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#01 FRANCE

Even seasoned travellers welcome the insight of the right sort of local, a gently guiding hand in new territories or a fresh take on the familiar. With this in mind, we’ve put together a series of Style Files, country-specific, cliché-dodging dossiers and in-the-field notes for the contemporary explorer who really knows where they are going.

Discover designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s France in the first edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Vincent Fournier

In the first of a series of 12, watchmaker Tudor’s Stylefile project embarks on a world tour, hand-picking home-grown product, showcasing local talent and tapping resident intelligence for the smart places to visit.

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

A PARISIAN DESIGNER’S FAVOURITE HAUNTS

Whether you’ve got 20 minutes or an afternoon to indulge, Duchaufour-Lawrance gives his tips on time well spent in Paris, or escape to southern France’s grandest boutique hotel.

French Trotters, Paris

15 MIN

Owned by a couple of globetrotting photographers, this is a peripatetic shopping experience, showcasing the design talents of a different country every season. There’s a photography gallery upstairs, too.

116 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris

www.frenchtrotters.fr

First Floor, Paris

20 MIN

Gorgeously elusive pop-up drink/dine and shop in a walk up (and up) apartment. No website...but best take a sat-nav if you want to find it.

Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

Galerie BSL, Paris

20 MIN

A design-art space that specialises in the inventive presentation of one-offs, such as these ‘Ars Metallica’ rings by Alina Alamorean (left). Features a catwalk designed by Duchaufour-Lawrance.

23 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris

www.galeriebsl.com

40/60 Pizza al Taglio, Paris

30 MIN

Roman-style pizza (the margherita is the best in Paris, reckons Duchaufour-Lawrance), sold by the kilo and made from deliciously chewy, long-rise dough.

44 rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris

tel: 33.9 53 57 58 18

Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

30 MIN

Situated in a grand, St. Germain hotel particulier this is the coolest art gallery on the rive gauche. Owner/curator/dealer Kamel Mennour likes to mix things up.

47, rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris

The Bottle Shop, Paris

45 MIN

Boisterously flirtatious and full-to-bursting Anglophiles’ delight in the colourful Bastille area. Cold Guinness on tap and hearty bar food to mop it up. The most guaranteed hangover in Paris.

5 Rue Trousseau 75011 Paris

Candelaria, Paris

1 HR

Authentic Mexican street food café that doubles as a front for a hidden gem of a cocktail bar, accessible only via an unmarked door at the back.

52 Rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris

Senderens, Paris

1 HR

Alain Senderens recently gave up his three Michelin stars so he could concentrate on a more relaxed and informal bistro approach to dining. He also called in Noé for a re-design.

9 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

Le Dauphin, Paris

2 HRS

A tapas bar designed by Rem Koolhaas, owned by Inaki Aizpitarte and Fred Peneau of Le Chateaubriand fame. We are so there.

131 Avenue Parmentier, 75011

tel: 33.1 55 28 78 88

Derriere, Paris

2 HRS

A restaurant designed to provide Paris most branche set with an entertaining-from-home dining experience. Hipsters owner is M Mourad Mazouz of Sketch fame. Décor is Porte de Clignancourt eclectic. There’s a ping pong table and a fumoir.

69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris

La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul de Vence

4 HRS

Where else can you eat food this good, in such idyllic surroundings, get to look at original 20th century art works by Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Modigliani … and then relax by the swimming pool under shade of a Calder mobile? Charlie Chaplin, F Scott Fitzgerald and David Niven were all regulars at St. Paul de Vence’s jet-set auberge. Well worth the 30 minute drive from Nice

La Colombe d’Or 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Grand Hôtel Nord-Pinus, Arles

48 HRS

Picasso lived here. And Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Fritz Lang and John Houston were once regulars at the bar. There are Peter Beards on the walls and bullfighters in the streets outside.

www.nord-pinus.com

HOW NATURE NURTURES THE ORGANIC DESIGNS OF NOÉ DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE

One look at the smooth, rounded forms of his wooden furniture will tell you that French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has a thing for curves. His ‘Manta’ desk for Ceccotti Collezioni, for instance, is clearly for urban use, but its form is aquatic; solid woodwork appears almost fluid, with wind-sculpted scoops and oceanic cambers. ‘I think it’s vital we make an organic connection between the interior and the exterior through objects we design,’ says Duchaufour-Lawrance, who finds inspiration in the area around his country house in Amiens, as well as his daily walks around Île de la Cité, near his Paris atelier. ‘It is very important that people living in the city can make a visual link with nature and the elements too.’

Since grabbing the design world’s attention with his audacious interior for London restaurant Sketch in 2003 (like being in 1970s sci-fi Paris – Guy Bourdin as directed by Ridley Scott), Duchaufour-Lawrance has created a new identity for Air France’s business lounges, candelabra for Baccarat, a perfume bottle shaped like a gold bar for Paco Rabanne, a brand identity for Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics, furniture for SaintLuc and more. ‘I’m also designing a restaurant for the tallest building in Paris,’ he says. ‘I can’t tell you exactly where… you’ll have to guess.’

Food, drink and cafés play a pivotal role in his design process, it seems. Each morning, he goes to the same brasserie and sits sketching for a disciplined two hours. ‘I try every day to come up with something new,’ he says. ‘I love to eat. To me, food is even more important than design!’ he adds, making an appropriately curvy connection between both oeuvres. ‘Just as with design, food is all about a focus on good materials, a consideration for proportion and presentation.’

TUDOR HERITAGE ADVISOR

With added modern flair, the Advisor conserves the original shape and proportions of the middle case, lugs, and bezel, the familiar Dauphine hands and bevelled hour markers, as well as the characteristically shaped red alarm hand. The case diameter has been increased from 34 mm to 42 mm to suit today’s tastes.

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THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

Explore the Tudor and Wallpaper* Magazine Style File Series on iPad®, a world tour showcasing local talent and the smart places to visit.

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#02 AUSTRALIA

Discover Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth’s Australia in the second edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jordan Graham

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#03 CHINA

Discover Fashion designer Masha Ma’s China in the third edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Alexandre Guirkinger

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#04 BRAZIL

Discover architect Juan Pablo Rosenberg’s Brazil in the fourth edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Vava Ribeiro

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#05 SWEDEN

DISCOVER DESIGNER SUSANNA WÅHLIN’S SWEDEN IN THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Elisabeth Toll

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#06 GERMANY

DISCOVER PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S GERMANY IN THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Noshe

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#07 ITALY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER MASSIMO ALBA’S ITALY IN THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Riccardo Bagnoli

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#08 SWITZERLAND

DISCOVER ARCHITECTS BÉNÉDICTE MONTANT AND CARMELO STENDARDO’S SWITZERLAND IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Daniel Stier

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#09 JAPAN

DISCOVER HAT MAKER GRIS UCHIYAMA’S JAPAN IN THE NINTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Takashi Osato

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#10 USA

DISCOVER GALLERISTS STEVE PULIMOOD AND PAYAL PAREKH’S USA IN THE TENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jeremy Liebman

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#11 HUNGARY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S HUNGARY IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Carol Sachs

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#12 UK

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER CHARLIE CASELY-HAYFORD’S UK IN THE TWELFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Leon Chew