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Talva Design’s collection pour Wall & déco à Milan
Pour la première fois, au Salon du Meuble de Milan 2013, une importante initiative verra la participation de cinq entreprises de premier plan appartenant à l’ameublement et du design de l’intérieur.
Dans un format innovant, Inspirations est un projet de co-création entre Modà, Wall & Deco, Designers Guild,
Northern Lighting et le Menu.
INSPIRATIONS, Salone del Mobile 2013 de 04 au 14 avril. 5L08

Article paru dans Le journal américain Le New York Times,dans la section Home & Garden, consacré à Wall & Deco


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Exposition collective “Les tapirs entêtés ” édition III.

Exposition collective d’après l’idée originale de Christine Brückner
et avec la complicité de la Galerie Terres d’Aligre.
Exposition du 28 mars au 28 avril 2013,
Vernissage le jeudi 28 mars de 17h à 22h
à la galerie Terres d’Aligre. 5 rue de Prague Paris 12.
A l’occasion des journées Européennes des Métiers d’Arts,
Table ronde le 06 avril 17h-19h suivi par une 2émé vernissage.


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The project “Embroidered memories”
Last days of work on new Wall&Déco wall paper collection
Event n°2 for workshop “design and recuperation”
Last release with ‘La Fiancée’
A new adventure with the chef of Knusperfee

Embroidered memories


Embroidered memories is an ongoing project for the last 15 months. It is a research and production with a group of Parisian artisans.
It is an interdisciplinary and intercultural project from multiple heritages and artisanal traditions, but it is first of all an art project that speaks of the collective memory and migration, sharing and cultural and technical hybridization.
It is build around a new model of collaborative production between artists and craftmen based on recovery and recuperation.
The result of our work is a series of autobiographical hybrid objects that we will share through a traveling exhibit in several museums and events in 2013-2016.
More information to come!





Last days of work on Wall&Déco wall paper collection


Last workshop “design and recuperation” event


Workshop “design and Recovery” is a creative and educational project initially intended for mixed populations of adults and children.
The project’s objectives are education on recycling and creation out of recycled objects in workshops directed and designed by Talva.
The organization is made by the association 4 à 4 dix huit, and as in 2012 the project has met a certain success it expanded to five events in 2013 and with two other partner associations.
On December 8th we celebrated ” Soup’Collect” with exhibits about compacting and recycling and a public recuperation of plastic bottles to be used in the following workshop.
This is only the start!

On the way with ‘La Fiancée’















A new adventure with the chef Martina Kompel of Knusperfee


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Exposition collective “Les tapirs entêtés ” édition II. juinl2012-5Les Tapirs au Couvent …. Exposition collective d’après l’idée originale de Christine Brückner et avec la complicité de la Galerie Terres d’Aligre et de l’Association de Potiers Créateurs Puisaye.

Cette année, les tapirs chevauchent vers le Couvent de Treigny
Vernissage le 14 juillet à partir de 17h. Du 14 juillet au 9 septembre 2012
Le Couvent – 89520 Treigny. Ouvert tous les jours de 14h à 19h

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Workshop / stage / exposition “workshop Upcycling” June 2012
avec la complicité de l’association 4×4 dix-huit et Création Engagée.





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Collection “Big Brand” 2012

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Extrait film collection Wall&Déco 2012

collection “objets d’utilité”en acier
La fiancée du Mekong.


Projet “Mémoires brodées” famille de meubles / objets d’art uniques.
Basé sur la récupération, l’actualisation et le partage de savoir-faire
artisanaux. Avec Romain l’ébeniste, Alain et Philippe les tapissiers
et Jennyfer, la brodeuse………………………………More details to come…..


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Talva-design-autoportrait-colorI was asked to join a jury for a design and architecture contest in Jovoto.

Jovoto is an international platform for art, design and architecture serving a global creative community as well as clients around the world and has a very unique approach.
It’s a very interesting experience for me, being on a jury ‘on line’ is an active role commenting about the creation in its processes as well as voting and watching the community which is rather intriguing.
You can read my interview for Jovoto below or join their blog and site.


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1. What makes architecture so interesting to you?

Architecture, design and art have a creative process that is extraordinary. It is this process that interests me; conceiving, creating, planning, designing, constructing a form, a space, a composition that reflects conceptual, functional, technical, social and aesthetic considerations. This process requires the creative synchronization of the concept, the spirit and intuition with the material, technological and pragmatic aspects. This intersection between heaven and earth, between mystery and evidence, intuition and analysis is stimulating.

2. Do you have a “philosophy” for design? If so, what is it?

Whether I work as an architect, designer or artist it is always important for me to stay simple without mannerisms, create with integrity and intuition yet by justifiable actions. This might not be an axiomatic rule but rather my way of doing things. I try to stay focused on the essential and functional with beauty as a consequence.
I’m trying to avoid a self obsessed object, surface or space. I’m searching rather for an object with a consideration to the space around it and its users, a space with a feeling to the objects in it. The life and space in every project are a consideration already during conception.
3. Exploring the space between fine arts, design and architecture is there something, an element or a rule, you always hold on to/go back to?

These are all disciplines that construct our environment. I find it artificial to separate them. Therefore, I try to find the place where architecture, design, decoration, art, craft have a common life and create synergy together. Architecture will not be disconnected from the design in it, object design will be less self obsessed and by being at the service of design and architecture decoration and craft will not be empty or accidental.
Following the same logic I would like to be able to enlarge this concept and apply it through the whole fabrication process to consider the environment, the craftsmanship, the people….
4. What inspires your work?
Many things are an inspiration to me: nature, light, colors, materials, craftsmanship, technology, as well as dreams, ideas… life.

5. How do you like the collaborative environment on jovoto, giving feedback and seeing the ideas develop?
I find this form of communication very exciting. The power this media has is overwhelming therefore the environment has to be kept respectful and gentle in order to remain positive. I find that in most cases it is so and that is great. It gives a real opportunity for sharing (now that is inspiring!)

6. Do You have a balcony? What do you use it for and what would be the balcony of your dreams?
I had a balcony in earlier years, now I have a small garden and it’s a real extension of my indoor space. The balcony of my dreams would be facing the sea but this might take some time as I live in Paris.

7. Any designs of yours you’d like to share with us? (links, pictures)

On my site you can find a few of the projects of the moment, a glimpse into the more 3D projects and none of the more experimental stuff but it’s worth checking out




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mars2011Exposition ‘Les tapirs entêtés’!

Exposition collective
Les tapirs entêtés sont des mammifères de faïence, mi tapir mi chien.
Les tapirs entêtés sont numérotés et signés par leurs « habilleurs ».

Galerie Terres d’Aligre. 5 rue de Prague Paris 12ème.

Vernissage le jeudi 31 mars 2011, 18h-23h.











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