trust in design: alyson magee show
jul 05, 2009
trust in design: alyson magee show

the showroom is lit by pendant lights which hang down from the ceiling and touch the floor
image © alain mikli

designer alyson magee recently presented her new collection of eyeglasses at the silmo’s fair in paris.
her display was found inside french eye wear designer alain mikli‘s show.
the space was designed with alyson, etienne vallet and jorian briand of trust in design,
with collaborators philippe guyot, claire cassini and glass artist matteo gonet.
the light, materials and textures of the showroom had a neutral color palette,
bringing attention to the eye wear on display. hand-blown glass bubbles by gonet surrounded
each pair of glasses, providing visual interest while still protecting each of the products.
shoppers were allowed to pick-up the bubbles and turn them to view the glasses from different angles.
as part of their presentation, the large glass spheres could be found floating in shallow pools of water.
there was also a second display which suspended each pair of eyeglasses from the ceiling,
making them appear as if they were floating in the air.

image © alain mikli

a display where each pair of glasses is individually suspended from the ceiling
image © alain mikli

image © alain mikli

another display encases products in glass bubbles
image © alain mikli

the glass spheres can be picked up by customers and rotated to view the glasses from different angles
image © alain mikli

that bubbles are displayed floating in shallow pools of water
image © alain mikli

image © alain mikli

a line of floating bubbles
image © alain mikli

hand-blowing the bubbles
image © alain mikli

bubbles being hand-blown by matteo gonet
image © alain mikli

working in the glass studio
image © alain mikli

image © alain mikli

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