Japanese publishing house Edition Paumes is releasing a new book on the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko this month. They visited Marimekko factory, stores and the homes and studios of the designers behind the brand. Is is a compilation of colourful prints, pattern, fabrics and home products. This book is on my wish list!
I am so excited to share with you some images of the project I have been working on since last January. I had a fantastic opportunity to work with Outsign architects in Paris to design a unique art piece for the newly refurbish Italie Deux shopping centre in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The commissioned work was to design a permanent three meters diameter map of the South East of Paris to be featured on the floor of the shopping centre.
I started to do a lot of research, to draw landmarks and quirky details of the Parisian landscape. It was a real pleasure to design this map and to work on this scale.
The challenge was to excecute this large map as my papercut map series so we decided to laser cut the design onto a 3 meters diameter circle of polished metal.
The disk had to be sectioned in two parts as it was too big for the machine to cut in one piece. Cutting the design with a powerful laser cut machine took more than 4 weeks. It was filled by hand (with a seringe!) with a heated resin that would become hard when dried. This was the most difficult part of the job as the map had a lot of details!
The map can been seen at Italie Deux, Place d'Italie. It is located on the ground floor entrance near La Fnac.
The children have started school this morning. They were excited to see their friends again, but it was so difficult to wake up early at 7am. During the Summer we all went to bed late and never woke up before 10am!
I am also happy to be back in my studio to get working on new projects. First off, I'm very keen to re-organise my studio space and to find a way to display some objets that I have randomly put on a corner of a shelf. Last night I was on Pinterest to look for some inspiration. I like this idea of recycling wine wooden boxes, paint them and display all the things I treasure...