pauline deltour’s fine collection for lexon, revamps minaudières
images courtesy of lexon




consisting of a rechargeable bluetooth ‘speaker’, a ‘power bank’, a ‘cardholder’ and a ‘key ring and USB’, the ‘fine’ collection, designed by pauline deltour for lexon, are contemporary essentials that slip into a handbag on workdays and for weekend escapades. drawing influence from elegant, parisian minaudières from the early 20th century, the range of mobile, useful and glamorous devices fits our urban and hybrid lifestyles. the line-up, available in gunmetal, burgundy, dark blue and soft gold, uses anodized aluminum as it is a robust but light material, and features precise feminine strokes.

the modern interpretations of the high-end minaudières that accompanied elegant parisians






showcasing the group’s soft geometry, the tubular ‘speaker’ is designed like a lipstick, as it requires twisting in order to turn it on and to adjust its volume. this delicate gesture that is traditionally associated with cosmetics, is aided by its vertical grooves. it measures 7 cm x 6.4 cm in diameter, and, like the whole collection, establishes a contrast between femininity and the industrial process.

the gentile grooves helps the user turn the speaker on and off


the four colors of the mobile phone charger




replacing the parisian need for a cigarette case, the ‘power bank’ understands societies’ newest dependence on mobile phones, by providing them with charge for the whole day. measuring 8.7 x 6 x 13 cm in diameter, it displays a contrast between smooth and relief, featuring an elastic band that secures the connection cable.







at 9.4 x 6.5 x 1 cm in size, the ‘cardholder’ is easy to slip into a handbag, providing a dual function for owners. its two card compartments are separated by a mirror that enables quick make-up touch ups, serving both business and charm in a single unit.

holding busines cards, the middle mirror enables people to quickly check their make-up


the minimalist design references efficiency




also matching the ranges’ small size, the ‘ring for keys and USB key’ is a modern handbag, carrying 8GBs worth of files and documents. made from a strip of pure aluminum to illustrate efficiency, its design is a strict and minimalist contour that is reminiscent of a child’s whistle.