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Leather invests the whole house

When we talk about leather in the house, we immediately think of the leather sofa, but in recent years the leather is not only used for sofas. There are a number of small object from home that are now dressed in leather.

They can be found in the kitchen with different colour of aprons, protective gloves against heat, knife sheaths, wrists for drawers or a coated bin brown leather.

The leather has become over time a decorative accessory more than just a quality coating for armchair, sofa or chair, because it has been made with some good material with a good feeling.

Each leather has a story to tell. It carries with it scratches, wrinkles and the reliefs of the original skin that make it a unique and decidedly personal matter.

Unlike most materials known today, leather gains in beauty over time. Leather has many advantages over other materials, it is easy to maintain, does not oxidize, it is very resistant and especially nice to feel, smell and touch.

There are also leather in various other parts of the house such as the living room or in the bedroom or in the bathroom.

 


Open Space, Co-Working and Teleworking

What advantages and disadvantages to these new ways of working?

Since the 50’s, many working technics have seen the day, for some reason, and there are 3 "new working conditions."

► The Open Space

First there is the “open space”. This technic has been used in the biggest European and international groups and whose first goal was to improve communication between employees. This method appeared in the 1950s in the United States and in the 1980s in Europe, has been very successful thanks to the removal of walls and the fact that, there is less hierarchy. Indeed, everyone is in the same circumstances and work in the same open office.

This one has largely known the success, but now faces some basics problems. There is especially the problem of noise, every noise can disturb you like the phone calling, the discussion between colleagues or the simple fact of playing with his pen. In fact, it’s very difficult to focus on your work when your environment isn’t that calm.

According to a study published by Actineo in 2015, 67% of French employees working in open space are satisfied with their work area, against 88% of those working in private offices. Moreover, in Britain 73% of employees work in a collective office and only 19% in a single office.

► The Co-Working 

Similarly, co-working has surfaced following the success of the open space movement, in order to help small business entrepreneur who can’t afford a well place with a very expensive rent. Now it is possible to work in a place where a lot of people are working in the same room. Maybe they didn’t have any link on your business but they still can give their point of view and give you some advice, and maybe give you some contact.

These new entrepreneurs pay an average of 200 euros per month for the rent, with a kitchen, an internet connection, and sometimes relaxation and games areas (like some Ping-Pong tables, a pool, or a table soccer game)

This new working method is mainly demand in the region of Nantes, Lille, Lyon and for sure, in Paris.

In many cases, people creating projects are lonely, and sometimes need an outside opinion allowing them to move forward with confidence. They avoid getting bored and sometimes find solutions with the help of people around them. This allows them to create a kind of small network between young entrepreneurs.

► The Teleworking

In a completely different style of work, we find teleworking. This term simply means "work at home", and is becoming increasingly important in the business world thanks to new technologies.

This allows employees having any problems, constraints or inabilities to go to their work place, to work for his company, at home.

This trend builds on the excitement of new technologies and new innovations such as cloud, or "Cohome", "the future AirBnB coworking" as Zevillage said.

"Cohome" just shoving all codes already known in the world of business, because it is a system of co-working at home, indeed it looks like teleworking in co-working area.

The goal is simple. You can rent your apartment to entrepreneurs in need, at times when it is not used. It cost between 20 and 35 euros a day to work in very pleasant conditions, cosy and calm, with the company of others with only one goal; make some meets and move forward on their projects.

 


Maison et Objet Paris -Jan.2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to discover our new products:
Le Bureau Mobile [limited edition], Le Luminaire Tesse & Les Dominos de Table.

22-26 jan. 2016
Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte

Hall 7 - Now! Design à vivre
Stand D 7

Press contact : 
Juliette&Cie - Juliette Vallet
12, rue Dupetit Thouars – 75003 Paris
Tél. : +33(0)1.42.74.57.52 / +33(0)6.37.75.70.84
Mail : j.vallet@julietteandcie.fr

See you soon!


L'Etui

Travelling smartcase for Ipad

Everywhere, anytime

Nowadays, the tablet is used for everything, everywhere. To read an article in the subway, to watch a movie on the train, to take notes or pictures... We can not live without it!

We launch L'Étui to facilitate this daily use. Carry it under your arm or on your shoulder. In a jiffy, reach easily all the functionalities of your tablet.


Handmade in France.

Made of cow full-grain leather in one of the best French workshops, La Fonction no. 1.3 will simplify all your trips. Take a look at this video to confirm that!

Limited products.

For Ipad Air tablets. Available on our website at 540€.


