The Treasure Box for Wallpaper* Handmade
Each year at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Wallpaper* hosts the ‘Handmade’ exhibition, inviting a hand-picked selection of designers and artisans to create one-off products that showcase the best of contemporary design and craftsmanship. In 2017, Lanserring was thrilled to be part of this exciting event. Our contribution was the result of a collaboration with RDAI, the legendary Paris-based interior architectural studio whose prodigious output includes Hermès stores around the world, flagship stores for Elie Saab, the public spaces of Les Bains hotel in Paris, and the interiors of Renzo Piano’s Eighty Seven Park in Miami.
The inspiration behind our ‘Treasure Box’ was the minaudière, a small case with dedicated compartments for cosmetics and jewellery, invented in the 1930s by Charles Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels. These tantalising images hint at the exceptional craftsmanship that went into our design; the full story was featured in the August 2017 edition of Wallpaper* magazine.