Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Under Siege...


Scary? Yes, a little bit... Did I photograph this in a mask shop? In a Halloween costume store? Nope... This face, ladies and gentlemen is... a seat! Yes a seat! It's called Nemo, it's made by an Italian designer called Fabio Novembre and it is really cool! I found it in a store near the Arc de triomphe (21 avenue de Friedland) called Etat de siège ("siège" means "seat") and Etat de siège also means "under siege"! Really cool anyway. BTW, check this little video, you'll see Nemo better... Oh, BTW, it costs 1 000 €, which is not that bad I think.

26 comments:

  1. A set of four around a little round table would intimidate the waiter, don't you think?

    Fun shot.

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  2. Really well shot, Eric! You'd have to have a big place so all sides could be seen at all times. I have a friend who makes chairs that are also art—he's be green with envy over this!

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  3. Okay, obviously I meant "he'd be . . .
    Going back to see what I missed while Internet-less in the country for 4 days.

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  4. I like clever and this seat is certainly that. Now, a clown seat would be pushing it a bit much. However, Monsieur Novembre's seat doesn't fit into my budget (or is that butt-get?)! ;-) I hardly ever sit anyway.

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  5. Je le répète, ONLY IN PARIS! :)
    V

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  7. J'ai peur du noir, du masque mortuaire et de l'homme derrière le masque.

    Cela me fait très peur!

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  8. Sorry! When I have extreme emotions, I speak French.

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  9. It looks like the phantom mask! I just bought the book of Phantom of the Opera, haven't had a chance to read it yet though. I'm thinking of saving it for the flight next time I get to see Paris...

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  10. I love this picture. I mean the way you caught it Eric.
    I love this face too even if a bit scary or more exactly just strange. Well designed, slightly sad but seems to me a good soul :)

    Sure I never could have guessed that was a seat! 21 avenue de Friedland was almost my previous business address.
    Eric, were you looking for contemporary art furnitures? You'll make me envious !

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  11. Coltrane, "butt-get" ! Lol :-))

    Eric, very impressive shot! Difficult to guess the size of the mask!

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  12. Yeah this is scary... at first i thought it was a mask, and I don't like masks; I find them scary...
    No I'm sorry, even if this is a really great shot, I don't like the seats.

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  13. Ha! This is great! Be so much fun to have ten round the table!

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  14. These are great. I love the idea that when not in use, it can be turned round, put in the corner out of the way and suddenly it's a piece of art.
    Ideal for those intimate* Paris apartments where space is at a (very expensive) premium.

    *Real Estate Agent speak. Synonyms are bijou, cosy, compact, low maintenance, deceptively spacious, etc. etc.
    They all mean 'small' which can never used to describe a property or the agent's commission, but can be used to describe its location, as in 'small exclusive development' or 'small charming village'

    Next week: Car Salesman Speak.

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  15. Listen/View (E/F) Interview with Fabio Novembre - on Place Vendôme.... A tree for hope

    A great pixie and a wonderful title... I LOVE word plays like this! And the English are usually doing VERY well on those - I find that Le Monde is being pretty good too in getting those innuendos out in the readers' eyes!

    GRAZIE for this brilliant chair; although I can't pay €1000 for one - but I dearly would love to have one as a sculpture in my conservatory, sitting prettily amongst the banana 'trees' and the shrubs. I would then just turn it around to sit in it when reading one of my books.... fab!

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  16. Hmm....don't know what to think of it. Definitely not my style, but interesting. Can't say I would want it anywhere near my house, but it would be an object of discussion, I believe! :)

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  17. "Under siege" living conditions are really scary. Hope never live that. Here the "siege" has got a human face which may be even scarier but not this one. The best thing to do is certainly to use it! Maybe, ok, it can make oneself think over twice before doing...

    Excellent Drummond. That is so very true. I know how irritating it may be sometimes, well most of the time... In French, we say "il faut appeler un chat, un chat" when someone hides her/himself behind other words. And I tell it to me sometimes too...

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  18. Really a fabulous shot, Eric. This face is both attractive and scary. But the main information is that it a seat that can be used. I bet it is a comfortable one. Great.

    Excellent Drummond. That is so very true. I know how irritating it may be sometimes, well most of the time... In French, we say "il faut appeler un chat, un chat" when someone hides her/himself behind other words. I often tell it to myself too, btw.

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  19. These are great! My theatre-loving daughter would fall for them, undoubtedly. So would my artistic son!

    Deb Weaver
    SC, USA

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  20. Simply awesome!! Sorry, but "awesome" is the word that came out. The video really makes a difference to understand the concept, but what a great piece to have in a house or apartment. Now how long will it take for someone to copy the design and sell it for a 10th of the price? I'm betting not long.

    Great photo Eric with the light and the little green chair next to it.

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  21. Amusing. Many objets d'art are visually interesting, but not particularly practical.

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  22. Several days late and dollars short (even with the good exchange rate): I never knew I'd walked by the U.S. Embassy so often. I did see the French consulate in Istanbul: with a very well-armed soldier behind the gate giving me dirty looks.

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  24. geez such an amazming piece. What he wanna say.

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