Lost in Paris

February 7, 2010By Heidi EllisonArchive

Paris Update Art Notes


Paris Update Louvre Le Lieu du Design Lost in Paris Tandem Velib

Prototype for a tandem Vélib, from the exhibition “Lost in Paris.”

“Lost in Paris,” the current show at the Lieu du Design (74, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris; tel.: 01 40 41 51 02; through Jan. 11), an exhibition space near Bastille, is full of cool ideas by designers Tal Lancman and Mauricio Galante for projects and objects that present Paris in a new light: arty lollipops in the shape of iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower; a tandem Vélib (rental bicycle); a new Pantone color called “Pierre de Paris,” after the blond stone that most Paris buildings are made from; a linen baguette carrier; personalized postage stamps showing visitors in front of a monument; a map of Paris made of feathers; and much more. A fragrance called “Lost in Paris” has also been created. Visitors to the exhibition will want to know where they can buy many of these items, but little information is offered on when, where and if they will be commercialized. An app called “Lost in…” that guides users to unknown places will be released in November. Heidi Ellison

Paris Update Louvre Le Lieu du Design Lost in Paris

A Paris-shaped dish with the Seine running through it, from the exhibition “Lost in Paris.”


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