Originally manufactured by Heinrich Kaufmann & Sohne, Indiawerk in Solingen, Otter-Messer Mercator K55K "Kat" Knife is the legend of Kaiser Wilhelm's Army in WWI.

Now manufactured again by Solingen Company, this simple, but robust knife represents beautiful functionalist design with the iconic cat logo of The Heinrich Kaufmann & Sohne, Indiawerk.



Originally manufactured by Heinrich Kaufmann & Sohne, Indiawerk in Solingen, Otter-Messer Mercator K55K "Kat" Knife is the legend of Kaiser Wilhelm's Army in WWI.

Now manufactured again by Solingen Company, this simple, but robust knife represents beautiful functionalist design with the iconic cat logo of The Heinrich Kaufmann & Sohne, Indiawerk.








More from Paris and its design scene. During Maison et Objet, we have visited Bensimon gallery for the opening and surprisingly we have seen newest collection of furniture of our favorite, Eindhoven-based Max Lipsey.

We interviewed Max some time ago about his passion for bikes and his furniture collection called Acciaio, which is the Italian word for steel. Made out of Columbus tubes, the furniture is elegant as some of the best hand-made Italian bikes.

In The Bensimon gallery we took a closer look for Acciaio 2 series, collection of cabinets, lamp or screen. All the pieces are made out of the same technique as before. We like the details of joining, perforating and cubist like shapes of the collection which was launched this autumn with the help of The New York-based Matter design store.









More from Paris and its design scene. During Maison et Objet, we have visited Bensimon gallery for the opening and surprisingly we have seen newest collection of furniture of our favorite, Eindhoven-based Max Lipsey.

We interviewed Max some time ago about his passion for bikes and his furniture collection called Acciaio, which is the Italian word for steel. Made out of Columbus tubes, the furniture is elegant as some of the best hand-made Italian bikes.

In The Bensimon gallery we took a closer look for Acciaio 2 series, collection of cabinets, lamp or screen. All the pieces are made out of the same technique as before. We like the details of joining, perforating and cubist like shapes of the collection which was launched this autumn with the help of The New York-based Matter design store.




Our good friend from Vienna, designer Marco Dessí, has presented his latest project called Frame.

Frame is the variable silver and perspex tray which Dessí designed for Wiener Silber Manufactur, traditional silver manufacture founded in 1882. The tray includes silver square tray and various colorful perspex circles creating the different plates. Very nice combination of tradition craft and contemporary design freshness.



Historicist table from 1939
Historicist table from 1939
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s

Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988) was a French master of the hand made steel furniture and decoration. His biggest part of his life-long career represents creations of all kinds of tables.

For this editorial we have found some of his spectacular creations to show his style evolution which is significant for whole decoration scene of that time in France, Italy or elsewhere. We have named tables after their style which represent to illustrate this stylistic changes in times. From the historicism, to the surrealist and biomorphic designs to the decorative modernism and finally to the new 1960s steel minimalism, which was very popular in France.

Poillerat was a great chameleon of the styles and shapes. But in his every creation we can find his ultimate production mastery.

Historicist table from 1939
Historicist table from 1939
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s

Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988) was a French master of the hand made steel furniture and decoration. His biggest part of his life-long career represents creations of all kinds of tables.

For this editorial we have found some of his spectacular creations to show his style evolution which is significant for whole decoration scene of that time in France, Italy or elsewhere. We have named tables after their style which represent to illustrate this stylistic changes in times. From the historicism, to the surrealist and biomorphic designs to the decorative modernism and finally to the new 1960s steel minimalism, which was very popular in France.

Poillerat was a great chameleon of the styles and shapes. But in his every creation we can find his ultimate production mastery.







The Another hot stand in the halls of Maison et Objet fair has prepared Belgian designer and producer Michael Verhayden.

His products are as abstract symbols of the big painting for us. We bring you these pictures of Verhayden`s stand as abstract compositions where colors and materials create wonderful world of decoration and craft.

In the style of many 20th century decorators, Verhayden creates delicate products and accessories using various materials, such as marble, leather, wood, brass or horn. The outcome is the ultimate luxury collection of daily things: combs, scissors, bowls, bags, as well as 1950s inspired 55 armchair or the minimalist stand lamp.

Verhayden makes all the things hand made and in the limited series. He is true decorator/maker of our time.








The Another hot stand in the halls of Maison et Objet fair has prepared Belgian designer and producer Michael Verhayden.

His products are as abstract symbols of the big painting for us. We bring you these pictures of Verhayden`s stand as abstract compositions where colors and materials create wonderful world of decoration and craft.

In the style of many 20th century decorators, Verhayden creates delicate products and accessories using various materials, such as marble, leather, wood, brass or horn. The outcome is the ultimate luxury collection of daily things: combs, scissors, bowls, bags, as well as 1950s inspired 55 armchair or the minimalist stand lamp.

Verhayden makes all the things hand made and in the limited series. He is true decorator/maker of our time.








The Another hot stand in the halls of Maison et Objet fair has prepared Belgian designer and producer Michael Verhayden.

His products are as abstract symbols of the big painting for us. We bring you these pictures of Verhayden`s stand as abstract compositions where colors and materials create wonderful world of decoration and craft.

In the style of many 20th century decorators, Verhayden creates delicate products and accessories using various materials, such as marble, leather, wood, brass or horn. The outcome is the ultimate luxury collection of daily things: combs, scissors, bowls, bags, as well as 1950s inspired 55 armchair or the minimalist stand lamp.

Verhayden makes all the things hand made and in the limited series. He is true decorator/maker of our time.