CUSHIONS

CUSHIONS

By Louis Barthélemy

Commissioned for private homes, these delightful hand-embroidered and appliquéd cushions delicately produced in Cairo by skilled tent makers using ...

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BUFF & FLUFF

BUFF & FLUFF

By Louis Barthélemy

Cute and soft, these large weightlifters made out of a thousand and one cotton loops tied on canvas recreate astonishing...

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THE WRESTLERS

THE WRESTLERS

By Louis Barthélemy

A few weeks before the borders closed in February 2020, on the cusp of the pandemic, I traveled to Dakar...

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HAREM

HAREM

By Louis Barthélemy

A project initiated in Beirut in December 2019 with a collective of women from Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon. Some...

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NYMOS

NYMOS

By Louis Barthélemy

Handcrafted, gold pendants featuring ancient Egyptian iconography and figures of the Mediterranean mythology...

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

By Louis Barthélemy

The creative collaboration with Christian Louboutin led to the making of commissioned appliquéd tapestries for his newly renovated boutiques in Paris...

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EMPORIO SIRENUSE

EMPORIO SIRENUSE

By Louis Barthélemy

Beneath a volcano that looks as if it’s been smoking a rose-flavoured hubble bubble pipe is a Mediterranean seaside village, a joyful scatter of cube houses and churches with maiolica domes...

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MAISON PIERRE FREY

MAISON PIERRE FREY

By Louis Barthélemy

 At the request of the Pierre Frey design studio, the artist Louis Barthélémy has imagined a genuine contemporary fresco celebrating the Nile...

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BALINEUM

BALINEUM

By Louis Barthélemy

LOUIS BARTHÉLEMY X BALINEUM In this joyful collection of handpainted ceramic tiles, French artist Louis Barthélemy captures the energy and...

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SCARVES

SCARVES

By Louis Barthélemy

Bab-al-Louq, downtown Cairo. On a rooftop near the centre of this vast city’s urban sprawl, a group of young athletes,...

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SANDALS

SANDALS

By Louis Barthélemy

Marrakech. On the edge of the Medina, in the leatherworking quarter, an artisan and his apprentice take narrow strips of...

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KILIMS

KILIMS

By Louis Barthélemy

Fowah is a small delta town, cradled by a meander of the Lower Nile as it flows seawards. The weaving...

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