October 25th-27th I felt lucky to visit and photography the iconicl Hôtel Vernet in Paris. The hotel is located in the 8th arrondissement close to Arc de Triomphe, Avenue George V., Grand Palais and Chailot museums. The once traditional Hôtel Vernet has been transformed by Paris based architect Francois Champsaur into a sleek new 50-room boutique hotel. Housed in a post Hausmann building that dates from 1917, the exterior is the embodiment of Parisian charm, which complements the fresh modernity that lies within. I really felt at home met by the kind and helpsome staff in the reception. The hotel has a comfortable lounge bar, an excellent modern restaurant and the generously sized bedrooms mix natural wood, colouful throws and jazzy bathrooms. The beautiful furnitured bedroom really made me feel for spending a relaxing time in this gorgeous hotel. All design interior has obviously been carefully choosen for this gorgeopus hotel. The spectacular restaurant has a breathtaking glass dome designed by civil engineerGustave Eiffel a century ago.
Hôtel Vernet, 25 Rue Vernet, 75008 Paris
Sponsored by Hotel Panache, Paris
October 27th-29th I had the great pleasure to visit and photography the stylish boutique Hotel Panche in Paris. The hotel is dressing in the corner of rue Faubour Montmartre and rue Geoffroy Marie in the heart of the 9th district in Paris. The hotels is not far away from the Grands Boulevards, theaters everywhere, lovely restaurants and almost neighbor to the beautiful Montmartre with a stunning view over the French capital.
I felt very comfortable and cozy staying at this unique hotel with a very playful modern design interior, a touch of Art Nouveau and so many carefully choosen retro details everywhere. A gorgeous lobby area where I was enjoying my afternoon tea while sitting in the rust plush coaches feeling the cozy atmosphere. The hotel is designed by the French interior designer Dorothee Meilichzon.
I had the most delicious and healthy breakfast at David Lanher’s adjacent restaurant. Likewise I had a fabulous dinner in ditto restaurant with localy sourced food at affordable prices. I can warmly recommend to try it.
Hotel Panache, 1 rue Geoffroy-marie, 7000 Paris
Sponsored by Fredericia Furniture
I recently had the great plaesure to try, style and photography the functional beauty ‘ The Stingray rocker’ and the ‘Pon table’ by Fredericia Furniture.
The Stingray rocker was designed by the Danish architect Thomas Pedersen. Stingray is a dynamic chair that invites a variety of sitting positions. The unconventiontionally organic shape emerged as a response to the requirements of today’s modern lounging requirements. Stingray’s designer , Thomas perdersen, is often inspired by organic shapes found in nature, and found the flowing shape of the stingray as the perfect muse for his final exam project at the Aarhus school of Architecture ion 2002. It’s very easy to see the shell resembling a giant stingray moving gracefully through the water.
The comfortable Stingray invites the user to sit back and relax in a variety of ergonomic positions. The bold design is daring an unorthodox, while at the same time it’s possible to see the inspiration from fiberglass chair designs of 1950’s. With both old and new influence, Stingray fits perfectly in a room of any decorative style.
The Pon serie of side table was designed by Jasper Morrison in 2015.Jjasper Morrison describes Pon as an alternative to the “‘overrated and badly named ‘coffe table'”. Instead of taking of space, the påon tables’ modest size meansd they can be used in front of a sofa as well as a beside a low chair.
Pon is made of solid oak or ash. The strong focus on the material is enchanced by the fact that Pon lacks the usual distinction between table top and underframe. Instead, the table top, column and fott form an integrate whole. The Pon tables stand as distinct yet unpresuming sculptures in any room, in addition to which the solid wood will pastinhate beautifully over time.
Sponsored by Pillivuyt
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a three days blog tour to visit the beautiful Pillivuyt factory in Bourges in France with a group of bloggers from Scandinavia. They’ve been manufactured quality porcelain for almost 200 years. Timeless is the word.
This old fabric is filled with gorgeous shapes, porcelain mass and a very lovely poetic light everywhere. Our guide had to wait for us all the time when we kept shooting pictures of all the hidden gem in the old fabric, there was so many pretty details to take pictures of. I mean I could have been shooting at this place for days. We went on guided historic tour in the fabric and saw some of all the processes in the production of the beyond beautiful porcelain. Pillyvuyt is known for its timeless design, high quality, stylish shapes and genuine materials that are made to last forever.
I found it very exciting and inspiring to get behind the scene on this old factory; it gave me a unique insight to the brand.
Sponsored by Georg Jensen
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend the Scandi Design Tour 2017 together with other bloggers from Europe, organised by Georg jensen and Fredericia Furniture.
On the second day of these two day we visited the Georg Jensen HQ in Copenhagen. Senior vp of design Nicholas Marville held a craftmamship tour in their smithy. He told us about the process of making the most aestheticly beautiful and perfectly crafted silver pieces by silversmeths who are specially trained in a four year Georg Jensen apprenticeship. I just found it very exciting and fascinating to get ‘behind the scene’ and get a peek into the process of the silversmiths work with their many tools.
Likewise we saw a part of how the famous Torun Bangle designed by the talented Swedish Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübeis is crafted. We even tried some of the working procedures in the process by ourself guided by a silversmith. I loved to try the feeling of sewing in the beautiful silver piece and to sense the structur of the material in my hands. It was really an amazing experience.
Lastly we visited their Design Lab where we met the famous designer Aurélien Barby who designed their newly launched cocktail collection Sky. It was pretty awesome to hear the story of how the organic shapes in the collection came to live in a process and to see the amount of prototyping that goes into the design of a single product.
Georg Jensen, Sdr. Fasanvej 7, 2000 Frederiksberg