Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tsé & Tsé Associées

*Image via Three Layer Cake

I am forever in awe with the designers and longtime friends, Sigolène and Catherine of Tsé & Tsé Associées design house in Paris. About ten years ago I first saw their work in a British Elle Decoration which inspired my girlfriend and I to attempt to create their box light garland for our shop entrance. Needless to say, we thought it was "fabulous" as we used to continually pronounce (gag!) back then. I have always dreamed about having their super-creative storage solution- Scarecrow (see photo below) in my house one day. Now I see they actually sell it via their- and I don't say this lightly- AmaZinG website. There are so many neat little inventions, twists and turns, lurking around thier site-which mirrors their work in every way! There is a great interview with Sigolène and Catherine in the online magazine Three Layer Cake: here. Through their hard work and unconventional business techniques-their line of brilliant and quirky industrial designs have taken off over the past ten years with nary a business plan or spreadsheet of any kind. If only it could work that way for me! I don't have an ounce of the independent spirit or ingenuity of these two - but they sure inspire me with an energy to do more! Enjoy their site here:

*image via British Elle Decoration circa 1995?
**To see Scarecrow on the
Tsé & Tsé website- click on the light-then
catalogue-then storage.


amy said...

Thank you for writing about this site! A good source of inspiration for me right now with my current project. I remember those little lights and gosh darn it they were fabulous. I never knew the source, you have always known about the best stuff before the rest of us! I could play on their site endlessly.

Amy Z.

Liz Demos said...

Super cool indeed. Very KT.