Bien Fait — Paris, France
Stepping into Bien Fait’s new central Paris showroom, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into a contemporary design reverie. The solo project of former Minakani Lab co-founder Cecile Figuette, the shop is filled with her evocative wallpaper collections recalling enchanted forests, colourful geometries and childhood memories, developed from years of experience as a textile designer. A natural storyteller, Figuette’s wondrous designs balance harmoniously with the interior aesthetic conceived by local design studio A+A Cooren, who have used soft, polished surfaces as well as neutral beechwood and concrete as a counterpoint. Meanwhile, discreet lighting from Belgian company Kreon and mounted sculptures from ceramist Clementine Dupre complete the gentle, minimalist space that the fledgling company intends to use as a launchpad for its bespoke fitting service and home décor brand.