discover the joy of discipline

Every year, Wallpaper magazine pays tribute to craftsmanship and creativity during its Handmade exhibition at the Salon del Mobile in Milan.

An annual event during which the British institution associates brands/designers and know-how around exceptional pieces made especially for the occasion. Each pair of designers is keen to go beyond their usual comfort zone to offer creations that meet the ever-growing expectations of design week regulars.

The "Wellness+Wonder*" theme is le grammethe focus of the 2018 season. True to his passion for the material and his sense of ritual, he le grammehas designed a unique piece in line with this "Wellness+Wonder" theme: a healing set called "Discover the Joy of Discipline".

Although the brand has mastered its know-how when it comes to precious metals, it had set itself the challenge of imagining a functional object in the most fragile material there is: crystal. Often dedicated to the consumption of spirits, crystal makes it possible here to sacralise something equally precious: the attention one pays to oneself.
"Often dedicated to the consumption of spirits, crystal makes it possible here to sacralize something equally precious: the attention one pays to oneself. »
It is thus accompanied by a reference in the matter, the Viennese crystal maker LOBMEYR, that le grammeworked on 5 cylindrical containers. Each format has its own function and height, in an invariable diameter for an always absolute shape, declined and named by its weight:
- A vitamin. The 35g.
- A dried fruit ramekin. The 41g.
- A water glass. The 99g. Engraved with the mantra "  Discover the Joy of Discipline ".
- One juice tumbler. The 161g.
- A water pitcher. The 209g.

Each piece is characterized by its pyramid guilloché base line. Unified on the height of the vitaminizer, the pyramid guilloché draws a common horizon for the five objects. First imprint explored byle gramme, the pyramid guilloché had also been worked by Lobmeyr for the edition of a set with A.Loos.

Echoing his bracelets, rings and keyring, a silver cover (99g) made in the French workshops of le gramme, punctuates the variation of cylinders.
"Unified on the height of the vitamin tree, the pyramid guillochage draws a common horizon for the five objects. »
The healing set has been imagined as a real ritual space, the crystal cylinders are therefore set flush with a 90x55 cm lava stone tray, forming a mineral combination in light/dark. The lava stone known for its natural warmth resonates with the clarity and finesse of each piece of the composition. It invites a moment of focus or contemplation on what some people will alternatively imagine to be a desk pad or a space for meditation.

le gramme proposes here a morning ritual, so everyone will define the order, the ingredients and the context by placing the set in front of a photograph, a landscape, a window. Like every worn or functional le grammeobject, this new creation can be personalised with a sentence or a mantra.

Each element of the set is the result of a challenge pushing the limits of demanding and fragile materials and the uncompromising aesthetic demand of le gramme & LOBMEYR.
Happiness and minimal rendering seem here to have the same origin: discipline.
"Like every worn or functional le grammeobject, this new creation can be customized with a phrase or mantra. »
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