We made a short trip to Paris to get inspired for future designs, scouting out Maison et Objet and a couple of meetings (not to mention the red wine, cheese, steak tartare (Emma-Jayne is vegatarian) and escargots.
We discovered some cool shops such as Toyko Palace BlackBlock with it’s Marc Jacobs T-shirts. Le Printemps product design section in Centre Pompidou is impressive (why are all museums closed on a Tuesday?) and just next to Louvres Pyramid (the one pointing downwards) we discovered a hidden gem in Carrousel du Louvre perfect for the Squidarellas!
Maison et Objet fair was ‘manifique’, the quality of design was mind blowing and we can not wait to transform our exhibition stand into an interactive gallery space in January 2011. The BEDG (British European design Group) and UKTI were of great help – thank you.
In the NOW! section MateriO Labor exhibited our and many more innovative new material innovations. Sign up for their free newsletter on: http://www.materio.fr/en/us/join. This October a book will be launched called, Materiology (The Squidders will be in it): the creative industry’s guide to materials and technologies, hope the launch will go well, Elodie!
Paris, adieu et à bientôt, les Squidettes