February 26, 2013

Final output

all pictures credits :Lab'process

Some time has passed since this blog last saw a new post published.The reason is that after three years of activity, Lab'process ceased business in early 2013. Since then, we were busy with redesigning our website that we wanted to present as a portfolio.

With Lab’process project coming to an end, time has come to say goodbye to this blog as well.We invite you to visit the new version of our website, especially  the pages dedicated to our participation to the Venice Biennale and to several exclusive products under the title "latest experiments."

Our original intention was to develop a laboratory for processing ideas.Many ideas emerged from our Lab’ and most of them turned into interesting products or projects.There were also unsuccessful experiments but everything was part of a very interesting process and we end up this incredible project with a sense of accomplishment…

We’d also like to thank you all for your interest throughout our adventures and our research! Thank you for your support at so many levels and till soon!

December 14, 2012


   LAB' GUEST COLUMN _ grooppo.org_ CASA G+S  

The project CASA G+S is a house refurbisment designed by the Italian studio grooppo.org in 2011.

''The procedure consists in the recovery of one of the three floors of a single family house built in 1870 in Albissola Marina. A project based on memory, which aims to bring out the peculiarities of the original building. The paving design mimics the original one: different colors for the unglazed porcelain hexagonal tiles define the sequence of rooms, emphasizing the continuity of spaces. Container walls define spaces in the new subdivision where individual pieces of furniture belonging to the history of the families of the two owners, interact with other recovered objects reinterpreted with a contemporary vocation.''-grooppo.org

Status: built
Task: Architectural Design, Site Supervision 
Client: Confidential 
Site: Albissola Marina, Savona, Italy 
Area: 120mq 
Photo: Anna Positano

all pictures credits : grooppo.org and Anna Positano

LAB' GUEST COLUMN _ grooppo.org_ CASA G+S   

about grooppo.org-*mainly 2d and 3d data processors* 

''grooppo.org begins as a collective container of all the natural individualities of the associated subjects, a connection born outside of the rooms of the Genova University's Faculty of Architecture. The choice of the grooppo.org palindrome, citing the web and Stereolab, shows the will to act on the line between architecture and communication, between social perception of objects and individual identification through technologies, always working on multimedial projects. More than a mere wordplay it is a program of purposes, playful and plural like the vision of the world that the five members, out of thirteen initial ones, have. 

The design process, conscious of the state of the contemporaneity of the multiple scales of the objects, derives from a constant dialogue with the clients: since the development of the first idea, a continuous relation is seeked and built. Taking part in architectural competitions for collective buildings, schools and public spaces, as much as developing small handmade businesses identity, grooppo.org always pursues the complete design vision in his complexity.''

Discover more about grooppo.org's work by visiting the website http://www.grooppo.org/  and find updates on their facebook page .

December 3, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld, design photographer for Cassina

Teaser picture of the serie to come - Photo By Olivier Saillant

Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic fashion designer, is less known for his work as a photographer. Yet, over the last 25 years, he shot for fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazar and worked on advertising campains for Chanel and the brands he owns: Fendy and his eponymous label.

This is however the first time that Lagerfeld collaborates with a furniture brand for a photographic project. Ever since it was established in 1927, the Italian company Cassina has been a preeminent design leader and manufacturer of original contemporary furniture.

“The originality of the project lies in a selection of furniture from the Cassina collections that is placed under the sharp eye of Karl Lagerfeld. Not only a legendary fashion designer, illustrator, publisher and photographer, Lagerfeld is also passionate about contemporary design, and this project testifies Cassina’s commitment to working side-by-side with the most talented individuals from both the 20th and 21st centuries.” Gianluca Armento – Brand Director Cassina 

Historical and contemporary pieces, including objects and furniture by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Jean-Marie Massaud, Piero Lissoni and Rodolfo Dordoni, will thus to be (re)discovered through the eyes of the talented and mysterious designer.

The presentation of this work, the first step in a series of cultural activities born from the unique collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Cassina, is to be seen in exclusivity at Cassina’s Paris showroom from January 31st to March 10th 2013.

