March 24, 2015

Les Carrats Kids Furniture By Georges Candilis & Anja Blomstedt

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I'd kind of given up hope, but one of my favorite design/inspiration blogs an ambitious project collapsing is back in the swing again. It's great.

And one of Andrew's new finds: kids resort furniture by the French architect Georges Candilis. In the early 1970s Candilis and Anja Blomstedt designed Les Carrats, a modernist family vacation resort in the south Mediterranean beach town of Port-Leucate, just north of Perpignan. The supremely simple, functional furniture was made locally from lumber and L-shaped brackets.

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There were tables, stools, benches, and chairs in a couple of sizes, but most of it had been tossed out in 2004. Perpignan design dealer Clement Cividino managed to track down just four surviving pieces, which he sold to the Pompidou last year. After securing a 20-year license on Candilis' furniture designs. So maybe these pieces will come back into production soon. Qui sait? Pas moi.

Georges Candilis & Anja Blomstedt furniture [anambitiousprojectcollapsing]
Leucate : le mobilier Candilis des Carrats entre au centre Pompidou [lindependant.fr]
Galerie Clement Cividino [clementcividino.com]

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