“MAISON” IS SERVICES GÉNÉRAUX’S MANIFESTO HOUSE, WHERE ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS. THESE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES OF DECORATIVE SPACES, MATERIALIZED AT THE CROSSROADS BETWEEN A MUSEUM AND A LIFESTYLE AESTHETIC, MAKE UP A COLLECTION OF CONCEPTUAL IMAGES, FOR A CONCEPTUAL PROJECT.
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FEATURING WORKS BY INTERNATIONAL CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED TALENTS :
BAHRAINI DANISH, CAMPANA BROTHERS, DEBEAULIEU, FAYE TOOGOOD, FORT STANDARD, GREGOIRE DELAFFORET, HANK BEYER & ALEX SIZEMORE, JONATHAN ZAWADA, LEONARD KADID, LES FOINS; LISTEN STUDIO, MAX LAMB, NED KARLOVICH, NERI & HU, NICK ROSS, PHILIPPE MALOUIN, RICK OWENS FURNITURE, ROBERT JANITZ, SABINE MARCELIS, SOFT BAROQUE, STUDIO TRULY TRULY, VALERIAN GOALEC, VALERIANE LAZARD & PAUL BRISSONNET, VONNEGUT KRAFT.
“Sometimes there is so much noise, and so many words, that all you want
is quiet. The constant saturation of information in our lives is jarring – it
provokes retreat and requires interruption. Although definitions of luxury are in
constant flux, an escape route from urban centres remains an unwavering and
irresistible relief from the pressures of daily life. Making a conscious decision
to disconnect is a vital part of contemporary self- preservation and encourages
opting out of the ‘attention economy’ – a whirlwind of expectations that relies
solely on the approval of others. In 1933, John Cowper Powys wrote
‘A Philosophy of Solitude’, expounding the virtues of isolation as both
a gift that nurtures the inner self and a buffer against the distractions of the
outside world. In a similar, more ancient acknowledgement of this quest, the
Japanese cite ‘satori’ as the enlightened state of Zen Buddhism […]”
Preface by Dan Thawley
The book is fully in english.
Printed in the Netherlands.