January’s edition of the Parisian exhibition showed French designers in fine form, says Peter Smisek
Some simple, innovative and beautiful designs that are pleasing to the eye and to the hand. All designed with longevity in mind, to be enjoyed every single day for a very long time
The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage
Attempts to reimagine objects at the centre of rituals have proliferated in recent years, as designers seek to restore meaning to age-old habits and symbolism to significant but fleeting moments. Are such items bridging the gap between tradition and modernity or merely commodifying faith?