Here, the art of living is given pride of place. Artists' portraits, contemporary furnishings, decorative items, beauty products and restaurants meet everypossible desire.
In a gem-like flacon, the new Soleil Vibrant “eau de parfum” from Lalique is a fruity elixir giving precedence to bergamot, pear and ginger, with a heart of jasmine and vanilla. The result is sensual skin caressed by the rays of the sun. (122 €/ 100 ml). www.lalique.fr
In collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Italian design brand Gufram has produced limited editions of the artist’s Cactus® sculpture on a human scale, available in vibrant colours : fuchsia, yellow and blue. Made with the help of an original mould of 1972, each cactus sculpted by craftsmen is unique (99 pieces per colour). www.gufram.it
On the occasion of the international Watches & Wonders trade-fair, Hublot and artist Takashi Murakami presented two digital NFT works inspired by Takashi Murakami Classic Fusion watches. A field of expression in which Hublot can be credited as a pioneer in the watchmaking world, digital art now seems to form an integral part of contemporary art. Collectors be warned ! www.hublot.com
It all began in 1990 with an idea for a turning ring. Since then, the iconic “Possession” collection has continued to grow. This spring, numerous colourful rings, bracelets, necklaces and ear-rings enrich this mixed line, always playfully centered around a gem in movement. www.piaget.com
For the first time in Paris, watchmaker Patek Philippe is exhibiting its “Haut Artisanat 2022” collection comprised of about 60 timepieces of excellent craftsmanship, including three unique and exceptional pieces specially created for the event. These pocket watches with hand-engraved backs pay homage to the Universal Exhibitions in Paris. Jusqu’au 22 mai 2022.
The Giacometti Institute has given a free hand to Douglas Gordon, a leading figure on the contemporary art scene. This multi-disciplinary artist works on the distortion of time in videos, but also in drawings and sculpture. For this exhibition entitled “The Morning After”, he produced a series of original works presented in relation to drawings and sculptures by the Master, Giacometti, and shedding new light on them. Jusqu’au 12 juin. Fondation Giacometti – Institut. 5, rue Victor Schoelcher, Paris 14e. institute-giacometti.fr
As for this sumptuous holiday residence on the Côte d’Azur, photographed by Hugues Lagarde, the interior decor of your second home can be orchestrated from A to Z by the teams of Bel Œil, whose showrooms are located in Nice, Cannes and Monaco. Under the supervision of interior architect Pascal Le Corff of the Mandala Architecture Intérieure agency, Bel Œil has created light and airy atmospheres, elegant, inviting and casual, calling on the finest international names in design and equipment, both indoors and out. www.bel-œil.com
The famous Parisian workshops of Pinel & Pinel reject the superfluous in their latest offering : the Patti Mini. In four sizes, this little bag is characterized by classic lines, conveying the DNA of this chic brand to perfection. Just 13 cm tall, it will be the perfect companion for your evenings. À partir de 1.800 €. www.pineletpinel.com
This spring, the Château La Coste near Aix-en-Provence has inaugurated a new pavilion designed by the great Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer. Developed from 2010 to 2013, the project is the last to have been completed by the master of modern architecture and his last gift to France, a country he cherished. Set in the midst of a vineyard, this pavilion all in curves plays host to exhibition space and an auditorium. Well worth a visit. 2 740, Route de la Cride. Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade. www.château-la-coste.com.
What connection could there be between a table and a railway carriage ? A question answered by Roche Bobois : wood ! The new “Aurea” collection of outdoor furniture is made from planks of solid oak from the floors of old carriages. They have been dismantled and cleaned with no use of chemical products, to provide a new raw material to supply Roche Bobois workshops. 3.150 € la table. www.roche-bobois.com
Available in a limited series, until December and solely from the Repossi boutique in Monte-Carlo, the Chromatic Berbère Ocean ring in rose gold and blue lacquer was unveiled in the Principality during Monaco Ocean Week in March. Proceeds from its sales will go to the Prince Pierre Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in support of its actions to protect our seas and oceans. 3.000 €. www.repossi.com
Symbols of life and prosperity, ears of wheat delicately adorn this secret watch in yellow gold set with diamonds. Offering volume and painstaking work on gold, the watch also stands out for its delicate details. Through the openworked cover, one can see an aventurine dial, sparkling in the light. 75.800 €. www.chaumet.com
Chloé has unveiled its new “eaux de parfum” for women, giving a place of honour to flowers. Chloé invited renowned perfumers to come up with an exclusive creation inspired by their favourite plant or flower. The collection is thus presented like a florist’s bouquet. Its fragrances are designed to blend together in a play on multiple combinations. (211 €/ 150 ml). www.chloe.com
Launched on March 20th, International Day of Happiness, the new campaign signed Fred invites us to celebrate minor and major events in life with someone special. New designs also make their appearance in the iconic collections Force 10, Chance Infinie, Pretty Woman and Par Amour. www.fred.com
Founded by architect and decorator Kim Layani, the high-end brand of home furnishings, Coppery Design, has just inaugurated a superb showroom in Paris. Here you will find a collection of furniture made of noble materials in unprecedented forms and bright colours. The designer’s wish ? That each piece should resemble a work of art. www.coppery-architecture.com
What an amazing olfactory project! Lamborghini Automobili has joined up with Culti Milano to produce an elegant range of home fragrances. Unfurling zestful notes of citrus fruits enrobed with cedar and sandalwoood, this collection comprised of candles and air fresheners is available through the on-line channels of Culti Milano and Lamborghini. www.lamborgininistore.com et www.culti.com
The outstanding architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926) was one of the Masters of Art Nouveau. Known worldwide for his unfinished Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the artist continues to fascinate almost 100 years after his death. For the first time in 50 years, a wide-ranging exhibition is being dedicated to him in France, at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. A good number of his furniture designs will be on display, together with his architectural projects. Du 12 avril au 17 juillet. www.musee-orsay.fr
Master perfume-maker in Grasse, M. Micallef has dressed up its cult fragrance “Ylang in Gold” for a special edition. The new flacon in matt white lacquer is adorned with real 24-carat gold leaves, applied by hand in the firm’s art studios. Brimming with sunshine, this very feminine “eau de parfum” is based on vanilla, citrus fruit, coconut and, of course, exotic ylang-ylang. 225 €. www.parfumsmicallef.com
For its new sun collection, the jeweller has enlisted top-model Kendall Jenner. Shot in the South of France, the summer campaign blends the dynamic silhouette of Kendall Jenner, the infinite blue of Riviera scenery, and modern creations signed Valérie Messika in gold, diamonds, turquoise and lapis lazuli. www.messika.com
Designer Fabrice Berrux has just won the French Design 100 Prize for his artistic “Anémone” coat stand marketed by Bonaldo. Opening outwards from a solid trunk, this coat stand available in several different shades is made of coloured polyethylene or entirely covered in fabric. 1.236 €. www.bonaldo.com