California multidisciplinary design Umé Studio
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Umé Studio: California Multidisciplinary Design

Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre, the young duo behind Umé Studio, have different backgrounds but share a vision and great love for materiality. From an Indonesian family, the U.S.-born Tan studied at Cornell University before working under Caroline O’Donnell. A native of France, Lefebvre was educated there and in Japan. After practicing at Kengo Kuma in Paris, Lefebvre received a state research grant that led him to move to Kyoto and establish a practice.
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Stéphanie Coutas
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Stéphanie Coutas: Creates A Gallery-Like Refuge

A few steps from chic Avenue Montaigne and the renowned Champs-Elysées sits the elegant Haussmann building where Stéphanie Coutas found her personal refuge. Spread over 3,875 square feet, the four-bedroom apartment initially comprised a series of enclosed rooms. For this project, which kept Coutas busy for 18 months, the French designer wanted to create more flow and highlight her extensive art collection.
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