Matt or satin, deep or light, black never departed from its legendary elegance.1. The Nose in the black grass
In Twilight masks (Ed. Hoëbeke), Michel Tournier says the photographer Denis Brihat: "This giant a bit myopic on with the (...) slow amazed the middle of the Provencal flora, and suddenly his curve lumberjack middle, c ' is a leafy umbrella, guipure a lichen or wild oats ... the small is his kingdom. " An exhibition dedicated to him at the Art Center Campredon of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Denis Brihat Exhibition, 1958-2011, until 04/02/2012. such. : 04 90 38 17 412. High perfumery all dressed in black
Hand made by Florentine artisans, "Jewels of Night", very Art Deco, set with black stones and Swarovski crystals, have evocative names: "Love and Forbidden", "The Temptations" and " Artificial Paradises ". But human passions have no price ... www.bykilian.com.3. The black sham
In Paris, a place is largely dedicated to the world of Piero Fornasetti is The scout of the Rue Boissy d'Anglas. A place where the blast own mystery to the Milanese designer. Naturally, the Italian house Fornasetti chose Paris to teach in particular have a series of vases born in 1950 from the collaboration of Fornasetti and Bitossi ceramic factory. All these pieces were rediscovered by Barnaba's son Piero, and it spoke on the colors and materials to combine traditional and modern techniques.
10, rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008 Paris.4. The black, set in stone
The Knoll furniture producer uses six types of marble in his most emblematic collections (Eero Saarinen, Gae Aulenti, Warren Platner). It now introduces a new finish to the soft, matt varnish with a satin polyester.
268, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris.5. black for the inner beauty
François Champsaur, architect and designer, has managed masterfully decorated lesson at the Hotel du Ministère that just opened near the Faubourg Saint-Honore. Accents 1950s, wood and Carrara marble took place in different rooms and 24 rooms. One never tires not selected artwork: sculptures of Sébastien Kito, lithographs David Lynch Barthélémy Toguo and Raymond Pettibon. Rooms from € 370 per night (breakfast included).
31, rue de Surène, 75008 Paris. www.ministerehotel.com.