art curation New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London
The Paris-based design studio be-poles developed NoMad's art program based on the idea of the “voyage” at large, inspired both by NoMad’s Parisian-influenced style and by be-poles’s collection of photographic books, the Portraits de Villes, in which a selected photographer has carte blanche to give his or her own vision of a city. The art is an invitation to a personal and intimate journey through 19th century correspondence, vintage travel collectibles from the 20th century, and the contemporary vision of artists via original photography and sketches. To achieve this, vintage artworks have been sourced in antique shops throughout France. Personal contributions have also been made by both the photographers and artists of the Portraits de Villes collection as well as by Antoine Ricardou, art director of be-poles, all of whom have drawn on their personal production of “carnets de voyage” over the past 20 years. As a result, each guest room’s art is unique, while at the same time communicating a consistent story of a beautiful journey through time and space. Be-poles is a creative studio dedicated to the graphic representation of brands. With its “Graphik Design™, Identity & Culture” global approach, be-pôles creates lasting visual identities that respects the universes of its clients. Be-poles worked with The NoMad to produce its global brand identity and visual identity. Be-poles prior clients include Agnes b., Colette, Louis Vuitton, Merci, Shanghai Trio, Sotheby’s, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and Wool and the Gang.
/THE LAB/ BY PLEASE DO NOT ENTER
Retail Los Angeles
/THE LAB/ is a creative platform featuring exclusive contemporary art and design collections curated by Emmanuel Renoird and Nicolas Libert, two French art and design collectors who created concept store, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER. /THE LAB/ entrance is located at 649 S. Olive Street.
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
RETAIL New York
Inspired by timeless, functional design classics, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived out of a “want” for premium quality leather goods to house the “essential” professional and personal products that we use in our modern everyday lives. It aims to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on its products by its ubiquitous gold and silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has developed a number of products in collaboration with NoMad.