September 30th, 2015 by weblog

“My work is based on life.” This is the way Matali Crasset defines what she does. This may be the reason why the 2013’s hospitality project Dar Hi Nefta is so connected to nature and the local life.

Source: CovetED Magazine

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Dar HI, a new concept of eco-retreat, is the magical result of a collaboration between the ever so talented French designer Matali Crasset, Patrick Elouarghi and Philippe Chapelet. “This project follows the terrain’s movement and shapes”, she says. The incredible citadel that supports a hotel and a spa, emerges from the sand as a mirage.

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What the designer wanted to do, was precisely what she did: she achieved complete harmony between the natural insolvency and the local life. This explains why all the furniture was precisely manufactured in Tunisia (most of them by a local Nefta’s craftsmen). The interiors are happy, peaceful and filled with vibrant colors.  Regal purples and hopeful greens, ochre and sand are the exotic colors leading the eye through space.

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Three Different Areas

Matali Crasset designed 3 different areas: the pill houses, the troglodytes, and the dunes. “I have conceived an architecture that is toward the indoor when outside and the outdoor when you’re inside” explains Matali. The pill houses in particular (since they are Matali’s favorite part of the project) are elevated from the ground, offering different panoramas: the rove, the village of Nefta or the Chott-El-Jerid, a magic endorheic salt lake.

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The Pill Houses

These elevated houses are located according to the sun exposure and  seem to be planted into the sand. “Both are very different”, says Matali referring to the Pill houses. The designer believes that one of the houses is more intimate, once it’s high above the ground.
In order to contrast with this intimacy, there’s a small village square down bellow where everyone has a space protected from the sun. The square, the bar, the water point and the small fountains are places to socialize and interact.

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When asked what she loves the most about this project, Matali answers “the view”.  And she adds: “There is something about Nefta that no picture can represent, perhaps what we call genius loci”.

The French designer confesses that apart from designing objects, they are “neither the center nor the end (purpose) of the process of creation”: they are just a possible updating among other things (like architecture, scenography, exhibitions) in a certain moment, of a vaster thought system.

Photography: Jérôme Spriet

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Source: CovetED Magazine

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April 9th, 2015 by weblog

The well-known french designer Matali Crasset is going to be in Milan during Salone del Mobile. And she’s going to be everywhere. Now that iSaloni 2015 is almost there, we want you to know the big names in the Interior Design world that are going to be present at this trade show in Milan.

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That’s right, the artist has so many projects going on from 14 to 19th April that you will have trouble in choosing which one to visit. But at Home Design Ideas Blog we are sure that every single one of them will be worth it.

We want you to organize your agenda, that’s why we bring to you all the Matali’s projects in the city of Milan, iSaloni and Euroluce. Enjoy!

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER:

Graduated at Les Ateliers – Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, matali crasset is an industrial designer of formation. In agreement with one of her emblematic objects, the column of hospitality “When Jim goes up to Paris”, she puts a clean methodology in which she questions the evidence of the codes that governs our daily life to free ourselves better of it and to experiment. Thus, she develops new typologies articulated around principles as the modularity, the appropriation, the flexibility, the network.

Matali Crasset Productions
26 Rue du Buisson, Saint Louis
F-75010 Paris, France
33142409989
Matali.crasset@wanadoo.fr

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