Dior MAISON | DIORMAG

06th June
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The Hubert Le Gall Collection
 for Dior MAISON

Scenographer and designer, Hubert Le Gall explores the codes of childhood and the plant and animal worlds to create furniture and objects brimming with poetry. From his atelier in Montmartre, which used to belong to the painter Pierre Bonnard, the artist’s designs for Dior MAISON represent his first foray into porcelain. This isn't Hubert Le Gall’s first collaboration with the House, however, as he has already designed furniture pieces for a number of Dior boutiques around the world. Discover his exclusive interview.

DIORMAG: What is your vision of the house of Dior?

HUBERT LE GALL: Femininity and seduction. The Dior woman is like a flower in bloom. She's sexy and embraces her femininity. For me this brings to mind an idea of elegance, and a delicate use of color.

DIORMAG: How have you transposed this vision into your creations for Dior MAISON?

HUBERT LE GALL: I wanted the cups, mugs and coffee service to approach the notion of couture. There's the significance of the bow that shapes the waist, holding and emphasizing it. I focused on the idea of a Dior woman with a satin ribbon tied beneath her bust. The keywords were simplicity and femininity. I was never particularly interested in adding color because the shine, the gold and silver evoke luxury just as well.

DIORMAG: In what way does this collection channel your own artistic universe?

HUBERT LE GALL: It's representative of my universe in that it plays with codes.  The valet trays have a certain poetry thanks to the lily-of-the-valley, which is a bringer of good luck and a code of the house of Dior.

DIORMAG: What was your starting point, inspirationwise?

HUBERT LE GALL: How to work with porcelain, a new material for me as I am used to working with bronze.

DIORMAG: Which aspect of savoir-faire did you highlight in this collection?

HUBERT LE GALL: I believe very strongly about the development and promotion of French savoir-faire. I believe we should take advantage of all the extraordinary talent that surrounds us. I was very happy to have been able to access some of this knowledge. And this, in turn, has had an influence on my own personal work.

06th June
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The Peter Marino Collection 

for Dior MAISON

The star architect Peter Marino, the talent behind the new architectural concept of New Bond Street, has designed a series of three bronze boxes for Dior MAISON.

Heading up his own practice in New York, Peter Marino redefines modern luxury through his work all over the world. The recipient of a multitude of distinctions, he was also honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. He has made an important contribution to the promotion of French elegance, continuing the legacy of Christian Dior. For Dior MAISON, he has created three bronze boxes, made in France, numbered and signed by him, inspired by his famous collection of cabinets. "I love the sensual nature of bronze. It's an incredibly beautiful and powerful material. With its great longevity, the fact that these pieces will likely outlast us is a compelling idea," says Peter Marino.

06th June
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Dior MAISON

The new House of Dior boutique in London is the setting for an exclusive Dior MAISON collection. We take a look.

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Adrien Dirand

Living in a house that doesn't reflect who you are is akin to wearing someone else's clothes," Christian Dior used to say. Upon opening his first boutique, at 30 Avenue Montaigne, the couturier designed a space devoted to the home, a highly personal and direct way of sharing his taste in art de vivre and the art of entertaining. In keeping with this long-established spirit, the new House of Dior boutique in London unveils an exclusive Dior MAISON collection that encapsulates that same level of refinement with which Christian Dior decorated his residences in Paris, Milly-la-Forêt, and La Colle Noire in Provence. Among the wide variety of objects offered by Dior MAISON is a selection of teas inspired by the House's iconic fragrances, a collection of crystal glassware embellished with a gold couture stitch, and hand-embroidered home linens. Artists and designers will regularly create limited-edition pieces. The first Dior MAISON collaborations, which can be discovered in the House of Dior in London, bring together creations by, among others, the architect Peter Marino, scenographer and designer Hubert Le Gall, the glass master Jeremy Maxwell, and home linens specialist Véronique Taittinger.

05th June
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Collection by Marc Quinn for Dior

To mark the opening of the House of Dior on New Bond Street in London, Dior unveils a limited-edition collection of Lady Dior bags and small leather accessories reinterpreted by the British artist Marc Quinn.

To reinterpret the iconic Lady Dior bag, the House turned to the London-based artist Marc Quinn. A renowned figure in the world of contemporary art, the artist has transposed his hyper-realistic and color-drenched oil paintings to Dior creations. In his “In The Night Garden” series, violet, white or black orchids bloom against a backdrop of volcanic earth, creating a captivating artificial atmosphere. The artist also offers a “Fossil Record” version of the Lady Dior, with a floral motif embossed on silvered leather.

 

The motifs represent flowers forever frozen in full bloom, as if to contradict a disturbing subtext: the uncontrollable human desire to control nature. The Lady Dior bags and small leather accessories are thus transformed into works of art through which the artist questions man and his relationship with nature as untameable beauty. On another piece, it’s the bright blue iris of an eye, from the series "We Share Our Chemistry with the Stars," that grabs and captivates us. The artist also notes that "the word ‘iris’ comes from the Greek word for ‘rainbow’, and the colors celebrate individuality", adding: "In the middle, there’s the black void of the pupil, which recalls the mystery and uncertainty of existence." Marc Quinn has also designed clutches and wallets, matching the Lady Dior bags, to complete this limited-edition collection. With this unique collaboration, the House writes a new page in the story of the profound and sincere connection it has always enjoyed with the world of art.

05th June
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Peter Marino: Art Architecture

Wednesday evening, the new House of Dior in London, designed by Peter Marino, hosted a signing event for the book Peter Marino: Art Architecture published by Phaidon. Through detailed accounts, drawings and personal anecdotes, the tome offers a behind-the-scenes exploration of the exclusive collaborations and greatest creations by the star architect, who has long enjoyed a unique relationship with the House, particularly through his role of being responsible for the conception of Dior boutiques around the world since 1995.

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Neil Mockford

05th June
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An Address in London

05th June
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Guided Tour

Join us as we take you on a guided video tour of the four floors of the House of Dior boutique which has just opened on New Bond Street, in London.

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