Event

"Brass Forever"

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brass 
noun \ ˈbras  \

An alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc in variable proportions.

Prized for its high workability and durability, along with its bright golden color, brass has been used since around the 1st century BCE for various items of societal and decorative value including Roman coinage, West African casts and European religious vessels.

Meljac continues this tradition of craftsmanship and beauty in brass through its use as the base material for many of the products in our collection of exquisite electrical hardware.

“Brass Forever” was the event in honor of the launch of our new partner Meljac North America on Tuesday October 31st in our showroom in Chelsea.

We are happy having you on board!
In a plastic world, brass forever.

"Lay in blue"

Par Excellence and partners were delighted to announce their spring event called "Lay in blue" on May 22nd from 6pm to 8pm in our showroom in Chelsea. The evening featured cocktails by Pernod Ricard and there was the possibility to schedule an appointment with our partners for further questions or more information. As you can guess by the name, the theme for this event was “everything in blue”. The result was a mix of our partners' pieces, presented in our diverse showroom. 

In addition, our partners gave a design talk at ICFF on May 21st and 22nd from 12pm to 1pm at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 30th annual ICFF is a platform for global design that maps the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next.  There were more than 36.000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. Our partners talked about what is so special about French design and from fashion to design & is there a French touch? Our present partners there were JouffreLa Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne and Declercq Passementiers.

"Stereotomy 2.0"

On April 20th, Par Excellence hosted the opening of the event "Stereotomy 2.0". The exhibition was in collaboration with NYIT School of Architecture and Design and showed prototypes of stone architecture from ancient stereotomic construction systems to the most modern stone experiments for architecture and interior design.

From April 20th to April 29th, Par Excellence exhibited a proposal for constant stress arches constructed from voussoirs (building blocks) that were 3D printed using binder jetting technology. The exhibition was co-edited by Giuseppe Fallacara, associate professor at the Polytechnic of Bari and visiting professor at NYIT, and boasted an amazing line-up, including entries from ZHA Code, p.ART and AKT II, the Block Research Group etc.

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One of the most outstanding pieces was the Lapella stone lounge chair from Zaha Hadid Architects, ZHA Code, AKT II, New Fundamentals Research Group and Generelli SA. The chair is made out of unique Palissandro Classico marble and carbon fiber, and is a reinterpretation of the iconic 1963 design by Hans J. Wegner.

"In stone we trust"

On February 6th, Par Excellence organized the event "In stone we trust" to introduce a new partner les Marbreries de la Seine, who joined our team, and the appointment of the new Executive Director, Frédérique Mortier d'Aumont. Les Marbreries de la Seine is specialized in mineral materials. They collaborate with the greatest interior designers, decorators and architects in the world. They are experts in mineral engineering and respond to the most demanding requests thanks to an exceptional know-how and an unparalleled range of materials with more than 600 references exposed in their 750m² showroom. The company has been specialized in stone and marble for three generations and is a family business.

The new Executive Director, Frédérique Mortier d'Aumont, is a French interior architect and designer based in New York City.  Her passion for architecture, people and contemporary art led her to an array of invaluable opportunities in France and in the United States. She will bring the same eye to Par Excellence in order to match the clients' needs. She believes simplicity, balance and attention to detail within her work are fundamental to the success of timelessness and uniqueness design.