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Is your inner interior designer looking for some inspiration? You’ll find it at
the Artefacto Design House, an innovative design concept showcased in
Artefacto’s window displays at their The Village of Merrick Park location.
Eleven Miami-based designers will create vignettes of living rooms, patios,
bedrooms and more, using Artefacto’s cool, internationalist pieces. The
showcase debuted in July and will run for 11 months; 4440 Ponce de Leon
Blvd., Ste. 1600; Coral Gables; 305.774.0004, Artefacto.com.
What’s even cooler than ultra-
modernist furniture? Ultra-
modernist furniture that glows!
Designed by Karim Rashid for
Spanish avant-garde brand
Vondom, the Doux Collection is
manufactured using a rotational molding technique and is available in bright
colors or in an even-brighter LED version. Several of the pieces are also multi-
functional…for example, the table also functions as an ice chest or flower pot.
And did we mention it glows?; Vondom.com.
When choosing the right
palette for a space in your
home, remember the power
of color to affect mood. Who
wants a depressing shade in
the office, or a seductive hue
in the bathroom?
22 Yellow Study
Use yellow in your office or den.
This sunny shade has been shown
to increase the ability to make and
recall memories. It also causes a slight
increase in blood pressure, giving you
a subtle energy kick.
Born in 1974 in Mende, Lozère, France, to a mother who
was an art teacher and a father who was a sculptor, Noé
Duchaufour-Lawrance was immersed in the art world
from a very early age. At 13, he already knew what he
wanted to do, and today he is one of the most in-demand
designers of our time. He has followed an unconventional
career path, but one he sought out deliberately. After two
years studying metal sculpture at the Olivier de Serres
School of Art & Design, he went on to study furniture
at ENSAD (National College of Decorative Arts) in Paris.
Some great names have inspired him, initially Ron Arad,
since he redefined the world of design. Then there was
Philippe Starck, who he could not help but be aware of.
Later on, he discovered Carlo Molino, Nogushi, Fin Juhl,
Eames, Georges Nelson and others. Since 2000, he has
received numerous highly prestigious commissions. His
first noteworthy achievement was Sketch Restaurant in
London. He also won a “Best Design” award from Time
Out and Hotel & Restaurant in 2003. This was followed
quickly by the Libre Sens cognac bar in Paris and 3rd
Culture Imperial Hotel Ginza in Tokyo. In addition, he
designed the Dessous Chics table for Zanotta in 2005;
the Tad Concept Store in Milan; the redesign of the
Sénéquier brasserie in Saint-Tropez in 2007; and light
fixtures for Baccarat in 2007. He was named “Creator of
the Year, 2007” by the home décor trade show Maison &
Objets-Scènes d’intérieur (Paris). Since then, he’s been
unstoppable, working on perfumes, for Air France, and
for a brand of champagne. For the 2010 collection, Noé
Duchaufour-Lawrance introduces Ottoman, Interstice,
Meida and Salam, all available at Ligne Roset Miami
in the Design District; 160 NE 40th St.; 305.576.4662;
LignetRosetMiami.com. Does deciding how to stick with
that diet stress you out? Go green in
the kitchen. This calming color can
help reduce your food anxieties and
helps create a relaxing, soothing
atmosphere. A respected designer on a global scale,
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance believes there
are emotional links woven between people,
spaces and objects. He works on projects
varying in size from the very smallest to
those on the grandest scale.
Want help getting motivated on that
darn elliptical? For starters, give your
exercise space a splash of orange. This
energizing tone is a great way to help
kick-start your excitement, enthusiasm
and exercise routine.