Who are the young stars of the new design scene ?

Every year, architecture and interior design professionals, draw inspiration from various unmissable events.  From Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week to the Toulon and Hyères Design Parades, these events allow us to discover the designers to follow.

Les Manufactures Février, whose collections continue to expand with renowned designers, are determined to stay on top of future talents who will be creating a buzz over the next few years.

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Designers focused on organic and comfort

The latest trend is a return to organic and raw materials which seek to improve daily life. The Design Parade witnessed the emergence of new talents moving in that direction (of the 10 designers selected by a jury chaired by Pierre Yovanovitch). The international festival dedicated to interior design took place in Toulon and Hyères, from 29 June to 1 July 2018. The Portuguese designer Sara de Campos – from a family of winemakers – won the Design Parade Grand Prix of the city of Hyères for Uva, designed to facilitate the practice of hand picking.

The latest trend is a return to organic and raw materials which seek to improve daily life. The Design Parade witnessed the emergence of new talents moving in that direction (of the 10 designers selected by a jury chaired by Pierre Yovanovitch). The international festival dedicated to interior design took place in Toulon and Hyères, from 29 June to 1 July 2018. The Portuguese designer Sara de Campos – from a family of winemakers – won the Design Parade Grand Prix of the city of Hyères for Uva, designed to facilitate the practice of hand picking.

Talents which blend craft and new technologies

Since 1995, the international salon Maison & Objet sets the tone as far as the trends of today and tomorrow and reveals the most promising designers. For its septembre 2018 edition, the designer of the year was Ramy Fischler. The Belgian designer– from the Parisian School of Design ENSCI and with Patrick Jouin – works on pieces of furniture as well as hybrid objets and architectural projets such as the refurbishment of the Twitter headquarters in France.

Reconciling traditional and modern design, savoir-faire and engineering is also the challenge Les Manufacture Février has set out for itself and is reflected in the recent participation in the Dubaï Design Week alongside designer Marc Ange

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For its next edition in January 2019, the German designer Sebastian Herkner will defend his  vision of design, a perfect blend of tradition, new technologies and craft. With a diploma from The Art and Design University of Offenbach, he will present his latest creations including the Bell (ClassiCon)table, composed of a copper and metal top placed on a hand-blown glass base.

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Maison&Objet also highlighted the rising stars of Lebanese design: Carla Baz, Le Studio Caramel (Karl Chucri and Rami Boushdid), Marc Dibeh, Carlo Massoud, Anastasia Nysten as well as Paola Sakr. The seven finalists of the Rising Talent Awards 2018 all had one thing in common: the representation of Lebanese savoir faire.

Creators showcase nature in the home

The Paris Design Week took place from 6 to 15 September 2018. Like every year, it celebrates design in all its forms throughout the capital. On this occassion, the Rado Star Prize was held. The theme of the sixth edition of the competition was "Design inspired be nature". Jean-Baptiste Durand won over the jury with his lamp project entitled Brume. The object was composed of a transparent vase containing water which transforms into a faint halo of light-permeated mist. Visitors praised Ihor Skrypnyk by giving him the People’s Choice Award for his Moon lampes which capture the different phases of the Moon.

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