Christmas time

Something else for someone special

At La Fonction, give a present goes with the desire to surprise.
Make an innovative gift and surprise the ones you love with our gifts selection for a successful Christmas!


L'Etui, travelling smartcase for Ipad.

With L'Étui, reach easily all the functionalities of your Ipad and keep your hands free when travelling or working.
Made in France with care and love.
Find it on our website!


Le Bougeoir, create your own.

Have fun creating your own object!
To separate or stacked, the shape of your candle will be dictated by your imagination. Play with the number of modules and increase the possibilities!
This product was designed by the designers of La Fonction for AM PM.
Find it on ur website!


Gift card, let the choice!

Any doubt about the size ? The color ? Be sure to please with the La Fonction gift card you will receive in its leather card holder to put under the Christmas tree.
Find it on our website!

Merry Christmas!


Le Valet

Accessories and clothes stand

Order & elegance.

On one side, an elegant mirror with a solid wood shelf to leave your jewelry, cosmetics or to lighten your pockets. On the other side, some rungs for hanging clothes, linens and accessories.

High quality & savoir-faire.

Le Valet is designed in France and made with care in Europe. Entirely in solid oak, eight finishes are available.


Thank you !

Many thanks for stopping by at our booth during Maison & Objet exhibition.
It was a pleasure to talk with everyone of you. 
Let's meet again at the next January show!

We remain of course at your disposal.
Don't hesitate to (re)discover all our new items on our website.


La Fonction at Maison & Objet PARIS

Of course, we will be there!

The major show Maison & Objet celebrates its 20 years!
The perfect occasion to meet and discover all our new products.

Plan your visit

4.8 sept 2015
Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte

Hall 7 - Now! Design à vivre
Stand B 188

Additional information
Maison et Objet website

Contact presse

Juliette&Cie - Juliette Vallet
12, rue Dupetit Thouars – 75003 Paris
Tél. : +33(0)1.42.74.57.52 / +33(0)6.37.75.70.84
Mail : j.vallet@julietteandcie.fr


La Fonction and its distributors. Part #2

Let's continue to discover our distributors! Time to head north to meet the Memento Mori team!

A real contemporary cabinet of curiosities, the shop offers eclectic, surprising and unusual collections. Warmly, Noémie welcomed us in her Vieux Lille shop. 

What has driven you to create this shop? 

We were running the Factory shop, and by attending other shows, we discovered some brands that we liked a lot, but that unfortunately did not correspond to the concept of the store and to our clientele. Therefore, we had the desire to create a concept store with originals creations echoing art and design. 

How do you choose the products and brands which you sell?

We go with our hearts. We love objects with real stories, matching our concept and at the same time being aesthetically pleasing. 

We closely monitor the quality of products and the materials used, ensuring that they are ethically sound, both environmentally and in dealing with human rights. Our motto is to buy less but to buy better. We have no price limit as long as we can justify it by the quality. 

We prioritize craft manufacturing and European production. It is important for us to have a true relationship with the supplier, to share the same views and the same values. We often  customize orders for our customers; we need this good relationship with the supplier in order to respond to the customer’s demands. 

We discover brands through shows, some contact us thanks to our website and our blog. We also work thanks to the word of mouth of our clients or our entourage. 

What did you like about the La Fonction products?

We loved the aestheticism of the product; the mobile workstation is innovative and brings a real solution to the user. Moreover, the designers come from the North of France and we want to help them to develop their activities. 

Have you projects in short or medium term for your activities?

We want to focus on our activity in Lille and on our website- to become a real showcase of  creation. We sell both national and international products. Today, we want to help regional brands to develop and increase their awareness. We also have some projects that are still in their development stage, but we keep them secret! 

Noémie, thank you so much for taking the time to answer to these questions!

Friends from Lille and others: stop in this beautiful shop and simply enjoy being surprised, you will not be disappointed!

Memento Mori
122 Rue Esquermoise, 59000 Lille
www.mementomori-shop.com


Let's meet at Capsule!

After New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, the Capsule Show will be in Paris from June 26th to June 28th, 2015. Let's meet at this show entirely dedicated to men's fashion!

Be surprised by the latest creations from French and international designers.

Plan your visit

June 26, 10-7PM / June 27, 10-7PM / June 28, 10-5PM
Cité de la Mode, 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
Free shuttle and promotional code in Uber app. You can find more information on this websiteRegistration and additional informations on Capsule show website.


Happy June

June is summer, June is Father's Day and June is also our birthday!  La Fonction is one year old already.

All year long, many of our projects have been realized at your side, thank you for that !

A little treat comes along at just the right time this month!

