Meet "Les Dandys," a literary concept

05/31/2011 05:43 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2011

"Amidst the amazing territory of refinement defined and created by Ibride, objects are in league with each other, whisper their presence and share with us the desire for the unique and the extraordinary."

The Ibride design studio was originally conceived by Rachel and Benoit Convers, and became a reality with the close collaboration of Carine Jannin. Since 1996, the trio has created several small collections that can be qualified as "author design."

In its latest collection "Secrets..." Ibride teases our senses and plays with our judgements. The series of bookcases connect us to a make-believe world. Hidden beneath portraits of Dandy -- Rastignac, Edmond Dantes and Bel Ami -- are small shelves designed to store our favorite books.

In this collection inspired by the imaginary world of Balzac, Dumas, Maupassant, de Vigny and Flaubert, Rachel and Benoit Convers, the design team pay tribute to the theme of Secrecy. The Ibride design collection infuses a secret life to its objects, thus instilling a fairy tale atmosphere to our homes.

"Secrets" was previewed in January 2011 in Paris, and will also be presented at Salon Maison & Objet in September.

Bel Ami

Edmond Dantes
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