If you are planning a trip to Paris for Maison&Objet 2013 then you should take that opportunity and take a coffee beside a giant woman. At Café Germain at 25 Rue de Buci, Paris. With vintage materials, checked tiles, threadbare velvet and lether the first floor reminds on the 80s.
The second floor is more 70s with sofas, soft cushions and an imperial red pool table. In the middle of the Café a monumental work from Xavier Veilhan, the woman Sophie, breaks through the ceiling and connects the first floor with the second one:Architect and designer, India Mahdavi founded her studio in 1999 and opened her show room in 2003 at the 3 rue las cases.
India Mahdavi is a Paris based international interior, furnishings and object designer whose work is centered on imagination. Her furniture captures her personality – modern, elegant and out of the ordinary.
Humor plays an important part in her design. She uses simple yet noble materials such as wood, lacquer and ceramic. In her mind, her furniture pieces are designed as accessories, they blend and become an important and integral piece of someones space.
Her most important projects include Coburg Bar at London’s Connaught Hotel, Condesa DF Hotel in Mexico City, Rivington Hotel in New York City and Townhouse Hotel in Miami. She was awarded Gold Woman of the Year 2007 and was elected creator of the Year 2004 by the prestigious Salon Maison & Objekt. India Madavi Joined Ralph Pucci in 2008.Photo Credits ® Courtesy of Germain, Paris