Isis-Colombe Combréas, Editor-in-chief Milk Decoration
25 May 2021
COLLECTIBLE: Milk Decoration has become a global reference in design and has always been a personal source of inspiration for our co-founders. You have an important editorial responsibility as an editor. What place holds experimental contemporary collectible design and does it represent a challenge for you?
Isis-Colombe Combréas: This event is at the crossroad between iconic vintage pieces, talented interior designers and news contemporary creation. In my opinion, it is important to feature these emerging artists on the magazine in order to look forward, instead of only putting our focus on already known and iconic pieces.
“In my opinion, it is important to feature these emerging artists on the magazine in order to look forward, instead of only putting our focus on already known and iconic pieces.”
C: Which collectible design trends do you forecast for this upcoming season? What do you think we will see at COLLECTIBLE this year?
ICC: We will see unique pieces, colorful ones. The galleries are taking risks with their selections and we feel we have to follow their lead.
C: Besides the role your magazine plays, what do you think could help having more contemporary collectible design in people's interiors and interior architects' projects?
ICC: Owning contemporary design enables everyone to create a more personal interior. Especially people that are not artists themselves and wish to start to collect pieces. Everyone has a tendency to collect things, first stamps then something that allows you to develop your own sensibility, like design and art. Collectible provides a good way to do this since the galleries are rather small and take the time to explain the creating process and the message behind a piece. Moreover, the customers usually have the opportunity to meet the artists, which also help to understand the whole story.
C: Which designers or design studios you would dream to work with on a photoshoot?
ICC: We follow closely the work of Sabine Marcelis since day one, as well as Karl Monies, both represented by Etage Projects. There is also Bella Hunt & Ddc from Everyday Gallery and French Cliché from Studio Marant that stood out for us this year.