236 boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 Paris

November 23, 2012

J'Adore de Dior, "Le Parfum – The Film"

Few days ago Dior released their last campaign film for their best selling perfume, J'Adore. More than just a commercial, Dior’s new film, simply called “Le Parfum – The Film” intends to make us travel around the world from India to Grasse –the world capital of perfumes, and from Murano to Paris…

The film presents a philosophy of beauty, purity and top quality know-how dear to Dior: "In a world where fragrances seem to be more and more marketed, more and more ephemeral, I think it's important to have generations and future generations rediscover that perfume is a true savoir faire. It is a métier of art, a métier of artisans and it's not recipes from a computer. But it's voyages, it's people who grow flowers, it's people who mix them after, glassmakers," Claude Martinez, president and chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior, told WWD in an interview.

No celebrity ambassador this time. The beauty is embodied by breathtaking landscapes, lush flowers and secret places where, step by step, the process of creation takes place.

The story continues on Dior's website where the reader discovers the creation of the perfume in five chapters, from the origin of flowers to the bottle's design.

A true invitation to an olfactory journey, starting with a small glass bottle...

©  Dior website

November 16, 2012

Mode Marche-Thé Stock Sample Sale of Dutch fashion designers.

© and source picture:http://mode-marche.com/ 

If you are a fashionista or just looking for something different, and find yourself in Rotterdam on Saturday, 24th of November, you should deffinetly not miss the Mode Marché event.

''Mode Marché is a stock sample sale with an approachable but stylish character, where young and established designers can sell their clothing, accessories, fabrics and sample collections to their fans. Since its first edition in September 2006 Mode Marché, become the stock sample sale in the Netherlands, a vibrant national public event that has received much attention in the media.(...)

Mode Marché is an independent initiative of the Smit Rotterdam Esme (SHPPR Events) and Joost van Gorsel (Iconique Fashion Magazine), both with many years working in the (inter) national fashion industry.(...)

Iconique Fashion Magazine was founded in 2000 by Joost van Gorsel and he was a pioneer of online fashion magazines. Meanwhile, the magazine has become an internationally acclaimed, online platform for fashion and art (www.iconique.com). Additionally, Iconique creative (graphic) solutions and consultancy focused on the fashion and luxury industry.''(Mode Marché website)

This years' edition brings together more than 60 designers, and gives an unique overview  of Dutch designers and shops for those who are looking for something different. Designs are to be fited on site and can be purchesed directly from the designers. Tickets can be purchesed from Mode Marche website(http://mode-marche.com/)or, after 1pm directly at the door. Location:CapeTownRotterdam,Veerlaan 13,Rotterdam

© and source pictures:http://mode-marche.com/ 

November 2, 2012

“Perfumes and flavours, the perfect pairing”

© Photo: Agence ARAGORN

“I pictured my Parisian restaurant, as an elegant place that encourages sharing, pleasure and the enjoyment of food. I offer a meeting of two worlds that inspire me - perfume and flavours – the pleasure of a cuisine that is sensual, pared-down and spontaneous, a dialogue between you and me based on my flavour pairings, a break dedicated to taste and conversation. This restaurant was conceived with simplicity and feeling, and provides a foretaste of my cooking style in Valence” explains Anne-Sophie Pic - the only three-Michelin-star female chef in France – about her new restaurant La Dame de Pic that recently opened in Paris.

Together with Philippe Bousseton, who creates perfumes for Takasogo, they designed perfumes with the idea of flavor pairings in the menus offered to customers. Paper scent strips are presented to the customers to invite them making their choice between 3 fragrances menus: “Amber vanilla”, “The sea and flowers” and “Sous-bois spices”.

Breathing the notes of a perfume before choosing a menu is an original approach that appeals to our senses and invite us to explore the sensory world of a truly talented chef.

“The products are simple, rooted in French cooking – the oyster, the carrot, rabbit, John Dory, beetroot – or sometimes extraordinary – Pointed Bourbon coffee, cinnamon leaf from Reunion, Tahitian vanilla… the matches are complex, the textures refined, and the result aims to tantalise the tastebuds.”

La Dame de Pic is meant to draws on all your senses: first the olfactory tasting, then the cuisine to exalt food-lovers' senses in a warm and elegant atmosphere in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, just steps from the Louvre.

 © Photo: Elisabeth Lhomelet/Michaël Roulier, source: http://www.lexpress.fr

 © Photo: François-Régis Gaudry, source: http://www.lexpress.fr

© and source: http://blog.pic-valence.com

La Dame de Pic
20 rue du Louvre
75001 Paris