PIERRE AUGUSTIN ROSE

 

Pierre Augustin Rose is an association of styles belonging to three singular personalities; Pierre Bénard, Augustin Deleuze and Nina Rose.

Today the collection is presented in their gallery located 8 Rue Hérold, next to the prestigious Place des Victoires in the 1st Arrondissement.

With the current emphasis on timelessness, Pierre Augustin Rose seduces interior designers, as well as some of the most refined individuals all around the world- those interested in reinventing, magnifying their homes and offices.

It all began roughly 2 years ago, when two antique dealers; Pierre Bénard and Augustin Deleuze, crossed paths. 

The need turned into a necessity to create after the introduction of Nina Rose. Her interest and perfect knowledge of the the finest and most competent craftsmen, was key to explore the ideas and create a complete line of XXI st century furniture. They founded a company with the ambition of becoming ambassadors of French refinement on an international scale.

An immoderate love for singular places, a perpetually curious view on furniture and heritage of the great names of the XXth century- that is the key to the creative wealth of the young maison Pierre Augustin Rose.

Simple lines is what would best define the way the collection reveals itself, often with a very innovative design that doesn’t collide with the classics of refined furniture. The talent of these designers hides behind their enlightened eyes as antique dealers, from which they allow the past to communicate with the contemporary pieces they create.  

 

INDIA MAHDAVI

 


Architect and designer, India Mahdavi is based in Paris.

Mahdavi graduated in architecture (DPLG - Paris), industrial design (Copper Union, NYC), graphic design (School of Visual Arts, NYC) and furniture design (Parson’s NYC). Mahdavi was born in Tehran to an Egyptian mother and an Iranian father. She shared her childhood between Cambridge (Massachusetts), Heidelberg (Germany), Vence and Paris. Her studio, created in 1999, is known for the diversity of its international projects which explore the fields of architecture, interior design, scenography, furniture and object design.

Her expanding success lead to Mahdavi working in contribution with Maja Hoffmann. Mahdavi’s holistic design sense is embodied in her use of colour, inspired by art and her environment, specifically, abstract prints and figurative motifs with pop accents reminicent of Las Cases, and her use of polychrome is influenced by cinema from her childhood. She made her professional debut with Christian Liaigre, of which she became the artistic director from 1990 to 1997. In 1999, she opened her own studio of creation, rue Las Cases in Paris. In 2003, she launched her first collection of furniture and inaugurated her showroom, 3 rue Las Cases. In 2012, she opened her “Petits Objets” shop, 19 rue Las Cases, a place to promote a palette of traditional craftsmanship and ancestral techniques as well as a “signature” colour chart.

 

LA MANUFACTURE COGOLIN

 


A best-kept secret among today’s most sophisticated clients in search of exceptional craftsmanship and tradition, La Manufacture Cogolin has produced rugs of unrivaled elegance, hand-knotted or woven by local craftswomen on 19th Century looms in a small village near Saint-Tropez since 1924.

In 1928 visionary textile engineer Jean Lauer purchased the workshop that would become La Manufacture Cogolin. To the Manufacture’s production of hand-knotted rugs, Lauer added 19th Century Jacquard hand-weaving looms, which are still in use today. Each Cogolin rug was knotted or woven by local craftswomen whose skill, combined with Lauer’s groundbreaking innovations, helped propel the brand to international renown by the 1930s. Lauer’s expertise quickly made him a widely sought-after collaborator with many of Europe’s finest designers, such as Jules Leleu, Christian Bérard, Jean-Michel Frank, Sir David Hicks and even the artist Jean Cocteau.

The heir of an enduring cultural legacy, La Manufacture Cogolin and its talented artisans draw on the heritage of the past and innovations of the present. Its floral and geometric high-relief patterns and colourful palette remain as recognisable as ever, decorating palaces, embassies, luxurious residences and yachts around the world.

Each Cogolin rug is a unique piece crafted by artisans with exceptional expertise. Our handlooms, equipped with Jacquard mechanisms, date from the 1880s. The Jacquard mechanism, created in 1801, combines needles, cylinders and punch-cards which function like sheet music, guiding hooks that raise threads according to the placement of holes in the cards to create textured designs and elaborate patterns.

 

MABEO FURNITURE

 

 Peter Mabeo is the founder of Mabeo in Botswana, Africa.

In 2006, following 10 years of making bespoke furniture for commercial customers in Botswana, he took initial steps towards creating a brand that would be the basis of realizing his aspirations of making interesting products in a meaningful way with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, design, sustainability, culture and people.

Under his direction, Mabeo furniture has ongoing collaborations with some of the most renowned international designers such as Calesson Koivisto Rune, Garth Roberts, Luca Nichetto, Patty Johnson, Patricia Urquiola and Studio Noi; as well as participation in highly regarded international design events such as Design Weeks of, Milan, London, Stockholm and at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York; where they have been honored with awards, such as Best Craftsmanship and Best Furniture. Mabeo products have received coverage in well-respected international publications including Elle Decor, Wallpaper, New York Times, Fast Company.

Based on his approach and achievements, Peter Mabeo has been invited to speak at international events and conferences, both in the areas of design as well as on development. He is also an advocate of development of good design as an effective tool for economic development, cultural relevance and self-expression, in the context of the rapid urbanization taking place in Botswana and on the African continent as a whole. As a result, ongoing relationships have developed with like-minded individuals and organizations such as Botswana International Trade Centre, United States Trade Hub, University of Botswana, Swedish Trade Council, various NGO’s, environmental sustainability organizations and small cooperatives.

 

TRENT JANSEN

 

 Trent Jansen is a designer based in Australia, as well as a Lecturer in Art & Design.

Trent lectures the University of New South Wales and holds workshops at various educational institutions in Australia and abroad.

Trent gained his PhD from the University of Wollongong under renowned Australian art historian Ian McLean, and his Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney, spending a portion of his undergraduate degree in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

After a period working under Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, Trent returned to Australia to set up a design studio in Sydney, before moving his practice to Thirroul on the New South Wales South Coast.

Trent Jansen applies his method of Design Anthropology to the design of products and furniture for manufacturers including Moooi, DesignByThem and Tait.

 

GABRIELE CORNI

 


 Corni’s vast and impressive artistic portfolio; inclusive of oil painting, metal work, and sculpting; showcases his incredible perspective and flare which set him apart in the field of photography. His post production digital painting technique, homage to his original training in painting, enables him to enhance the plasticity of shape.

In addition to his career as an advertising photographer, he continues his artistic research by focussing on the human body. In "Adoperabili" (2009) he explores the female body as an object, while in the ongoing "Apnea" project, a series of portraits in water, the submerged human body becomes a metaphor for the apneas of everyday life.

Corni's images lead to many levels of sensory and intellectual investigation.

Works in the "Adoperabili" series have been purchased by the Boghossioan Foundation in Brussels. With "Apnea", he received the honorable mention at Codice MIA in 2016.