Have a look behind the scenes on Facebook : facebook.com/PoParisDesign

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18/07/2014

Denial and chairs

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Denial: the word is unheard of in the Balkans.

If you happen to mention it, the listener goes dumb “Eh?”

It’s not easy to deal with ancient practices. They are rooted in the minds of both simple and sophisticated people. In some intellectual circles they are defined as being part of a greater scheme often tagged as “culture”.

Those who practice denial regularly, following ancient habits, rarely know they are acting though cultural schemes. In fact they have know idea what this is all about.

Nor do we as a matter of fact.

When Edmond appears, he is wearing a Greek expression. Or at least, an expression on masks used in the theatres of Ancient Greek.

Edmond stands contemplating a large pile of car bonnets in his yard, hoping someone will start the talking about the Blue Alfa Romeo he had to dismantle to make a chair. Edmond has his nostalgic moments.

 

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His face has been around the Balkans for thousands of years. No one knows exactly what the expression stands for, but it generally draws respect.

Of course Edmond would deny that his face has anything to do with Greece, and with him a long list of ancestors. And ancestors are important in the Balkans.

Denying the very existence of a nation, as it is for example in Macedonia’s case, is a fact only some bureaucrats in Brussels could come up to terms with, renaming a territory so not to offend the ashes of Alexander the great and it’s legacy, and, at the same time, satisfying Greek national pride .

While Greece denies the very existence of Macedonia, Macedonians deny the existence of the ethnic Albanians living on it’s territory. And they, in turn, deny the very notion that there is a problem at all. After all, they argue, Macedonia is part of Albania, as much of Montenegro and Greece. According to a number of respected experts in classical literature, even the Roman Empire was fundamentally Albanian.

“Why  do you say I am late? I am here, and there are your chairs”

“Some of my customers have been waiting six months…”

“You people keep talking of the past. It has been raining, you know perfectly well how things work here, now the sun is shining and the chairs are there”

Logic. Strict logic, with a touch of Balkan wisdom.

We have the chairs. There is no denying that.

And meanwhile, a large number of those chairs has left Paris for Abc New York.

Po Paris

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17/07/2014

Onda rossa!

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No more red Ferraris left in the balkans.

Fresh out of the workshop,  make your pick.

Refer to contact sheet below

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