10% off on all the La Fonction products with the discount code "BONNEFETE".

Any doubt about the size or the color? Offer our gift card in its leather card holder! Different rates available 50, 75, 100, 150 or 200 euros.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any question or request you may have. 

Happy June to all!


Black is back

La Fonction 1.2 is now available in a black version for 13 or 15-inch screens. Chic and sober, to keep with you for years, and even more.

Timeless elegance

The elegant tension of leather against a canvas of locally woven cotton gives to the object a chic and casual look. When opening, this outside tone on tone association gives way to a beautiful Italian tartan canvas.

Travel office concept

Carry and protect your laptop. Work anytime, everywhere. Have your own private space with all you may need just at hands.

Handmade in France

Realized with care and love in one of the best French workshop, each product is unique: numbered and signed by the craftsperson. Discover this handmade realization in this video.

 

Free worldwide delivery

 


La Fonction and its distributors. Part #1

We've decided to honor our dear distributors in this section. Discover original concepts with strong identity, surprising  places to absolutely visit !

We begin this series with our first support in this great adventure : the french concept store "Gab&Jo".

More than just a "made in France" shop, Gab&Jo offers a real French experience. With the smile, Alexis Leroy welcome you in his beautiful shop in Saint-Germain Paris area. Keen on his products, he will bring you back to your childhood or take you to the discovery of the today France with singular and qualitative objects.

By offering young designer brands but also key French brands, Gab&Jo seduces French and international customers impatient like a child to unearth this exact disctinctive item.

Gab&Jo
28 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
www.gabjo.fr

 


Come and visit us!

Lots of occasions to discover us at this beginning of the year! Shanghai, Frankfurt... La Fonction will present its products worldwide, don't miss us! Perfect time to meet!

La Fonction - Shanghai, K11 mall 01.02-03.03.2015

We look forward to seeing you at the K11 shopping mall from February 1st.
All of our products will be saleable for a month directly onsite. A good way to celebrate the Chinese new year!

300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu, Huangpu district
卢湾区淮海中路300号, 近黄陂南路

La Fonction - Frankfurt, Ambiente the show 13-17.02.2015

Ambiente the show launches this year "The traveller's point", a dedicated area to travel bags. La Fonction will be part of this new event to present you our different mobile workstations.

Ambiente - Hall 9.2 F61C
13- 17.2 2015
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Showroom

Don't hesitate to visit us at Marcq-en-Baroeul showroom, 107B rue Montgolfier to discover all our products.


Let's discover Hong-Kong !

High buildings, green mountains, red taxi cabs everywhere and hundreds kind of dim sum (dumplings): yes, we are well arrived to Hong Kong ! Let's now discover the best shopping spots and see if La Fonction could be part of it. Conclusion : a big YES ! I was especially taken with the PMQ  place : the former Police Married Quarters restored for young designers. More than 100 innovative brands are gathered in this amazing place included our french friends Le Slip Français. La Fonction over there soon ? We hope so !

PMQ
http://www.pmq.org.hk/
35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong


La Fonction at the Carlton Hotel

This weekend La Fonction welcomed you at the Carlton Hotel in Lille to help you find your last Christmas presents ! More than 15 young creators were gathered  for this event organized by L'Odyssée Des Créateurs. It was the occasion to discover our French brand with our different products. We get together for a drink, pancakes, with bagpipes music.

Beautiful discoveries, enriching meeting ... We can't wait for the next occasion !

Merry Christmas to all !


Christmas is coming !

A decorated tree, an illuminated city and a clementine smell : Yes, Christmas is coming ! Gifts for you or to offer, discover without further delay our novelties for this end of the year.

La Fonction 1.2 puts on its winter outfit.

Opt for exclusiveness. Limited numbered edition, only 25 pieces.

As Christmas is a special moment, we propose you an exclusive edition for La Fonction 1.2. Only 25 pieces are available in this khaki color.
Realized with care and love in France, available for 13-inch screens. 

Unable to decide ? Think about our gift card !

This card can be used on all the La Fonction's products. Comes with its leather cardholder to put under the Christmas tree.

 

Showroom

Don't hesitate to visit us at Marcq-en-Baroeul showroom, 107B rue Montgolfier to discover all our products.

 

All the La Fonction's team wishes you happy year's end celebrations !


New blog

Hello everybody,

You've asked for it ? Here it comes : La Fonction blog, a new section to unlimited express ourselves ! We will talk about our news, our projects, our meetings, our discoveries ... Yeah : we will talk a lot !

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any requests. Just let us know what are your wishes, your expectations : we'd be happy to hear !

See you soon,

Marion.