Our cards are made of maple, a wood essence carefully chosen for its technical and aesthetic qualities. It is a common species naturally present in most continents and is not affected by deforestation.
It takes a 20-year old maple tree for us to produce about 90 000 cards. Each time we sell this amount of cards, we replant a young maple in our Jura forest.
Our cards can be mailed with a standard stamp (normal postage) and are compatible with all automated machines of your national Post offices. We collaborate with French and international artists selected for their originality and their ability to adapt harmoniously to our format. The collections are eclectic, the styles varied and the whole is very different.
"This piece is a product of observation. While visiting Chicago one winter I noticed several Peapod food delivery trucks. This is what is responsible for the design of the Peapod Light, which takes its name from a snap pea. The final form is a cleaner, more geometrical version of the original peapod. The shade was produced with metal spinners and fabricators in Ohio."
Alex Brokamp is inspired by the Maya Angelou quote "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." When he is designing new pieces his goal is to instill a meaningful connection between object and consumer that searches for a balance between physical and emotional attraction to an object.
Hand-hewn elements are paired with machined parts to form lighting works that embody organic growth, levity and movement. Blossom explores branching forms and hammered brass leaves, layered around oblong milk glass buds.
Founded in New York, Rosie Li Studio is a lighting design practice formed by designer Rosie Li and engineer Philip Watkins.The duo forgoes traditional lamp design for building systems driven by science and mathematics, constructing fixtures using modular parts with a focus on simple geometry and pared-down forms.
This adaptability allows light fixtures to achieve a sculptural quality by consciously responding to their environments and seamlessly integrating into the surrounding space.
By merging abstractionism with real imagery, Gougenheim creates eyecatching scarves with electric colors and images – free-spirited creations, inspired by street photography and graffiti, that will transport the viewer to faraway places.
A French designer living in Chicago, Isabelle Gougenheim uses scarves as an authentic medium to express her creativity. Each scarf is a canvas with a travel story; a marriage fuelled by her passion for art and innate love for scarves.
“The scarves accentuate any outfit for any occasion”, she says. “It is true that they are the epitome of the classic chic Parisian style. But the abstract designs are an all-knowing nod to how we live now.”
HIGH QUALITY WOOL THROWS AND SCARVES
"For three generations, our focus has been on working with wool: from the raw fibre to the finished product, whilst retaining focus on good raw materials, excellent processing and high quality. Silkeborg Uldspinderi was established in 1987, but our know-how with regard to the material goes all the way back to the 1940s.
The raw wool has always been the focal point for us, whilst the fascination of wool as a unique natural material has remained intact over the years. We have kept up with developments in raw material and expertise throughout the world and have established our own offices in Peru and Lithuania, where manufacturing also takes place. The alpaca lives in Peru, whilst in Lithuania professional competencies with regard to textiles has been developed to high level of expertise."
SELF ASSEMBLED BAGS
Just a little damage can let an ordinary bag to become out of use, since the designers may miss considering the repairing and recycling details as a key point of their products. These situations often turn precious bags into expensive pieces of garbage, also causing environmental problems at the same time.
"The concept of Studio Smoll’s products is to let our customers enjoy the process of self-assembling leather goods while feeling the great texture of natural vegetable tanned leather while you doing it. The assembly process only passes through a patented slit structure. With the use of this cleverly designed slit, tools and courses are no longer needed to create a leather made bag. Not to mention needles, adhesive, nor any chemical that may come up in your mind."
ANIMAL ART SCULPTURES
"The animal sculptures of Athena Jahantigh, who has resided in France since 2003, transport us back to an immense iconographic heritage, creating an inspirational and nostalgic bond with her native Iran, and marries to perfection her other great creative source of rock painting. The results are these little marvels of hieratic and callipygous animals with strong and sensual forms, and a particularly modern sculptural presence. These are thoroughly contemporary pieces, yet deeply rooted in an ancient culture !" - Niegel Atkins
The sculptures are made of sandstone or porcelain. They carry on their arched backs an immense iconographic heritage linking them to the parietal art of Persia, an inspiration both affective and nostalgic, but which marries to perfection with cave painting.
CALIFORNIA, USA / CZECH REPUBLIC
GLASS SCULPTURE OBJECTS
There is an undeniable primal power in the craft of glassblowing. It is at once completely elemental and brutal in its simplicity; magnificent heat used to make molten the very stuff of the earth. At the same time, it is magical; effortless manipulation of liquid glass by the masters of the craft, making use of centuries of skill passed down through the generations. Czech glassblowing is one of the great historical craft traditions of our world. The unrivaled quality of Czech glass is a reflection of the long history and tradition behind it.
“Sklo” is the Czech word for “glass. The heart of all the SkLO collections, and of all the work we do, is hand blown Czech glass. SkLO:OBJECT is our collection of accessories, vessels, sculptures and wallpieces made from hand blown Czech glass."
"Feelgood Designs was established in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. With a focus on natural materials, innovative design and quality, our furniture helps to create warm, human-oriented ‘feelgood’ living environments.
Through collabs with selected designers we endeavour to provide enduring furniture solutions that combine the best of traditional craftsmanship with modern day manufacturing and high quality materials.
What goes into making a piece of furniture feel good? It’s the carefully selected materials that feel good to touch and add warmth to a room.
It’s the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to every detail that entices you to run your hand along a beautifully crafted surface. It’s the enduring quality of our designs that keeps them contemporary."
JAPANESE DINING WARE
"We are SyuRo, from Japan! Specializing in design, SyuRo takes pride in delivering Japanese tradition and artisans’ skills, as daily goods and items suiting modern needs. Better than artsy or cool, our products are exquisite and warm. They’re things you would want to use yourself or to give to someone close to you. Our products appeal to all of the senses.
At SyuRo, we cherish exploring the old to understand the NOW.
Kindness and reliability: We hope to convey these impressions in lifestyle design. “Monozukuri — stories to tell — reflects our thinking. Ordinary and natural, modest ideas with really big spirit — Good products, like good ideas, take time. We prefer steady progress rather than speed for speed’s sake!"