Renowned the world over for its timeless and pure design, as well as for its capacity to innovate Gaggenau has been reinventing the home kitchen for 300 years now. The philosophy ‘less is more’ underlies all that they do have done in the past and continue to do, as Sven Baacke, Design Director points out: 'The beauty of our products comes from a desire to reduce their form to the barest essentials'.
Silvera Kids is a concept entirely devoted to children. From newborn to adolescent bed- rooms, Silvera Kids offers a large variety of design products to decorate bedrooms including changing tables and crib bedding, lamps and rugs, functional and aesthetic storage and chil- dren’s desks – furniture, accessories and lighting for children of all ages that inspire dreams, self expression and play. If one is looking for an original gift or one has a bedroom to decorate, this is the place.
The Sentou galaxy has enlarged in september 2013 with a fourth Parisian boutique, this time in the heart of the 17th arrondissement. Pierre Romanet, the master of ceremonies and founder of the gallery that has become a label in its own right, proposes his vision of design and art of living in a space of 200 sqm.
Astéri Ternes spreads over three oors devoted to designer lighting, practical lighting and prestige lighting. A darkened room in which each lamp can be lit individually is like a sort of jewellery box displaying the most important items to their best advantage. A huge selection of lights from over 70 manufacturers includes items by Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Swarovski, Moooi, Tom Dixon, Brand Van Egmond and Windfall among others.
By giving space to brands that get little exposure and revealing new talents, Blou has been the Batignolles district’s concept store since 2010. Four years later and faithful to its princi- ples of working as much as possible with envi- ronmentally friendly brands, Blou has opened a second Showroom En.
Like a glass cube that occupies the rst two oors of an environmentally responsible build- ing, Coretta is almost an over ow of the nearby Martin Luther King park. It therefore comes as no surprise that the chef Jean-François Pantaleon’s restaurant sets out to reproduce a forest-like atmosphere.
After the rue des Vinaigriers, Kann Design has opened a second boutique this time in the up and coming Batignolles district. Houssam Kanaan specialises in copies of vintage furniture that he has made in a family business in Lebanon. The 40 sqm boutique shows a selection of small scale furniture from the 1950’s, including tables, sofas and armchairs.
After the macaroon, the éclair and the choux pastry, make way for the meringue and its designated temple, the Meringaie. Designed by the Desdoigts & Associates agency, the Meringaie is a place of sharing says the home page of its website, but once inside the Meringaie there is no question of sharing one’s meringue with anyone whatsoever. Whether one like’s it crisp or soft, this is a totally personal indulgence topped with whipped cream and seasonal fruit.